I love this cup cosy! This has got to be one of the easiest cosies we have featured so far, as it’s made out of i-cord!
If you don’t know what i-cord is, there are a couple of ways to make it. The knitters’ way, using a pair of double pointed needles to go round and round in a very tiny circle, as described very well in this tutorial by The Purl Bee. Or you could use the childs way – I say this as when I was young I used to make yards of this stuff on my Knitting Nancy (mine was prettier than this one). I found this great tutorial on how to make and use a really lovely wooden one on MamaMoontime’s blog This will keep the kids entertained for a while! 🙂
This cup cosy was designed by Marina in Moscow by accident, when she realised that she could use up all the i-cord she had lying around by making her Grandma a birthday present. Note – you need a cup like the one in the picture for this to work! The handle needs to be at the top. (This mug is from Ikea)
So the first thing to do is create yourself tons of cord. Then get yourself over to Marina’s post on Instructables, which will talk you through the rest of the steps needed to create your cup cosy!