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A spur of the moment project.

Coffee Mug Sweater

Pattern: Mug Sweater (though this Hug Me Mug Cozy pattern from Lily Sugar ‘n Cream was published earlier)
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool (blue) and KnitPicks Telemark (white)
Needles: US 5 and US 0

Project page here.

The only modification I made was to eliminate one row of the top ribbing, since otherwise it would have been in the way for drinking from the mug. Of course, that would all depend on the size mug you use.
Coffee Mug Sweater

It only took about 2 hours to do the knitting, so it was a pretty quick project. For worsted-weight yarn and my gauge, this fit one of my smaller mugs snugly. To fit some of my larger mugs, I might add a couple of stitches. But it hasn’t been blocked, and it will probably stretch a little bit when it’s heated up.

One thing to think about if you make it: The arms may get in the way a bit when drinking, so you might want to make the sweater so that the handle is on the left as you look at the front of the sweater (like the Sugar ‘n Cream pattern). That way, the arms will be facing out as you drink.

Otherwise, the only thing I’d probably change if I make another one is to set the second sleeve back a little farther. I attached it exactly opposite the first arm, but since the first arm actually starts behind the handle of the mug, putting the second sleeve exactly opposite makes that sleeve farther to the front.

And look – the little mittens just happen to be exactly Barbie-sized:

Barbie Mittens

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11 Responses to Thumbs Up

  1. Chris says:

    Ok, that’s a funny project! And how handy that the mittens are multipurpose. 🙂

  2. zeneedle says:

    A mug of tea has never been so funny!!

  3. Cookie says:

    So cute! I wonder if velcro dots would do the trick…

  4. Stacey says:

    I love the mug sweater! I’ll have to remember to make one for next winter. I have my first cup of coffee outside, watching the sunrise. Every morning. No matter how cold. How is the Pontiff doing?

  5. kitten says:

    Hilarious. I can’t believe those little mittens are knit in the round. (But I hold my cup around the cup part, with the handle facing directly away from me, and besides, it’s got a moose and yarn on it, so I can’t cover it with a sweater.)

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  7. redsilvia says:

    That is funny! And kind of surreal.

  8. jill says:

    Aren’t you just full of whimsy!

  9. Kym says:

    Such fun! (I love that the mittens are REAL.)

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