Hi, I’m Elise, married to Erlend and this is my first D.I.Y. ever. As you may have read here on the blog, we’re expecting soon and I’ve been home on maternity leave a while now. My last couple of weeks have been filled with both knitting and Christmas cake baking, so today I’m gonna show how to make a Christmas cup cozy, which is the perfect gift to give to friends for Christmas 🙂 1. Supplies: Red and grey yarn, Färgrik mugs from Ikea (only $0.99), knitting needles size 6 (US 8), a couple old t-shirts, thread and needle, buttons and a pair of scissors.
2. Start with casting on a foundation row of 15 slipknots. 3. Knit back and forth until you’ve got about 14 cm/5.5 in.
4. Use thread with the same color as the yarn and a needle and sew the little blanket around the cup until you reach the handle. 5. Sew on a button on one of the sides next to the handle. Find a hole between the stitches where you pull the button through.
6. The last step of the Christmas cup cozy is the name tag. I’ve cut a rectangular shape from an outwashed t-shirt, sewed the name on and then sewed the tag onto the cup cozy. Try not to make it too perfect – I find skewed letters and stitches charming.
I gave these to a friend couple today: Anne and Trygve. These are fun to make, and fun to give away and of course fun to get! That’s it for my first D.I.Y.
XOXO Elise 🙂