Cup, cup and away!

Because everything is better with a small red cape.

Materials:

US #6 dpns

US #8 straight needles

Worsted wool in colors for trunks, belt, tights, and cape: I used Paton’s Classic Wool.

With trunk color, cast on 40 stitches, and join to knit in the round. Place marker at beginning of round and after stitch #20 (the halfway point).

Round 1: *Knit 1, purl one* to end of round.

Rounds 2-9: *K1, P1* three times, k to marker, repeat. This is the pattern for the body of the cupholder.

Round 10: Break trunk color and join belt color. K round plain (this keeps the color change from showing in the purl stitches).

Round 11: *K1, P1* three times, k to marker, repeat.

Round 12: Break belt color and join tights color. K round plain.

Round 13-19:  *K1, P1* three times, k1.

Round 20: Bind off stitches to marker. Break tights color and join cape color, purling to end of round (this keeps the color change under the cape).

Begin to knit the cape flat, switching to larger needles for a flowier cape.

Row 1: Slip first stitch, knit 4, make 1 (I used a backwards loop), turn, slip the first stitch, and purl to end.

Row 2: Slip first stitch, knit to end.

Row 3: Slip first stitch, purl 4, make 1, turn, slip the first stitch, and knit to end.

Row 4: Slip first stitch, purl to end.

Row 5: Slip first stitch, knit 6, make 1, turn, slip the first stitch, and purl to end.

Row 6: Slip first stitch, knit to end.

Row 7: Slip first stitch, purl 6, make 1, turn, slip the first stitch, and knit to end.

Row 8: Slip first stitch, purl to end.

Row 9: Slip first stitch, knit 8, make 1, turn, slip the first stitch, and purl to end.

Row 10: Slip first stitch, knit to end.

Row 11: Slip first stitch, purl 8, make 1, turn, slip the first stitch, and knit to end.

Row 12: Slip first stitch, purl to end.

Continue in stockinette stitch, slipping the first stitch of every row, until the cape is as long as the body of the cup holder. Bind off in purl, on a purl row. Weave in ends.

Wait! come back!

Assure your friends that the cape is, in fact, necessary. Do not garnish your drink with kryptonite.

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6 Responses to Cup, cup and away!

  1. Lurkertype says:

    I have absolutely no need or any use for it, and yet I want it. Badly.

  2. Lauri says:

    That is cute as heck!

  3. Pingback: “This is a mug holder with a cape, because capes make everything better.” | KnitHacker

  4. Lurkertype says:

    This would keep cold beverages colder as well, yes? I don’t drink giant amounts of hot stuff, but am always drinking big cold stuff that makes my hands all freezy.

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