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Mug Cosy


Designed by

Sachiyo Ishii

Finished Size

7 x 24cm


•Small amounts of 4-ply (fingering) weight yarn in [A] coral pink, [B] pastel pink, [C] dark pink

•2cm button

•Cotton thread to sew button

About yarn used for samples

•4-ply weight, 50g per 226m, 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic


•30 sts and 36 rows for a 10 x 10 cm tension squareover St st

Practical tips

•Leave a long end at the beginning and end of each piece for sewing


RS: right side

WS: wrong side

St st: stocking stitch

St(s): stitch(es)

K: knit

P: purl

Yf: yarn forward

K2tog: knit two together



Project sheet (pdf)




Knitting Instructions

With yarn A, cast on 55 sts.
Row 1 (RS): [K1, p1] to last st, k1.
Row 2: [P1, k1] to last st, p1.
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Join in yarn B.
Rows 5-23: Work the chart, starting with a k (RS) row and finishing with a k (RS) row.
Fasten off yarn B.
Change to yarn A.
Row 24 (WS): [P1, k1] to last st, p1.
Row 25: [K1, p1] to last st, k1.
Rows 26 and 27: Rep rows 24 and 25.
Cast off k-wise.


Sides: work both sides the same

With RS facing and yarn A, pick up 18 sts along short edge, turn.
Rows 1-2: Starting with a p (WS) row, work 2 rows in St st.
Rows 3-6: K.
Cast off k-wise.



With yarn A, cast on 10 sts.
Rows 1-17: K.
Row 18 (buttonhole): K4, yf, k2tog, k4.
Rows 19-22: K.
Cast off k-wise.


To make up

Weave in ends. Sew non-buttonhole end of band to centre of one short edge of cosy.Sew button to opposite short edge of cosy to correspond with band buttonhole. With yarn C and 25mm pompom maker, make two pompoms, leaving extra long tails when tying off the pompom centres. Attach one tail to top corner of each side.