Recently I have been in a Potter mood. As the months get colder I tend to favor hot drinks. I knitted this cozy and wanted to share it with the world. This cozy pattern can be applied to any chart and adjusted to fit your needs. I used worsted and dk yarns. Ideally you want to use the same weight to avoid any pulling and bunching around the color areas.
- Two “house-colored” yarns
- Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight, double pointed, or circular knitting needles
- Stitch markers
- “Houses Chart”
- Tapestry needle
CO 32 stitches
R1-3 K1 P1 ribbing around
R4 (Working in sockenette stitch) K2, inc, knit to last 3, inc, K2
R5 Purl (or Knit if working in the round) across, placing marker for beginning and end of chart section
R6 K2, inc, knit to first marker, work chart, knit to last 3, inc, K2
R7-12 Work chart in sockenette stitch
Repeat rounds 4-12 until chart is complete, with a single additional round of main color
Finish off with 3 rows of K1 P1 ribbing and bind off
Seam together, weave in ends, and enjoy.
TIP! When changing colors in knitting twist your two yarns over one another at the point of the color change, over one way then back on the next change. This will prevent gaps from forming resulting with holes in the finished project.