You can’t beat a good coffee, right? I’m a bit particular about mine… I use fresh coffee beans, which I grind in my own coffee grinder and measure out with a specific spoon. I then brew them carefully in my, with water just off the boil, for about 4 minutes. A quick stir, plunge and pour. SO GOOD. But you know the one thing that I can’t quite manage? Keeping the coffee warm! Seriously, it’s gone lukewarm within 5 minutes of making it. Am I the only one that has this issue?! To try and solve this, I’ve designed a few patterns for a simple knitted cafetiere cosy, which is basically the coffee version of a tea cosy. This was also a great excuse to practise my knitting skills after teaching myself to knit last year!
I made this knitted cafetiere cosy in partnership with We Are Knitters, who kindly send me a bundle of yarn and needles. I’d actually been admiring their site for a while before they got in touch; I love their simple, modern branding! I gotta say, their merino wool is really nice. I will definitely be buying more colours for some winter scarf making later in the year!
Simple knitted cafetiere cosy with striped pattern
What you’ll need
- Two balls of yarn in complimentary colours
- 5 mm knitting needles
- A medium size button
Knitting pattern for a 12 cup cafetiere cosy
(all of these measurements can be adjusted for different size cafetieres – either knit fewer rows, or cast on a smaller amount at the start).
- Cast on 25 rows
- K9 rows
- Switch yarn to the second colour (using this method) and K10 rows
- Repeat step 3 a further 7 times
- On the next row, add a button hole to one end (2 stitches from the edge) using this method, making sure it is large enough to fit your button through.
- K1 additional row, then cast off.
- Using a wide eyed needle, tie off the loose threads by sewing them into the main knitted piece.
- Stitch a button onto the opposite side of there the button hole is, making sure that the button and button hole will align when you wrap the cosy around your cafetiere.
I’m pretty chuffed with how my knitted cafetiere cosy patterns worked out. This was actually the first time I’ve ever used multiple colours in one knitted piece, so I’m secretly high fiving myself for it actually working! Thanks so much to the team at We Are Knitters for supporting this project – you can check out their full range of knitting gear on their website, here. Happy knitting! – Mike.
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