Monday, September 19, 2011

Beer Koozie Patterns

This is my first official published pattern. I'm actually really proud of these, and trust me, I have knitted them all several times so I can say without a doubt, the patterns are perfect!



Cabled Beer Koozies

Needles: Size 4 DPN’s
Yarn: 1 skein Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe, color(s) of your choice
Other: 1 blunt eyed needle
            Cable needle
            1 Marker (optional)
Basic Cable Abbreviations:
            C4F – slip 4 stitches to cable needle and hold to the front
            K4FC – put 4 stitches from cable needle back to DPN and knit
            K2tog – Knit two stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)
Serpentine Cable Abbreviations:
            C3F – slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold to the front
            C3B – slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold to the back
            K3FC – put 3 stitches from cable needle back to DPN and knit
            K2tog – Knit two stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)
Modified Cable Abbreviations:
            C3F – slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold to the front
            K3FC – put 3 stitches from cable needle back to DPN and knit
            K2tog – Knit two stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)
Ladder Cable Abbreviations:
            C2F – slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold to the front
            C2B – slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold to the back
            K2FC – put 2 stitches from cable needle back to DPN and knit
            K2tog – Knit two stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)

Cast on 44 stitches to a size 4 needle
K2, P2 the next row, dividing stitches evenly on DPN’s (place marker if so desired)
Work 5 more rows of K2, P2 rib in the round


Basic Cable Pattern:

Row 1-5: K8, P3 (repeat to end/marker)
Row 6: C4F, K4, K4FC, P3 (repeat to end/marker)
Repeat rows 1-6 three more times
Work 4 more rows of K8, P3





Serpentine Cables:

Row 1-5: K6, P5 (repeat to end/marker)
Row 6: C3F, K3, K3FC, P5 (repeat to end/marker)
Row 7-11: K6, P5
Row 12: C3B, K3, K3FC, P5 (repeat to end/marker)
Repeat rows 1-12 one more time
Work 4 more rows of K6, P5


Modified Cables:

Row 1-6: K6, P5 (repeat to end/marker)
Row 7: C3F, K3, K3FC, P5 (repeat to end/marker)
Row 8-10: K6, P5 (repeat to end/marker)
Row 11: C3F, K3, K3FC, P5 (repeat to end/marker)
Row 12: K6, P5 (repeat to end/marker)
Repeat rows 1-12 one more time
Work 4 more rows of K8, P3




Ladder Cables:

Row 1-4: K8, P3 (repeat to end/marker)
Row 5: C2B, K2, K2FC, C2F, K2, K2FC, P5 (repeat to end/marker)
Repeat rows 1-5 four more times
Work 3 more rows of K8, P3



Bottom:
Row 1: Purl to end
Row 2: K2tog, K3 (repeat to last 4 stitches) K4, 36 stitches
Row 3, 5, 7: Knit to end
Row 4: K2tog, K2 (repeat to end) 27 stitches
Row 6: K2tog, K1 (repeat to end) 18 stitches
Row 8: K2tog (repeat to end) 9 stitches
Leaving a tail, cut yarn.
Using a blunt eyed needle, draw tail through remaining 9 stitches and remove from needles.
Draw bottom closed and weave in yarn tail to secure.
Seam top stitch and weave in end at top of koozie.


They look great in whatever color or colors you want to knit them in, honor your sports team, a wedding color, or just your personal favorite.

I would be glad to e-mail you a PDF of these patterns if that would make your life easier, just let me know where to send it. They also need to be modified slightly if you were to knit them in two colors instead of one, so let me know if you would like that pattern instead.

Happy Knitting!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Kim these are awesome! You should have an etsy shop! XO- Sarah

Kim said...

Thanks Sarah! I'm considering setting something up, I'm just too busy to fill orders at the moment if I were to get them!
How is the wedding planning coming? I can't wait to see pictures, I know everything will be lovely! :)

Tammy♥ said...

These are cute..thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

I'm glad you like them, thanks for stopping by Tammy. :)

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toujourspursang said...

On row five of the Ladder Cables, is it supposed to be purl three instead of purl five?