One 70 yd skein of dishcloth cotton will make two; use knitting worsted weight cotton yarn such as Peaches & Crème, Sugar and Cream, Bernat Handicrafter, Lion Brand Cotton, etc.
- Size 3 double point needles
- Size 6 double point needles
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
NOTE: I did try to work this with a circular needle using the magic loop method ... the extra needle length was a bother with a project of this size. But if you are one of those clever folks who can do two socks on circular needles, this project would work just as well as socks (or mittens).
With size 3 needles cast on 36 stitches and join to knit in round.
Knit 1, purl 1 ribbing for 1”
Change to size US 6 needles and knit in stockinette (knit each round) until total length from cast on is 3”.
Purl one round to form a ridge.
Decrease round 1: *Knit 4 stitches, k2tog* repeat to end of round – 30 stitches
Round 2: Knit around
Round 3: *Knit 3 stitches, k2tog* repeat to end of round – 24 stitches
Round 4: Knit
Round 5: *Knit 2 stitches, k2tog* to end of round – 18 stitches
Round 6: *Knit 1 stitch, k2tog* to end of round – 12 stitches
Round 7: Knit 2 together around – 6 stitches.
Leaving about a 4” tail, cut yarn, thread through loops and draw up to close circle. Weave in ends. Damp block over full or empty soda can.
Optional: work in stripes to reflect your favorite school colors or colors of your favorite canned beverage.
Use duplicate stitch to create initials to personalize each cozy
Use solid colors then brighten up with simple embroidery to complement dinnerware or favorite placemats.
Most importantly, have fun!