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Old 08-16-2009, 12:16 PM   #1
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Coffee cup sleeve
The grocery store where I would get my morning cup of coffee, changed the cup type to the cheap plain cardboard (and didn't offer those cardboard sleeves). I couldn't stand the heat! So I used the pattern on Knitty.com http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTslingshot.html as a basic idea and just did my own thing (no sling). It works great!
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I made it on one 2.25mm 16" circular, back and forth (slipping the 1st stitch every row) and sewed it up when done. Because I followed the stitch count in the pattern for casting on and any decreases, it fits nicely. And I just alternated knitting or purling for a group of rows (where ever I wanted) to add some hand grip. And using multicolored yarn helps disguise any spills until I want to wash it.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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Oh I like that! I have one in my head that is similar that I've been meaning to do. I agree, although I hate some of those cardboard cups and the sleeves are a pain.
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I'm all about cozies and sleeves and I really like the one you've created.

You did a great job alternating rows to create dimension and, probably, a good grip on your coffee. Very nice! Now I'm going to try my own (again).
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Oh now that is such a darn good idea! I love your 'cup cuff'!
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Gr8 idea n wel done
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That looks great - very good thinking to add a little "grip"!
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Love it! I need to do one of those for myself too ...
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:50 PM   #8
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Love this!! I was thinking of just a knitted sleeve like the cardboard ones. (of course, being the klutz that I am, I'd most probably be wearing my coffee)
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Oh, great idea! Very nicely done
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I love that. It is so cute! I would like to ry it myself. It looks very pretty. The clolors you choose are my favorite, too.

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