Posted on Tuesday, May 22 2012 at 8am
Wondering how to show your dad how much you care on 17 June (Father’s Day in the UK)? We vote for a special gift handknitted by you!
Most of the dads we know love a cuppa, and love a beer more, so our talented tech ed Kirstie McLeod has come up with a fab mug cosy that will tap into both these loves!
Go on, give your dad a mug hug!
What you’ll need
YARN Artesano, Superwash Merino (100% Merino wool, 50g/112m) Yarn A Sand Yellow (7254), 1 ball Yarn B Cream (SFN10), 1 ball
NEEDLES A pair of 4mm needles
EXTRAS Suitable mug, a button
Mug hug pattern
Cast on 57 sts using 4mm needles and yarn A.
Row 1 (RS) Purl.
Row 2 Knit.
Row 3 (RS) P3, * long st (insert needle into stitch 2 rows below stitch and K1 dropping the unworked st), P3; rep from * to end of row.
Row 4 Knit.
Row 5 Purl.
Row 6 Knit.
Row 7 (RS) P1, * long st (insert needle into stitch 2 rows below stitch and K1 dropping the unworked st), P3; rep from *tolast3st,longst,P3. Repeat these 7 rows until the knitting measures 8cm ending on a K row.
Next row Change to yarn B, K1, *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row. Continue in moss stitch for four more rows.
Cast off in pattern.
TO MAKE UP
Weave in all loose ends.
With right side facing, pick up and knit 10 sts with yarn A, 4cm up from the cast-on edge. Continue in stocking stitch for 3.5cm, ending on a WS.
Buttonhole row K2, yo, k2tog, K2, ssk, yo,K2. Continue in stocking stitch for 1.5cm.
For more Father's Day knitting patterns, see Simply Knitting issue 93. This issue may be available to buy as a back issue by phoning our customer services people on 0844 848 2852, and you can also buy back issues of Simply Knitting online. You can also get the Newsstand app edition of this issue of Simply Knitting.