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How to Knit a Beer Mug Hug
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How to Knit a Beer Mug Hug

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1 hr +

Are you all prepared for Father’s Day? Here’s a fantastic speedy gift you can knit for the best dad in the world – this beer mug hug will make your Dad’s tea or coffee look like a pint of ale!

Designed by Kirstie McLeod.

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How to make

Step-1

Cast on 57 sts using 4mm needles and yarn A. Row 1 (RS) Purl. Row 2 Knit. Row 3 (RS) P3, * long st (insert needle into stitch 2 rows below stitch and K1 dropping the unworked st), P3; rep from * to end of row.

Step-2

Row 4 Knit. Row 5 Purl. Row 6 Knit. Row 7 (RS) P1, * long st (insert needle into stitch 2 rows below stitch and K1 dropping the unworked st), P3; rep from * to last 3 st, long st, P3.

Step-3

Repeat these 7 rows until the knitting measures 8cm ending on a K row. Next row Change to yarn B, K1, *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row. Continue in moss stitch for four more rows. Cast off in pattern.

Step-4

To Make Up: Weave in all loose ends.

Step-5

Strap: With right side facing, pick up and knit 10 sts with yarn A, 4cm up from the cast-on edge. Continue in stocking stitch for 3.5cm, ending on a WS. Buttonhole row K2, yo, k2tog, K2, ssk, yo, K2.

Step-6

Continue in stocking stitch for 1.5cm. Cast off.

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