diy wednesdays: knitted french press cozy

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this project was a fun way to combine two of our current obsessions: coffee and knitting.
derek recently discovered the art of home roasting coffee beans, and decided he needed a french press to better enjoy his brew. the coffee tastes great, but since the press isn’t insulated, it gets cold real quick. what to do? knit the little guy a sweater, of course! the pattern couldn’t be simpler, it’s just a rectangle with 3 buttons. now we’ve got the tastiest, toastiest roast in town! click here for the full instructions and more photos or just click “read more” below.

have fun!
derek & lauren

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Knitted French Press Cozy

Note: Although this is a simple pattern, basic knowledge of knitting is required for this project.

Here’s what you’ll need:
-size 5 knitting needles
-yarn (we used Debbie Bliss’ Cashmerino Aran in color #300502)
-3 to 4 small buttons. Our vintage anchor buttons came from an old shirt.
scissors
-yarn darning needle

To cover an 8 cup Bodum french press you’ll need to knit a rectangle that measures approximately 12″ x 6″.

1. Using size 5 needles, cast on 60 stitches.
2. Knit in k2, p2 rib for 4 rows.
3. Knit in stockinette stitch for 36 more rows.
4. Knit in k2, p2 rib for 4 rows.
5. Cast off stitches.
6. Attach 3 buttons to left edge of rectangle.
7. Using the tails of yarn remaining from your first and last rows, make 2 loops for the top and bottom buttons and attach a third loop in the middle of the right edge of your rectangle. Tuck in all loose ends with your yarn darning needle.
8. Button up your french press and enjoy a hot cup of joe!

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