I made this last night. / by jen geigley

I had been searching and searching for a knitting pattern for a coffee cup sleeve that used my beloved Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, but never had any luck. It was driving me nuts. Surely such a thing exists. I have a huge pile of leftovers that I've been dying to use up, so I finally just sat down last night and made one on my own. I'm not a pattern writer by any means, but this is so simple that even I can spell it out. So here you go (you can find this here on Ravelry, too.) These are insanely quick to make, are great for stash-busting and would make perfect last-minute gifts.

thick and quick starbucks sweater

yarn: lion brand wool-ease thick and quick (less than .25 skein)
needles: US 13 / 9.0 mm DPNs

c/o 20 sts, join and PM

  1. k1 p1 rib
  2. k1 p1 rib
  3. k
  4. k1, k2 tog, k to last st
    (repeat rounds 3 & 4 four times = 16 sts)
  5. k1 p1 rib
  6. k1 p1 rib
  7. b/o loosely in pattern + weave in ends
That is it! Yup, 20 stitches, 12 rounds ... um, this could be the easiest fastest project in the world. Go forth and make coffee cup sleeves. It's December, people. Go, now!