My, it's been a long time since my last post. To make amends for my absence, here's a quick and easy felted mosaic cup sleeve that works up with scrap amounts of yarn. The pattern for the "Sportive Cup Cozy" can be downloaded from the complimentary pattern section over on the right hand side of the blog.
This mosaic stitch pattern is being auditioned for larger felted accessories that will be offered in the Game Day Knits book. I have to confess, I've fallen way behind schedule on the book this summer. News Flash - heat waves are not conducive to knitting wool accessories inspired by crisp autumn tail gates and frosty evening football games. Hard to believe, but I totally took a break from the needles for the past month or so. Just.could.not.knit. Shocking.
But in the past few weeks, the itch in my fingers overcame the thermometer, and I knew I needed to get back at the production knitting for the book. Somehow, I still couldn't bring myself to work on the double knit stockinette scarf I'd started back in April (wow, was it really that long ago?).
Whenever I need to get back into the knitting groove, I start small, like this little mosaic stitch pattern.
I always have to audition new mosaics with lots of different color combinations, and usually end up tweaking the designs as they often don't translate from graph paper exactly the way I want. One great way to make the swatch process more productive is to make coffee cup cozies. Perfect swatch size, and even if the design isn't exactly what I want, the sleeves are still usable. I felt mine, as I have found out that these hold up better over the long run.
Please, let me know what you think of this stitch pattern - would you like to see it used in a larger accessory?