How to Knit a Beer Mug Hug

How to Knit a Beer Mug Hug #knitting #beer #diy

By Debora Bradley from Simply Knitting magazine

Are you all prepared for Father’s Day? Here’s a fantastic speedy gift you can knit for the best dad in the world – this beer mug hug will make your Dad’s tea or coffee look like a pint of ale!

If you love this, you’ll find a fantastic selection of patterns in every issue of Simply Knitting. Issue 122 is on sale now, with on-trend summer knits including a chic cardi and cable jumper, plus Alan Dart’s One-Man Band, cute baby onesie, stripy coffee set, and a colourful bicycle collection.

How to Knit a Beer Mug Hug

Designed by Kirstie McLeod.

You Will Need

How to Make

  1. Cast on 57 sts using 4mm needles and yarn A.
  2. Row 1 (RS) Purl.
  3. Row 2 Knit.
  4. Row 3 (RS) P3, * long st (insert needle into stitch 2 rows below stitch and K1 dropping the unworked st), P3; rep from * to end of row.
  5. Row 4 Knit.
  6. Row 5 Purl.
  7. Row 6 Knit.
  8. Row 7 (RS) P1, * long st (insert needle into stitch 2 rows below stitch and K1 dropping the unworked st), P3; rep from * to last 3 st, long st, P3.
  9. Repeat these 7 rows until the knitting measures 8cm ending on a K row.
  10. Next row Change to yarn B, K1, *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row.
  11. Continue in moss stitch for four more rows.
  12. Cast off in pattern.

To Make Up

Weave in all loose ends.

Strap

  1. With right side facing, pick up and knit 10 sts with yarn A, 4cm up from the cast-on edge. Continue in stocking stitch for 3.5cm, ending on a WS.
  2. Buttonhole row K2, yo, k2tog, K2, ssk, yo, K2.
  3. Continue in stocking stitch for 1.5cm.
  4. Cast off.

How to Knit a Beer Mug Hug #knitting #beer #diy How to Knit a Beer Mug Hug #knitting #beer #diy

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