Something about the Autumn/Winter makes me really in the mood for DIY, I don't know why, but this season makes me feel super crafty! While trawling Pinterest for DIY ideas, one of my favourite pastimes! I came across lots of people who had made mug cozies. I always thought they were so cute, but there is one flaw in my plan is that I can't knit...but fortunately my mam came to the rescue and offered to make me a couple, so I could share the pattern with you!
This is the pattern for the front mug cozy, the measurements of the mug are 15 1/2 cm in height and circumference is 28 1/2 cm, both mugs are the tall ones from Starbucks, but obviously you will have to adapt the pattern if your mug is a different size. I think the brown wool looks really nice and seasonal but you can use any colour you like.
Using 4.5 mm needles cast on 50 stitches
Work in pattern as follows
Row 1 knit
Row 2 knit
Row 3 knit 3, Purl 2 to end
Row 4 knit 2, Purl 3 to end
These rows form the pattern, continue in pattern until work measures required length
Cast on 15 stitches to form loop
To make up stitch together bottom ends until it meets the bottom of the handle
Sew together loop and attach button