Thursday, February 19, 2009

Twilight Coffee Sleeve





I'm getting together with a bunch of girlfriends next week to talk about Twilight (losers! I know!) and since we're meeting for coffee, I thought it'd be appropriate to make a coffee sleeve with Edward's famous "Be safe" line. Very fast project! At first, I did the lettering in fair isle, but it didn't show up very well. I went over it with duplicate stitch, and it looked much better, so that is what I'd recommend.

Materials:
  • small amount of worsted weight black and red yarns
  • U.S. size 6 dpns (or long circ for magic loop)
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends and for duplicate stitch
Gauge: Doing a gauge swatch on this would probably take just as much time as knitting the sleeve, so I wouldn't bother. But my gauge measures 5 stitches to the inch in stockinette.

The final measurement of my cozy is 4 inches tall which fits a medium to large to-go cup). If you want it a little shorter, you can work just 3 rows of rib on top and bottom).

With black yarn, CO 48 stitches, and join to work in the round.
*K2, P2* around for 5 rounds.
Knit one round.
Switch to red yarn, and knit one round.
Switch back to black yarn, and knit 13 rounds.
Switch to red yarn and knit one round.
Switch to black and knit one round.
Still holding black, work *K2, P2* ribbing for 5 rounds.
BO loosely.

Using the chart below, with a long length of red yarn and your tapestry needle, duplicate stitch the pattern as shown (the bottom of the chart corresponds with the third row of black yarn after the round of red yarn). Sorry but, for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to make this chart appear bigger.