Meg Joins the Navy

A new member of the Navy Nurse Corps and a proud wife of a Navy corpsman stationed together at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

05 March 2012

Knit Your Own Coffee Collars

I made this knitting project up, after many failed attempts to get it the right size.  It was a very fast pattern to make as a gift and can be individualized by the color of yarn.
 I've gotten lots of compliments on them already!

I used the Sugar 'n Cream 2.5 oz. yarn and was able to make more than one with the little balls they come in.  I also used size 3 needles, knitting tightly.  If you normally drink the very large cups of coffee, knit loosely and on slightly bigger needles if needed.  This pattern fits the smallest coffee size when knit tightly.

 For the plain knitting pattern, as shown above:
  1. CO 50 sts.
  2. Work in this pattern:  Row 1 Knit, Row 2 Purl and repeat.
  3. On Row 4, decrease 1 st. every 10 sts by purling 2 tog.
  4. Row 9:  Decrease 1 every 10 sts by knitting 2 tog.
  5. Row 14:  Dec 1 every 10 sts by purling 2 tog.
  6. Row 19:  Dec 1 every 10 sts by knitting 2 tog.
  7. BO row 25 and stitch sides together.


For the seed stitch pattern, as shown above:
  1. CO 50 sts.
  2. Work in the following pattern:  Row 1: K1, P1.  Row 2:  P1, K1, alternating.
  3. Row 5: K or P 2 tog twice every 20 sts, keeping with pattern. (Stitch 19 & 20 K tog, stitch 21 & 22 P tog, stitch 39 & 40 K tog, stitch 41 & 42 P tog)
  4. Row 9:  K or P2tog twice every 20 stitches.  (Stitch 19 & 20 K tog, stitch 21 & 22 P tog, stitch 39 & 40 K tog, stitch 41 & 42 P tog)
  5. Row 15:  P tog stitches 10 & 11, K tog stitches 12 & 13, P tog stitches 30 & 21, K tog stitches 32 & 33.
  6. BO row 25 and stitch sides together.