Free Pattern: Garter Mug Cozies

I recently had to give up coffee. Completely. No decaf, no low-acid stuff, just cold turkey on that lovely, hot, rich, amazing beverage.

Can you hear my whimpering from where you are?

In giving up the Wonder Brew, I discovered that part of the magic of coffee was all the paraphernalia and ritual surrounding it. My entire morning routine changed, in a deeply sensory way: No more grinding of beans, no more heavenly smells, no more chugging and growling sounds from my coffee maker each morning as I got dressed. And…no more comforting warm mug in my hands as I gradually become conscious each day.

I found out that I adore mugs. Coffee mugs. I like their shape, their size, their hefty weight in my hands.

Garter Mug Cozies

So what does this have to do with knitting, you ask?

What if you could combine coffee, mugs, and knitting? What if every time you picked up your coffee mug, you were touching a lovely bit of knitted-up yarn as well?

Garter Mug Cozies, people. They're about knitting, and they're about mugs, and they're easy, and they're pretty, and they are extremely addictive. Plus, the pattern is free.

You've been warned.

Don't blame me if you end up knitting a gadzillion of these for all your friends, and then another badillion for your friends' friends.

Did I mention the pattern is free? Yup, free. But it's free for ONE MONTH ONLY! 30 days of freeness, that's all. As in, today's it's free, and through most of April it's free, and on Thursday, April 24, at 4:59 PM MST, the pattern is still free, and then POOF!—on Thursday, April 24, at 5:00 PM MST, the pattern is not free anymore.

Get it while your coffee's hot.

Download the free Garter Mug Cozies pattern

Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily. She loves the idea that tea cozies have evolved into french press cozies and mug cozies and iPod cozies. Everything deserves to be decorated with a little knitting in some pretty yarn.

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