Happy finally Friday! It’s been a long week littered with stress and migraines, blech. Usually workouts are my go-to in order to relieve stress but they have been ineffective this week. So, what does a knitter do to relieve stress? She makes a Kermie Koozie for a friend 🙂 The pattern turned out pretty good, though if you’re stranding multiple colors, be sure to keep the tension loose! I am sure the stress had nothing to do with it, but my koozie is a smidge tight. The koozie fits wonderfully around a bottle of craft beer, though (tee-hee!).
Dimensions: ~6 x 4
Gauge: 10 stitches and 15 rows = 2″ using US 4
Materials: worsted weight yarn, 5 US 4 double pointed needles, stitch marker
Chart: at bottom of page, may opt to knit up to 3 kermies in one pattern.
CO 48 and distribute evenly on 4 needles.
Row 1-5: K2, P2
Row 6-11: Knit
Row 12-30: follow chart.
NOTE: I completed the chart 3 consecutive times (so I have 3 Kermits). I placed two stitch markers to mark the end/beginning between chart 1-2 and 2-3.
Row 31-35: Knit (remove stitch markers)
Row 36-39: K2, P2
BO in K2, P2
Optional decrease if you’re going to use it for bottles only and want a snug fit around the neck:
Row 31: K2, K2tog 12x
Row 32: Knit
Row 33: K2, K2tog 8x, (optional K1, K3tog)
Row 34-35: Knit
Proceed to end of pattern.
Weave in ends.
Ahh, stress is better…and how can you not smile when looking at 3 Kermits keeping your beer cool?
I hope you enjoy. If you make the project, please do not sell. Make it for yourself or to brighten a friend/family member’s day 🙂
P.S. please let me know if you find an errata so I can correct it on the decrease (I only made a standard).