I’ve knit these up in the past and made coffee-themed gift cards for the Latte Love gift sets for A Paper Buffet, and I’ll likely end up selling these in both stores this upcoming Christmas. Coffee cozies are eco-friendly (no need for a double-cup) and a great way to keep your hands from burning on your hot beverages.
I want Knitley Road items to stand out from other knit items available on Etsy, so I doubled up the yarn and played with colour for these knit coffee cup sleeves/cozies/whatever we call them now.
This super girly bubble-gum pink knit coffee sleeve was knit with two shades of pink. I knit it in the round for a seamless sleeve and choose a ribbed stitch to keep it stretchy so it can accommodate different sized cups. I personally prefer this side of the pattern, which is technically the ‘wrong’ side, but I love all the waves the purl stitch makes.
Here’s the “right” side:
I weaved the ends in carefully along the bound off edge, so you really can reverse this and use both sides.
The next one might be my favourite, I mixed teal and orange; I’m really loving this colour combo!
I used the same pattern and again I really prefer this side but again, the cozy is reversible.
The cozies are knit with acrylic yarn making them easy to toss in the washing machine- though I’d recommend putting it in a small mesh laundry bag or hand wash them.
These cozies are available here at Knitley Road on Etsy.