Friday, September 2, 2011

Star Trek Uniform Beer Cozy

I am pleased to introduce another guest designer to ChemKnits, Joy S. Grape. Joy sent me to her Star Trek Uniform Beer Cozy knitting pattern, and I am honored to share it with all of you here.

Photo Credit - Joy S. Grape at

About the Designer:

In her free time, Joy S Grape displays her aposematic coloration on her poetry blog, When threatened, she defends herself by extolling the virtues of genetically modified organisms until predators give up and leave.

  • Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors: Red (Color A), Yellow (Color B) and Black (Color C). Color A corresponds to the uniform color, so substitute whatever color you want.
  • Size 6 double pointed needles ("I'm cheap, so I used barbecue skewers, but they are the equivalent of about a size US6." - Joy)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in loose ends

Pattern Instructions:

  • CO 32 sts on DPNs in uniform color (Color A)
  • *K2,P2* across for 5 rounds
  • K across for 13 rounds
  • Begin Intarsia for the logo:
    • Row 1: K1 (Color A), K1 yellow (Color B), K2 (Color A), K1 (Color B), K (Color A) until end of row
    • Row 2: K3 (B), K1 (A), K1 (B), K (A) until end of row
    • Row 3: K1 (A), K4 (B), K (A) until end of row
    • Row 4: K1 (A), K3 (B), K (A) until end of row
    • Row 5: K2 (A), K2 (B), K (A) until end of row
    • Row 6: K2 (A), K1 (B), K (A) until end of row
  • Using Color A*K2, P2* across for 2 rounds
  • Using Color C *K2, P2* across for 3 rounds
  • Cast off, secure all loose ends.

I am a visual person, so I charted out the written instructions so you can see what the mini logo looks like:

The star trek logo used by Joy S. Grape in her knitting pattern

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
K - knit
P - purl
CO - Cast On

This pattern has been published on with permission of Joy S. Grape at This pattern is intended for personal or charity use, and you are not to republish without permission from Joy S. Grape. (c) 2011 Joy S. Grape