Knit in two colors of Cascade 220 Wool Heather and Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, our easy Windowpane French Press Cozy adds a cheery dash of color to your breakfast table. Any yarn of a similar gauge will work, like Koigu Kersti. Pockets formed from strands on the wrong side trap hot air keeping your press hotter longer. You could knit one up in less than a day, and have it blocked just in time for Mother’s Day brunch!
It may look complicated, but the colorwork is actually bands of color with a lattice of slipped stitches over the top. Even though you have three balls to manage, you’re only knitting in one of the contrast colors while slipping the main color.
At the beginning of each right side row, wrap the working yarn (in this case the yellow strand) around the strands not in use. By catching the non-working yarn, you avoid long vertical floats between stripes and wind up with fewer strands to weave in.
Here’s a view of the wrong side. As you can see, the non working yarn travels up the edge, trapped under the first stitch of each right side row.
Back on the right side; the windowpane effect is created by alternating between knitting in the contrast color (yellow) and slipping the main color (white).
After slipping two stitches in the main color, strand the contrast color and continue knitting.
For full colorwork instructions, download our free pattern PDF.
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