Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Candy Cane Cozy
I just love candy canes....What is Christmas without them?? I've never hung them on my tree though....When I was looking around for an ornament idea for my Soul Sisters ornament exchange I came upon these cute little candy cane cozy's. I thought you could hang them on your tree, or give as a little gift.
I happened to have some white yarn in my yarn bin so I thought I would whip some up....All you need is a size 6 needle, 100% cotton 4-ply yarn, a silver bell, buttons and ribbon.
I cast on 25 stitches....I needed to play around a bit to see how long it needed to be to fit the candy canes.
Then I knit 10 rows....or until the piece measures about 1 3/4" x 5". Cast off, fold it in half and sew it together.
When sewing the bottom closed, use the yarn to add the bell.
Then sew the button on the top. Fold the ribbon in half and sew it into the inside of the cozy. Be patient, the opening is really tiny.
I made a few of them...and got the idea to make 23 more to give one to each of Cub's classmates at the Holiday Breakfast this morning at school. Weeellll....making one or two goes pretty quick....but 23 takes a bit longer! Especially when there is shopping to finish, wrapping to do, and cookies to bake...but they turned out so cute. A sweet treat :)