I re-discovered knitting this year AND I finally learned how to crochet. I made more than a dozen hats for various people to give as Holiday presents. I frogged a sweater I made ages ago that I never really liked and I am going to cast a new sweater on soon…To celebrate the New Year I think. First I’ll knit one more hat for a friend who just started chemo and wants a Wolf hat.
It’s just the right thing for me right now. Meditative, productive, calming, and portable. I’ve made up 2 patterns in the last month. I’d never made up a knitting pattern before! Nothing tricky, but we have to start somewhere, right?
So I offer to you, as a late Holiday gift, one of the patterns I made up. It’s just a simple cozy for a drinking jar. These took me less than an hour to knit (both together!) and I love the way they look.
Cozy Jar Wraparound
Very basic cozy for a wide-mouth pint canning jar. Knitted with Lion Homespun yarn in the pictures, but anything that will get about 3 stitches to an inch on size 10 needles will work.
The holder has 2 rows of K1/P1 ribbing on top and bottom and 3 columns of seed stitch up each side. The main part is knitted in Stockinette and there are 2 buttonholes on one side.
Cast on 36.
Row 1: K1 P1 all the way across.
Row 2: P1 K1 P1 (P1 K1* to last 3 st.) K1 P1 K1
Row 3: K1 P1 K1 (Knit (30) to last 3 st. P1 K1 P1
Row 4: P1 K1 P1 (Purl (30) to last 3 st.) K1 P1 K1
Row 5: K1 P1 K1, Bind off 3 st., purl to last 3 st. (27), P1 K1 P1
Row 6: P1 K1 P1, Cast on 3 st., knit to last 3 st. (27), K1 P1 K1
Row 7-10: Repeat rows 3 & 4 twice.
Rows 11-12: Repeat rows 5 & 6.
Row 13: Repeat row 1.
Row 14: Repeat row 2
Bind off. Sew 2 1” buttons on the button side and weave in your ends.
I graphed it out so that I could make sure I typed out each row correctly. Xs are knits around the edge.
That’s it. Simple, but I am pleased with building my skills and expanding my hobby. What new skills have you learned in the last year? What are some of your favorite hobbies?