FC Knits

Cabled Mug Cosy

Needles: 4mm (US: 6) straight needles, sewing needle
Yarn: DK
Materials: 3 buttons, sewing cotton
Yardage: negligible

Knitted Cabled Mug Cozy
Photo Credit: Aelys
Directions: Adjustable cabled mug cosy with optional 3 buttons and buttonholes, to enable it to fit a wide range of cup sizes. Can also be knitted as a standard one button mug cozy. All directions in UK English; see abbreviations glossary for US English equivalents.

Cast on 5 sts
Row 1: [and all odd rows to row 17] knit [RS]
Row 2: kfb, p3, kfb [WS]
Row 4: kfb, p5, kfb
Row 6: kfb, p7, kfb
Row 8: kfb, p9, kfb
Row 10: kfb, p11, kfb
Row 12: kfb, p13, kfb
Row 14: kfb, p15, kfb
Row 16: kfb, p17, kfb
Row 18: k4, p4, k5, p4, k4
Row 19: knit
Row 20: k4, p4, k5, p4, k4
Row 21: knit
Row 22: k4, p4, k5, p4, k4
Row 23: k4, c4b, k5, c4f, k4
Row 24: k4, p4, k5, p4, k4
Row 25: knit
Rows 26-73: rep rows 18-25 (6 times)
Buttonhole Piece:
Row 74: [and all even rows to end] purl
Row 75: k2tog tbl, k17, k2tog
Row 77: k2tog tbl, k15, k2tog
Row 79: k2tog tbl, k13, k2tog
Row 81: k2tog tbl, k11, k2tog
Row 83: k2tog tbl, k9, k2tog
Row 85: k2tog tbl, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, k2tog
Row 87: k2tog tbl, k5, k2tog
Row 89: k2tog tbl, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog
Row 91: knit
Row 93: k2, yo, k2tog, k1
Row 95: knit

Bind off and weave in ends. Sew on 3 small buttons.

For a single buttonhole, change row 89 to "k2tog tbl, k3, k2tog" and bind off after that row. If you want to adjust the number of buttonholes, the yarn over buttonholes work best in the knit rows.


c4b = cable 4 back
c4f = cable 4 front
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
kfb = knit through front and back loops
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through back loop
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over