Friday, May 17, 2013
Finished Object Friday
Sock Monkey Cup Cozy
Yarn: Briggs & Little Heritage from stash
Hook Sizes: H8 (5mm) and G6 (4.25 mm)
Comments: When I was in New Brunswick last week I was inspired by similar cup cozies that were being knit by the Thrum Ladies and offered for sale in local craft markets. And then when I found this free pattern I knew I had to give it a try.
It's a pretty simple pattern and really well explained. I've learned a new skill - reverse SC - and I've also learned the right way to work SC2tog. There's a remark amongst the notes from Raveler's who've made this pattern to work the foundation chain row loosely. That's a good tip! The resulting cozy fits the cup snugly but it does need a bit of stretch at that first round.
In fact, after completing this first cozy I've made the pieces for several more. My plan is to have about a dozen finished in a handful of colours in time for a craft show in the third week of June. If I can finish them up this weekend then I can start making some other projects for sale - maybe some coin purses and some dishcloths? It's a long weekend in Canada and the weather looks awesome, so whatever your plans are, ENJOY! As always, check the links at Tami's Amis to see all kinds of great stuff!