Knit a coffee cup sleeve

Are you a Starbucks or Tim Hortons addict? Lessen your impact on the environment by knitting your own personalized coffee cup sleeve out of scraps of worsted weight yarn.

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• 5 mm knitting needles
• worsted weight yarn
• darning needle
• scissors
• assorted embellishments
• regular needle and thread

Cast on 34 sts. K1, p1 for 5 rows.
Row 6: K1, p1, increasing one st on each end of needle. (36 sts)
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11 (RS): Knit, increasing one stitch on each end of needle. (38 sts)
Row 12: Purl.
Rows 13-17: K1, p1.
Row 18 (WS): Cast off loosely in K1, p1.
Tie off end.

With darning needle, sew back seam to form a tube.
With regular needle and thread, sew on embellishments or embroider on flowers, snowflakes or other designs with contrasting yarn.

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