Seed & cable coffee mug

Seed & cable  coffee mug by Marieta Iosifidou






           

Materials

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

Needles

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

Notes
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)

Instructions
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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