FO: Fair Isle Coffee Sleeve

And the Starry Starry Night Shawl Kit Giveaway winner is….. (drum roll)….. Wanda!! If you haven’t received an email from me yet, you will very soon.

Coffee Sleeve |

(I’m wearing my awesome fox t shirt, from this Etsy shop– I’ve had it for years, and was wearing it in this previous post as well)

Pattern: Perri

Needles: 4mm dpns (US 6)

Yarn: Scraps of Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran, in ‘Plum’ and ‘Mallard’.

Mods: This was heavily  modified, I used the gradation speckles on the chart, and cast on for the same number of stitches, and that was it. I changed it for a 1×1 ribbing, and knit one round of the purple on each end. It worked out perfectly, and it’s easy to bring around with me and use in place of a cardboard sleeve. Although I’m having a latte in these photos, it also works really well on cold drinks- I hate how you get an iced tea or coffee to go and the thing just sweats in your hand while you walk around with it, all gross and wet. The sleeve totally takes care of that.

Coffee Sleeve |

Coffee sleeves- I know some of you might wonder why anyone would bother knitting a coffee sleeve, so I’m going to tell you why I think you might want to bother. First up, they are awesome for de-stashing small bits of yarn, and equally a great small project to try a technique or a stitch that you have been wanting to try- it’s like a swatch you can use! Also, although the cardboard sleeves are indeed recyclable, the less you use of anything, the better for the planet. Plus, then your beverage looks awesome. Way more awesome than a generic cardboard sleeve.

coffee cozy|


  1. Wanda   •  

    Hip hip hooray!! I havent won anything since my 5th grade spelling bee. 🙂 I’m so excited – I cant wait to receive the kit and get this beautiful yarn on my needles! Thank you, thank you!!

  2. Christina   •  

    Love it! How did I not realize how amazing mallard and plum go together. It also solves the problem “is this mine?”

  3. Loulou   •  

    I love it! Such great colours. And congratulations to Wanda for winning such a wonderful prize!

    • Wanda   •  


  4. Tanis   •  

    I just shipped off an order for some Plum and Mallard together today and was reminded of what a great colour combo it is. Love this!

  5. Katharina   •  

    What a great colour combination and an even better idea for what to do with all the scraps of yarn flying around here. Thanks a bunch!

  6. miss agnes   •  

    Great coffee sleeve. Agree with you, it looks so much better than plain cardboard (plus, no waste). And it’s a cute and quick to knit gift idea for coffee lovers.

  7. Val   •  

    Oh, it’s so pretty! What a great way to beautify a cup that’s super hot (or one with covered with a scribbled misspelled version of my name, lol!) I bet it would also be terrific for an icy water tumbler to keep hands dry from condensation. Love!

  8. Jolene   •  

    OK, now I feel the need to make a bunch of these! And, oh yeah, Plum + Mallard = definitely in my future.

  9. rililie   •  

    This came out so lovely!
    I need to make one myself… it’s a must accessory for a coffee drinking knitter!!!

  10. Liesl   •  

    Lovely! I tend to drink coffee at home in a regular old mug but sometimes I feel like using a cup just so I can enjoy the coffee sleeve joy. 🙂

  11. AngelaH   •  

    That colour combo is blowing my mind. So gorgeous!

  12. kessanlin   •  

    What a great way to use up bits of leftover yarn! Love the effect of the gradation specks and semi-solid colours. Love the tshirt, too!

  13. Pia   •  

    It’s a great little project. If you put it on a cup with a gift card inside it would even make a cool little present for someone.
    Oh and that shirt is freaking awesome!

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