I'd like to try my hand at knitting a coffee cup cozy, somewhat like this http://pensandneedles.blogspot.com/2006/12/jazzy.html
but in a gray/black argyle pattern, somewhat like this http://www.freevintageknitting.com/s...s-pattern.html
This will be my first time knitting in colours like this, and that said I don't know how to knit socks so one of my questions is, could I do the 'tube part' of the sock pattern to make a coffee cozy? And if so, from where to where?
I know how to knit in a round but considering this will be my first real attempt at knitting with multiple colours, should I consider knitting a flat piece and then stitching it together?
Thank you in advance for any advice and suggestions.