Yesterday I released a new pattern for a Coffee Cup Cozy on Ravelry. This is a pattern I designed to teach a class on beginning knitting at our new yarn shop in town– Yarn Shop Santa Cruz. It uses almost only knits and purls and is a small project that can be finished by a beginner in a short amount of time. The class came with eight additional pages of handouts, but the pattern itself is a great one for using up scrap yarn and for charity knitting for more experienced knitters.
Charity knitting in on my mind because a local non-profit, the Homeless Garden Project, collects knitted and crocheted items each year for their holiday gift store. For the past couple of years, I’ve been getting together with a group of moms for a couple of evenings to knit and crochet quick little items like this cozy for their store. Many of us are one income families and so pulling out our yarn and making a few things feels like a way we can give back to the community.
The Coffee Cup Cozy is free through October 15th, so download your copy today for your charity knitting!