Tuesday, February 27, 2007

You Too Can Make Any Beer Taste Cold!

Quilting away...finishing up the "Empire" quilt and catching up on "Ugly Betty" and "Desperate Housewives" on abc.com. Have you tried watching the shows that they have up there? It is quite enjoyable. I only started watching "Ugly Betty" because I needed some more sewing entertainment and it was just sitting there for free. I have seen every episode but never watched it on tv. Very fun.
In lieu of a finished quilt I thought that I would share the pattern for the Coors Light cozy. It's not so much a pattern as a rough tutorial with the chart that I made.

Cold Tasting Beer Cozy
Use worsted weight yarn, different kinds if necessary, to get the right colors. You need red, black, white, gray(for the silver can) and blue(for the frost brewed liner). Gauge is roughly 18st and 24 rows =4 in, but it doesn't need to be exact.
Using US size 8 needles, cast on 35 stitches with the gray yarn. Don't worry about your cast-on row being a little tighter, it's good if it wraps under the bottom of the can. Knit rows in stockinette stitch. Knit 10 stitches, place a marker, knit first row of chart, place marker and then finish out the row. Follow the chart, working inbetween your markers, to the end and then bind off. Sew the two short ends of the rectangle together to make a tube. Insert cold beer can of your choice. Open beer, drink beer, enjoy how cold your beer tastes and how not cold your hand is.
*Notes on chart: Purple = gray, all other colors = themselves. Disregard all of the pen marks...they mean nothing!
**Note on knitting color work: If you have never knit more than one color like this before do not fret! Here is a great little article the explains the basics!

2 comments:

  1. Mary-Heather6:00 PM

    Half-assed tutorials = genius category name.

    I should make one of these suckers for Rolling Rock... or do a Steelers logo on it or something. Fun!

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  2. Looks great. I wonder how a Lite one would look? Just wondering.

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