Thank you for all of the wonderful compliments on my DIY Cup Cozy that I blogged about here! As promised today I am sharing the tutorial with you.
Find other Vanna White yarn colors here.
Buttons Crystal/Silver - Michaels
Two Knitting needles size 4.5 mm (which is equal to US Size 7)
Thread to match yarn color
1. Two Needle Cast On Method:
The reason I used 14 stitches is because 14 stitches produces a width that fits within the handle nicely....if your mug handle is smaller or wider just decrease your stitches or increase your stitches to get the correct width.
For more help to learn how to 'Cast On', go to this great website called The Knitting Site. View the pictures and video showing each step here for the "Two Needle Cast On Method". As well, there are many great demos of knitting stitches on the web and youtube!
This seed stitch is: one knit stitch followed by one purl stitch.
These two knitting stitches are continued like this: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 purl 1 ect until you have completed all 14 stitches.
To learn the knit stitch go to this link.
To learn the purl stitch go to this link.
In the next row and still using the seed stitch, create two buttonholes for your buttons. Here is a Youtube video on how to make a 3 stitch buttonhole. Knit the buttonholes so that they are evenly spaced across the row.
4. Now knit three more rows of seed stitch.
5. Cast Off all the stitches:
6. Cut the yarn 6 inches form the endo foyour cozy to leave a tail.
7. Attach the 2 buttons. With thread the same color as the yarn, sew on the buttons so they line up with the button holes.
8. Now all you have to do is weave in the beginning tail of yarn and the end tail of yarn with the embroidery needle. Watch this Youtube video to learn how.
9. You are done – give yourself a big pat yourself on the back!
If these instructions just sound like crazy nonsense to you (I apologize!), I suggest you buy or borrow a knitting book and just start practicing. As well you might be able to find a knitting class at your local yarn shop or college/highschool. Some cities/towns have informal knitting groups that meet at the library or at coffee shops, which would be a great resource for help. Check your newspapers for advertisements. Hope this helps!
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