King’s Cozy

I designed this beer cozy on the car ride home from a camping trip in King’s Canyon National Park. This pattern has a cable going up opposite sides of the beer cozy, with ribbing in between. The cables make a nice cushiony grip while holding a beer, and the ribbing allows it to stretch to fit. There is a surprisingly small number of decreases between the body and neck and of the cozy. This pattern is made with yarn that I happened to have, but many other substitutions could be used. The cotton works pretty well, and doesn’t really get wet like you might expect it would.

Yarn: Schachenmayr Rainbow (worsted weight)
Needles: 4 double pointed #6 US, and a cable needle

Cast on 36 stitches.
{brackets} indicate the cable
part of the pattern

row 1-4: *k2 p2 k2 p2 k2 {p1 k6 p1}* repeat from * to *.
row 5: *k2 p2 k2 p2 k2 {p1 place 3 stitches on cable needle and hold behind work, k3, k3 from cable needle, p1}* repeat from * to *.
Continue repeating rows 1-5 until cozy is as tall as the body of the beer bottle that you would like it to fit (mine is about 6 inches). The decreases occur only in the ribbed portion of the pattern, so you should continue the cable as above throughout the decreases.

Begin Decreases:
decrease row 1: *k2 p2 k2 p2tog k2 {cable continued from above}* repeat from * to *. (34 stitches remain).
decrease row 2: *k2 p2tog k2 p1 k2 {cable}* repeat from * to *. (32 stitches
decrease row 3: *k2 k2tog k1 p1 k2 {cable}* repeat from * to *. (30 stitches
decrease row 4: *k4 k2tog k1 {cable}* repeat from * to *. (28 stitches
remain).< Decreases finished! Continue with the following pattern until the neck of your cozy is as long as you wish. Neck rows: k6 {cable} k6 {cable}.

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