Free Key Cozy Pattern For Leftover Sock Yarn
“I freakin’ LOVE this key cozy pattern.” -Tata
I invented this tiny key cozy pattern one day when I was showing my mom about Magic Loop.
She asked, “What is Magic Loop good for?"
I said, "Its is especially good for knitting little tiny objects in the round, like glove fingers, armwarmers, and the tops of hats."
Then, as inspiration struck, I asked, “do you have a key? I’ll make it a little sweater to demonstrate!" and the sock yarn key cozy pattern was born.
Here I post it so you can have the same epiphany! Video tutorials below the pattern.
Key Cozy Pattern for Fingering-Weight Yarn, by Liat Gat
Yarn: 10 yards of fingering-weight yarn.
Needles: US Size 1 DPNs*
*If you prefer to work in the round using the Magic Loop method, use a US size 1 40-inch-long circular lace needle.
M1R: Insert left-hand needle-tip from back to front under stretch of yarn between stitches. Knit through the front of this loop.
M1L: Insert left-hand needle-tip from front to back under stretch of yarn between stitches. Knit through the back of the loop.
CO 10 sts. Join for working in the round.
Rounds 1–4: Knit. 10 sts total.
Round 5: *K1, M1R, K4, rep from * to end. 12 sts total.
Round 6: *K5, M1L, K1 rep from * to end. 14 sts total.
Round 7: *K1, M1R, K5, M1L, K1, rep from * to end. 18 sts total.
Round 8: *K1, SKP, K3, K2TOG, K1, rep from * to end. 14 sts total.
Round 9: *K3, YO, K2TOG, K2, rep from * to end. 14 sts total.
Round 10: * K1, SKP, K1, K2TOG, K1, rep from * to end. 10 sts total.
Round 11: Insert key into cozy, long end first. With key in cozy, work as follows: *SKP, K1, K2TOG, rep from * to end. 6 sts total.
Break yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Weave tail through rem. sts. Pull tight and tie a knot. Weave in yarn ends. Be fAAbulous!
Watch Video Tutorials of How To Knit This Key Cozy Pattern
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