Sunday, November 23, 2008

Knitted mug cosies

...just what every home needs!


The pattern is 'Mug and French Press Jackets' by MK Carroll. I think they are adorable - perfect for that person on your gift list that seems to have everything.

And if you are looking for some last-minute knitted gifts, this could be just the ticket -- they only took a day to whip together. This pair will be going out to a sister-in-law with a selection of yummy teas.

One note: the jackets need to fit pretty tightly in order to stay on the mug. So I'd recommend a gauge check, or tailoring the pattern sizing to the desired mug. (At first, mine were a little 'baggy' and when I lifted the mug, the little jacket slipped off! To fix this, I did some very slight felting in order to shrink it just a touch. That did the trick.)

I'm now tempted to make one up for myself too. It would certainly get some interesting looks in the office, don't you think? ;)

9 comments:

amanda said...

These are pure essence of cosy! Love the mugs too. Very stylish.

Denise said...

I love these, I like the pattern on them. What a great gift with teas or coffee.

Anonymous said...

These are lovely sis, youre so thoughtful. Really cute and the tea caddy - very British. Love you.Jac. x

StarSpry said...

What a great gift! They look so cute :)

Bea said...

Cute! Its nice to know they need to be a bit snug.

Corwink said...

Love love LOVE these. I am going to go to TJ's or Ross and look for cute mugs. Now I have to go raid my stash and see what I have to use for the jackets.

Oiyi said...

Wow, I love them. Makes the mugs look extra fancy. I would pair them up with mugs if I were to give them to non-knitting friends.

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tiennie said...

These are wonderful!! Reminds me that they're in my queue. :)

Luni said...

Those make me smile! Looking at the mug, I'm not surprised you had a problem keeping them up on those smooth-sided cups, so much wider at the top.
(Kinda like trying to keep up a strapless bra on a well-endowed woman.) ;D