Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hypercaffeinated: Coffee Caffeine Coffee Cozy Pattern

A new sample!  Published 5/25/2013.
Many people rely on caffeine to start their morning or to get them through the day. You can purchase many items that have the caffeine molecule drawn on them, shirts, jewelery and even coffee mugs. Show your chemistry power by knitting this caffeine cozy, and give it to your favorite Starbucks junkie.

The ribbing on the back of this cozy gives it some stretch so it should fit different sized coffee cups.

Back view of the cozy

  • Size 3 (3.25 mm) double pointed needles
  • Remnants of machine washable worsted weight wool in Green (MC - 30 yards), Blue (~1 yard total, for Nitrogens), Burgandy (~1 yard total, for Oxygens) and Grey (6 yards, bonds)
  • Yarn needle or crochet hook for finishing
  • Gauge over stockinette: 5 sts/inch, 7 rows/inch
  • Size : Height 3.75" high, 7" circumference.
Caffeine Molecule Coffee Cozy Pattern
  • CO 50 stitches of MC
  • Join to knit in the round, K24 stitches, *P2, K2* until last 2 stitches, P2.  If you are using three knit needles, arrange the stitches so 24 are on the first, 14 on the second and 12 on the third. The entire pattern will take place on the center of needle 1, and ribbing on the 2nd and third needles (the remaining 26 sts).
  • K24 stitches, *P2, K2* until last stitch, P2.
  • K1, knit the 22 stitches of the first row of the caffeine knitting chart (Right to left), K1, *P2, K2* until last stitch, P1.
  • Work all 20 rows of the chart as above, sticking with the same ribbing pattern for the last 26 sts of each round.  
  • Work 2 rows (K24 stitches, *P2, K2* until last stitch, P2.)
  • Bind off loosely, sticking with ribbing pattern where applicable.
  • Weave in all loose ends.

Caffeine Molecule Knitting Chart (20x22 sts)

This project is fast, easy and fun!

The cozy on two size cups (left and middle) and a side view of the cozy to display the stretch provided by the ribbing in the back.


This this pattern was created by ChemKnits for your personal or charity use. This pattern is not to be replicated, sold or redistributed without permission from ChemKnits. © 2010 ChemKnits