Because cold coffee is unpleasant.

This makes me think of Daleks, don't know why.

This pattern is simple and quick and uses very little yarn.

The M&Ms help, really.

The above picture shows how much yarn was used to make this cup holder. The larger green ball (the main color, Cascade 220) weighed in at 17 grams, and there was some left over when the cup holder was done.

Padnos Cupholder: Windows on My Caffeine Habit


Worsted weight yarn in three colors: Main color (MC), Contrast color 1 (CC1), and Contrast color 2 (CC2).

US7 needles for knitting in the round (DPNs, magic loop, whatever works best for you)

Loosely cast on 40 stitches and join to knit in the round.

Knit 1, purl 1 for one round.

Knit 4 rounds plain.

Begin pattern 1: Add CC1 and knit 2 stitches with CC1, then 2 with MC, for two rounds.

Knit two rounds plain with MC.

Begin pattern 2: Add CC2 (no need to break CC1) and knit 2 stitches with CC2, then 2 with MC, for two rounds. Break CC2.

Knit two rounds plain with MC.

Return to CC1 and repeat pattern 1, followed by two rounds plain with MC, twice, then repeat pattern 1 again (when the cupholder is done there should be 1 row of CC1 squares, 1 row of CC2 squares, then three rows of CC1 squares, each separated by two rounds of MC).

Knit four rounds plain with MC. Knit 1, purl 1, for one round. Cast off loosely and weave in ends.

Be sure to knit one that matches your purse and accessories.

This pattern is free to knit and sell for charity, or to knit for your own personal use. If you do make one for yourself, please consider giving a dollar to someone who’d appreciate it: barista, busker, grandchild, or collection plate, whoever’s handy.

Padnos is the scrap metal/recycler in my parents’ home town. The owner makes sculpture out of scrap metal, and this can be knit out of scrap yarn, so that’s where the name comes from.

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8 Responses to Because cold coffee is unpleasant.

  1. littlemiao says:

    [this is good] Cute coffee-ness! If I knew how to knit, I would knit a little cup holder for my glass kombucha bottles – I use them for tea and hot water but they get so hot it’s hard to hold them.

  2. snoringKatZ says:

    I passed this on to my knitting friend. Maybe she’ll be bored and have some leftover yarn and …

    heh heh heh…

  3. Lurkertype says:

    The first one is very Dalek-y. Knit it in blue and white and you could have a TARDIS cup to oppose it!

    • Paula says:

      I was thinking the same thing about it being a TARDIS-looking. Almost Dalek, too! Thanks for the pattern and the inspiration.

  4. Pam Olson says:

    I live in that town & pass Padnos nearly everyday… Thanks for the pattern!

  5. Sabrina says:

    Another fantastic idea! This will be such a great present for a friend of mine and then the absolute must-have-with-me item for my handbag.


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