Wednesday, July 23, 2008

French Press Cozy Pattern

French Press Cozy

Fits a standard French Press (larger and smaller additions/recommendations given at end of pattern) Mine is a Bonjour brand.

Size 6 straight and dpns

Stitch holder (or extra needle to hold side panel)

2 skeins of worsted weight yarn in contrasting colors

Yarn Needle

Gauge: Not necessary

Yarn Shown: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted

Yarn Substitutions: Any worsted weight yarn. Wool is recommended since natural fibers work best to retain heat.

Finished Dimensions: Width: 7” Length: 9”

Sides (Make 2)

Cast on 33 stitches

Knit first row through the back loop.

Knit 7 rows

Purl 1 row (WS)

Begin Ball Band Pattern:

Row 1: (CC) K7 Slip 1*K5 Slip 1* Continue between *across to last 7 stitches, K7

Row 2: (CC) K7 YF Slip 1 YB *K5 YF Slip 1 YB* Continue between * across to last 7 stitches, K7

Row 3: (CC) P7 YB Slip 1 YF *P5 YB Slip 1 YF* Continue between * across to last 7 stitches, P7

Row 4: (CC) Repeat Row

Row 5: (MC) Knit

Row 6: (MC) Purl

Row 7: (CC) K4 Slip 1 *K5 Slip 1* Continue between * across to 4 stitch, K4

Row 8: (CC) K4 YF Slip 1 YB *K5 YF Slip 1 YB* Continue between *across to 4 stitch, K4

Row 9: (CC) P4 YB Slip 1 YF *P5 YB Slip 1 YF* Continue between * across to 4 stitch, P4

Row 10: (CC) Repeat Row

Row 11: (MC) Knit

Row 12 (MC) Purl

Repeat these 12 rows 4 times and Rows 1-4 once. (There will be 11 pattern ridges)

** Pattern note, remember to attach contrast color to main color on both panels before row 11 on LAST pattern repeat! This way your cozy will not unravel!!

Knit 7 rows in Stockingette Stitch ending on a right side row.
Break yarn and move to a stitch holder or extra needle.

Make another panel but do NOT break yarn.

Join Sides and Create Top:

Beginning with Panel #2 (Yarn still attached to ball) – put 22 stitches on dpn (this will be needle #3). 22 stitches on needle.

Slip the next 11 stitches of Panel #2 and the first 11 stitches of Panel #1 onto another dpn (this will be needle #2). 22 stitches on needle.

Note: you will attach “live” yarn from Panel #1 during first knit round.

Slip remaining 22 stitches from Panel #1 onto another dpn (this will be needle #1) 22 stitches on needle.

Place marker and join for knitting in the round. Starting at needle #1, knit 22 stitches. Knit next 11 stitches on needle #2 and secure broken yarn to working yarn with a square knot as close as possible to the knitted fabric. Join for knitting in the round and knit remaining 11 stitches on needle #2. Knit 22 stitches on needle #3. First round complete.

Knit three more rounds.*

Shape Top:

K4, K2 tog 11 times (55 stitches)

Knit one round

K3, K2 tog 11 times (44 stitches)

Knit one round

K2, K2 tog 11 times (33 stitches)

Knit one round

K1, K2 tog 11 times (22 stitiches)

K2, tog 11 times (11 stitches)

Break yarn and thread onto yarn needle. Draw through remaining stitches and pull tightly to close. Secure yarn.

Finishing:

Weave in all ends. Sew Panel 1 to Panel 2 on Main Color areas, leaving pattern rows open for handle and spout of pot. This will allow the handle to be out, for ease in carrying and you will not have to take the cozy off to pour additional cups of coffee!

Adjustments:

This pattern can be easily made smaller by subtracting pattern rows, just be sure the ridges are an odd number. (7 pattern ridges would be a good estimate for a smaller press.) Taller top on your press?? Simply add rows to the top of the press before decreasing.


Copyright 2008 West End Designs and Kate Vasa
www.westenddesigns.blogspot.com

If you make a cozy from this pattern I would love to see it. Email me a picture and I will make a little gallery!

This pattern is for private use only. You can make them for yourself or for gifts. Please do not sell cozies that you make from this pattern or the pattern itself without written consent of the designer.

2 comments:

Judith Johnston said...

Yay, I have been looking for a french pattern that I like for ages. Thank you so much, I'm going to try this later :)

Kate said...

Thanks for the lovely comment Judith! Please send me a picture of your finished project I would love to see!