Cast 36 stitches onto one double-pointed needle (DPN.) Divide the stitches onto three DPNs so that each needle holds 12 stitches. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the stitches on the first needle and join the stitches to begin working in the round.
Knitters who hate throwing away the paper sleeves on coffee cups can protect their hands and keep their beverages warm with a knitted cup cozy. Not only does a knitted cozy eliminate the need for paper sleeves, it announces to the world that you're a proud crafter. These sleeves allow you to practice knitting in the round on double-pointed needles. If you're already a pro at wrangling four needles, work up a few cup cozies for quick gifts.
- Worsted-weight yarn
- Size 6 double-pointed needles (DPNs)
- Stitch marker
- Darning needles
Work in knit 2, purl 2 (K2P2) rib for six rounds.
Knit every stitch for 10 rounds, which will produce stockinette-stitch fabric.
Work in K2P2 rib for six more rounds.
Remove the stitch marker and bind off in the ribbing pattern. Cut the yarn with scissors, leaving a 3-inch tail. End the row with a knot by pulling the tail through the last stitch. Thread a darning needle with the yarn tail and weave the tail into the bind-off edge.
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