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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coffee Cozy

Saturday afternoon, I wanted a project to keep my hands busy while my husband and I listened to Nothing to Envy, a book about life in North Korea, and I decided to use some little tapestry yarns I'd acquired to make this cozy for the single serving French press.

I don't drink coffee, but my husband does, and I usually wrap a towel around the press when brewing coffee for him, to keep it nice and hot.  I thought this would be a nice way to both use up the odd yarn bits and try out this design, which has long interested me.  It is an adaptation of a sweater pattern in an old magazine.  Not something I would wear, but I like the way the colors merge into each other, and the dots in squares.  It kept my hands occupied as I listened, and it was fun to play with this pattern.  I think I'd like to do it again, but in a finer gauge, so the circles look more circular, maybe double knit coasters or something.

8 comments:

Kara said...

I never thought of that! Pretty colors!

Lynn said...

That's really sweet. A bit much for a sweater but good pattern for a cozy!

Sheri said...

Cute idea, and what a tiny little press that looks like!

knit1kids4 said...

Fun project. I should knit one for my hubby's press!

Missus Wookie said...

My cafetiere is that size and I think that sweater/cozy is so cute! I've seen some that slip over the top but I like this wrap around better.

Amanda said...

Is this an Intarsia pattern? Looks good!

Kim said...

Oh I like it.. very nice.. pattern and colors

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

That turned out really well. How fun!