Monday, November 10, 2014

Seed & cable coffee mug

Seed & cable  coffee mug by Marieta Iosifidou



  • 1 ball red knitting yarn 
  • 1 ball white knitting yarn
  • 1 plain white button


  • 1pair 4.00mm knitting needles  (UK 8, US 6)
  •  1 cable needle

Work the cable pattern in two colors, as follows. Make two balls with the red colored yarn and one with white. Twist the yarn as you change colors o that your work is solid, without holes.
If you need a smaller version, you can follow the same pattern but using  thinner yarn and 3,5mm needles. (UK.10,US3)

Cast on 7 stiches
Knit 2 rows
Continue in garter stitch
Work a 1 stitch increase at each first stitch of the row , until you have 18 stitches.
Proceed in garter stitch and continue pattern as follow:

R1 red yarn & seed st (K1,P1,K1,P1,K1),white color K8,red yarn & seed st (K1,P1,K1,P1,K1)
R2 red yarn-(K1,P1,K1,P1,K1), white yarn-P8, Red yarn-(K1,P1,K1,P1,K1),
R3 red yarn-(K1,P1,K1,P1,K1), white yarn C8B, red yarn (K1,P1,K1,P1,K1)
R4 red yarn-(K1,P1,K1,P1,K1), white yarn-P8, Red yarn-(K1,P1,K1,P1,K1),
R5-R10 Repeat rows 1&2 for three times.
Repeat rows 1-10 until work measures 20cm(8inch), ending with row 4.
Break off white yarn and continue with red yarn and garter stitch.
Start to decrease the work. Work 1 stitch-decrease in the beginning of the row until you have 13 sts.

next  row:

  •         K2tog, K3, bind off 3 stitches, K3, K2tog.
  • K4, cast on 2 stitches, K4
  • K2tog, K6, K2tog
  • K all sts
  • K all sts , bind off, break your yarn.

Sew on the white button opposite the buttonhole.

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