Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Cozy Keys 1

 Cozy Keys 2

A side note:
As in, don't make these and say you thought of it, or sell them in a street fair in a booth next to mine, or manufacture 10 million Cozy Keys in China and become a bajillionaire selling them at gas stations. This all would be wrong.

Cozy Keys
by Amy

Difficulty [Mellow]

So if you’re like me, you’ve gotten tired of doing the early-morning yoga position I call The One Legged Key Fumble. This is the knee-up, hunched-over position taken as you balance all your belongings and morning beverages against your body and confront your overlarge collection of keys. As you hold your breath for a count of ten, lean back, and shakily extend your hand towards the door; you pray for some deity to aid you in finding the correct key before you topple over.

Perhaps it was divine enlightenment that prompted me in how I could solve this problem AND use up leftover sock yarn cluttering my stash. They also make quick gifts and impress your boy/girlfriend’s mother. Perhaps the rest of you are more graceful than I am - but even knitters such as yourselves, gazelle-like in your poise and physical coordination, ought to appreciate a bit of color-coded cuteness before the caffeine kicks in.
Photo credit [Amy]

[MC] Knitpicks Palette Fingering Weight [100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231yd/211m per 50g skein]; colors: Mulberry, Whirlpool, Bark, Edamame, Orange

1 set US #0/2.00mm double-point needles

notions required [2 small cable needles, tapestry needle]

32 sts/48 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Pattern Item [main body]

CO 16 sts, distribute evenly on 3 DPNs, join and begin working in the round.

Rows 1-3: Knit

Row 4: K6, kfb, kfb

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: K8, kfb, kfb

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: K10, kfb, kfb

Row 9: 28 sts. K8, slip 6 to cable needle

Rows 10-14: k2, p2

Bind off.
Pattern Item [sleeves]

K 6 stitches along top of cable needle

Pick up 3 stitches underneath

Knit 9 sts in the round for 6 rows.

Bind off.

Don’t worry too much about which three bottom stitches are picked up, or your technique in working them. Just try to get relatively even spacing.


Pull the loose ends around the sleeves inside the sweater, and trim short. Weave the ends around the ‘neck’ and ‘hem’ up through the center of the work.