Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | September 7, 2010

Bernat’s Coffee Cozies

Amazing Felted Knit Coffee Cozies

By: Bernat

Bring your own knit coffee cozy to the coffee shop and help save trees. These great free knitting patterns creates cute cozies for the cup and carafe. Felting melts away any imperfections making it perfect for beginner knitters. This project walks you through how to felt using yarn made especially for the purpose. You’ll love the soft blended colors created through felting the yarn.

Materials:

  • Yarn: Bernat Felting Wool (75 g/2.6 oz) MC: 1 ball of #94131 (New Iris), A: 1 ball of #94605 (Fresh Poppy)
  • Knitting Needles: Size 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) or size needed to obtain gauge. Snap fastener.

Gauge:

13 sts and 18 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stocking st.

Measurements:

Cup Holder: To fit average take-out cup.
Coffee Press Cozy: To fit carafe up to 4 1/2″ [11.5 cm] in diameter.


Things to Know Before Felting:

Record all the measurements and changes before and after felting. You will be able to adjust the method to produce proper results.
Always test a sample. Different colored yarns may felt differently.
Colorfastness can be affected by very hot water.
Any knit fabric that has been properly felted becomes very dense and matted.

How to Felt:

Using low water level, run a Hot/Cold cycle for 5 to 15 min. Add a pair of old jeans for agitation.
Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda for a small load. After one cycle, check for size. Repeat if necessary.
Run through the rinse and dry spin cycle.
Do not use a clothes dryer.
Lay felted piece onto a dry towel, away from direct heat or sunlight.
Shape piece to correct measurements.
If an edge ripples, baste a thread through the edge and gather in. Remove the thread after the felting is dry.

Patterns:

Cup Holder:

With MC, cast on 32 sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 2 ins 5 cm, ending with a purl row.
Next row: (Inc 1 st in next st. K7) 4 times. 36 sts.
Cont even for 4 ins 10 cm total length. Cast off.
Using a flat seam, sew side seam.

Coffee Press Cozy:

With MC, cast on 65 sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 4 1/2″ [11.5 cm], ending with a purl row. Break MC.
With A, cont in stocking st for 11 1/2″ [29 cm] total length, ending with a purl row. Cast off.

Finishing:

Felt pieces following “How to Felt” instructions. Shape pieces to measurements and let dry.

Tip:

Shape felted Cup Holder on an empty take-out cup.

Trim Cozy to measure circumference of Coffee Press plus 3″ [7.5 cm] wide by height of Coffee Press to spout. Sew snap to center of side edges. Fasten around Coffee Press as shown in picture.

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