Bucket List Coffee Accessories by Michele Bernstein

Bucket List Coffee Accessories

October 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stranded stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
50 yards (46 m)
One size for 8" circumference mug
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Is cutting a steek on your knitting bucket list?

The Bucket List Coffee Accessories are a coffee cozy and mug rug (coaster) that feature a steek (area of waste stitches) that is stabilized with slip stitch crochet and then cut. (Fear not; instructions included.) Why would you cut your knitting? Because it’s way easier to knit stranded colorwork in the round with the right side always facing you; no purling back!

Both of these pieces are knit in the round with worsted weight yarn, and are a good introduction to stranded colorwork knitting; only 2 colors are used per round. Yarn should be non-superwash.

These small projects are a great introduction to fearless steeking!

(Pattern updated December 27, 2018, to use slip stitch crochet instead of single crochet, for a lower profile. Either one works!)