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.
- 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.