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Kitchener in Pattern ~ Alissa Barton

  • 03/21/2020
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Board Room
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Description: Many knitters avoid Kitchener stitch.  It’s NOT hard, you can do this!  Learn not only how to work a basic kitchener in stockinette and garter stitch, but how to weave your knitting together in patterns. We will be making 4 cup cozies, one in garter, one in stockinette with garter stitch borders, one in K1, P1 ribbing, and one with garter borders, reverse stockinette stitch, and cables. Each cozy begins with a provisional cast-on and is shaped with short rows to better fit the cup. If you wish, omit the short rows and you will end up with cuffs or cozies for a water bottle.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Homework: Four cup cozies - These cozies are designed to fit a Starbucks Grande cup. You may need to work additional repeats for larger cups. You most definitely need to have negative ease on these. I am working with 1" negative ease from the diameter of the base of the cup. My cups are 8" around at the base.

Each cozy uses a provisional cast on. I like the method where you use a crochet hook and work a chain stitch around the knitting needle, but any type of provisional cast on will work. Judy's Magic Cast-on, or any other double-sided cast on will NOT work.

I used Japanese short rows in my samples, but any form of short rows you are comfortable working is just fine.  I used short rows to make the cozies wider at the top than the bottom because this is how most to-go cups are shaped. If you plan to use yours around a cup that is straight-sided or a water bottle then you may choose to omit the short row shaping altogether.

I worked my samples using a contrast color to join them. This is obviously not invisible, if you wish yours to be totally invisible then leave yourself a 1-yard tail on each cozy when you break the yarn.

Materials needed for each cozy: Smooth, light colored Worsted weight yarn; size 8 needles; waste yarn

Garter Stitch Cup Cozy

  • Provisionally cast on 20 sts. Join main color, do not knot. Rows 1-10: Knit. 
  • Row 11: K10, turn, K10. Repeat rows 1-11 five times more.
  • Knit 9 rows. Leave stitches live and set aside.

Stockinette Cup Cozy

  • Provisionally cast on 20 sts with waste yarn.  Join main yarn, do not knot.
  • Row 1: K20.  Row 2: K3, P14, K3.  Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more
  • Row 7: K10, W&T, P7, K3. Repeat rows 1-7 six times more, hiding wraps as you come to them.
  • Then work rows 1&2 once more and row 1 once.  Leave stitches live and set aside.

Ribbed Cup Cozy

  • Provisionally cast on 30 stitches with waste yarn. Join main Color, do not knot.
  • Rows 1-6: (K1, P1) across. Row 7: (K1, P1) 7 times, W&T, (K1, P1) 7 times.
  • Repeat rows 1-7 five times more, hiding wraps as you come to them.
  • Work 5 more rows of K1, P1 ribbing.  Leave live stitches on needle and set aside.

Cabled Cup Cozy

  • With waste yarn, provisionally cast on 28 sts. Join main Color, do not knot.
  • Row 1: K3, P3, K6, P4, K6, P3, K3.  Row 2: K6, P6, K4, P6, K6.
  • Row 3: K3, P3, K6, P4, K6, P3, K3.  Row 4: K6, P6, K4, P6, K6.
  • Row 5: K3, P3, C3B, P4, C3B, P3, K3.  Row 6: K6, P6, K4, P6, K6.
  • Row 7: K3, P3, K6, P2, W&T, K2, P6, K6.
  • Repeat rows 1-7 six times more, then work rows 1-5 leave live stitches on a needle and set aside.
Tools Needed: To bring to class: 4 completely knitted cozies; spare size 8 needles (dpns are best); tapestry needles (large eye); scissors; extra yarn for working Kitchener in class

Materials Fee: None


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