Georgius: Coffee Cup Cosy Variation

Here are the instructions for the George Coffee Cup Cosy in the stitch pattern Roman Rib: Georgius, if you will. It’s a stitch pattern that looks pretty complicated but is very easy to knit and makes a dense fabric which is great for coffee cup insulation.

Georgius Coffee Cup Cosy

Georgius Coffee Cup Cosy

Georgius Coffee Cup Cosy


Leftover chunky/bulky yarn: takes around 30-40m as a guide (also works with 2 strands of DK held together, as above)

4.5mm-5mm needles

6 small buttons and embroidery thread for sewing


k = knit

p = purl

yo = yarn over (wrap yarn around working needle once)

k2tog = knit two stitches together

kfb = knit front and back in same stitch (to increase)

Georgius: flat view

Georgius: flat view


Cast on 32 stitches

Row 1: knit all stitches

Row 2: k3, yo, k2tog, k to end

Row 3: purl all stitches

Row 4: kfb, *k1, p1* to last stitch, kfb

Row 5:*k1, p1* to last stitch

Repeat rows 2-5, 4 times (21 rows total)

Row 22: k3, yo, k2tog, k to end

Row 23: knit all stitches

Cast off

Weave in ends and add buttons at appropriate places.

n.b. If you are making a mug cosy, repeat rows 2-5 only twice.

As usual, please feel free to knit up the coffee cup cosies to keep or as gifts/charity fundraising, but please do not knit up for commercial purposes or reproduce the pattern without first seeking permission.

Copyright © Ingrid Murnane 2009. All rights reserved.


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