Enjoy this free knitting pattern inspired by the magic of winter. These fun Coffee Cozy sweaters pair perfectly with your travel cup. They are quick and easy to make!

The holidays are a season of giving, so today I’ve got an awesome gift for you! Today’s post includes a free knitting pattern for these super cute Travel Cup Sweaters.

Because who isn’t running around town sipping a Peppermint White Hot Chocolate this time of year? It’s winter, so calories don’t actually count right now. #AmIRight?

And, of course, you can settle for using just those cardboard sleeves they give you, but don’t you want something more? I know you do! That’s why I created this adorable, quick knit coffee cozy specially designed to show off your favorite colors.


Enjoy this free knitting pattern inspired by the magic of winter. These fun Coffee Cozy sleeves pair perfectly with your travel cup.


So you can totally blend in with the crowd and use their oh so ordinary sleeve. But I know you better than that. You are someone who was born to stand out. Someone who wants to make a statement.

You’re someone who daydreams about finding the easiest, yummiest cookie recipes and all the quick to make knitting gifts.  Do I know you, or what?

Which is why I came up with THIS:


Enjoy this free knitting pattern inspired by the magic of winter. These fun Coffee Cozy sleeves pair perfectly with your travel cup.
I can practically taste the macchiato now.

Plus, the bonus with this knitting project is that is makes a super fun stocking stuffer, or a fun little extra for your car pool BFF, or that cute guy you make eyes at every morning on the train platform. Surprise them with a handknit coffee warmer!


Enjoy this free knitting pattern inspired by the magic of winter. These fun Coffee Cozy sleeves pair perfectly with your travel cup.


These cup sweaters (or jumpers) are perfect for so many reasons. Here’s why you’ll love making them:

  1. Perfect portable project, so it’s great travel or train commute knitting.
  2. This is a quick knit project, so you can make up several as gifts.
  3. This project uses so little yarn, you could make several gifts from just two skeins!
  4. Pair your knit with the reusable travel  cup and a gift card, and you’ve just created the most amazing gift set for the coffee obsessed person in your life.
  5. These can be made in any color combinations you choose, so school colors or a favorite team also works. This is very customizable for your friends and family.

Really, when you’re looking for ideas for quick and fun gift projects, what could be better than this?


Enjoy this free knitting pattern inspired by the magic of winter. These fun Coffee Cozy sleeves pair perfectly with your travel cup.


So what do you think your gift recipients will say when they receive their custom knit cup sweater?

  1. “This is the best gift I’ve gotten all season!”
  2. “Thank you so much for something this special. I’ll think of you every time I use this cozy. Which is going to be a LOT.” (Psssst….Moms in the house, this a wonderful way to share something your teenager will love and that is a subtle reminder that you’re always with them, even when you’re not)
  3. “Did you make this? I’m so impressed!”

I could go on, but you get the idea. People will love this fun little knit.


Enjoy this free knitting pattern inspired by the magic of winter. These fun Coffee Cozy sleeves pair perfectly with your travel cup.


How did I make these cozy coffee sweaters?

For three of the sweaters, I pretty much knitted the same kind of pattern. I Cast On 44 stitches and went with three color blocks knit in K2P2 ribbing. I knit all of these in the round. Pretty easy. I knit these in-the-round using Magic Loop. I love knitting small projects with magic loop. Your knitting never falls off the needles like it sometimes can with dpns, so it really is the perfect mobile technique. Whether you’re taking a road trip or jet setting across the country, having an easy, mobile project is worth it’s weight in gold.

What’s that you say? You aren’t sure how to knit Magic Loop? Oh well then, have I got the perfect video for you! Check out my tutorial on getting started with Magic Loop knitting below!



I also went with a 3×1 rib pattern, which I really like. Here it is….

Enjoy this free knitting pattern inspired by the magic of winter. These fun Coffee Cozy sleeves pair perfectly with your travel cup.


Here’s how I made this one :

Same CO (44 stitches) as the other pattern.

  • 6 rounds Blue
  • 2 rounds Silver
  • 2 rounds Blue
  • 2 rounds Silver
  • 10 rounds Blue
  • 2 rounds Silver
  • 2 rounds Blue
  • 2 rounds Silver
  • 6 rounds Blue
  • Bind off stitches (I use a specific method, but you need the free download to learn that detail.)

There you have it! That’s how I set up the stripe. I want to see this one in other colors, because I love it so much.

I also followed the method for jogless color joins and followed the technique for even stripes. There are a few interesting techniques going on is this tiny project. I love designing these small projects that teach such helpful skills. That’s how we further our knitting ability and learn all sorts of new things: following patterns and making new projects!

Here’s how I did it:

When changing colors in a ribbed pattern, always knit all stitches of the first round with the new color. This will create a smoother stripe and will not affect the elasticity of the ribbing. Then, when working the first stitch of the following round (second round with the new color), knit into the stitch below the stitch on the needle, then continue around normally. This will eliminate the “jog” or “stairstep” that occurs when working stripes in the round.

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I bet you’re ready to dive into your own cup cozy project right about now. Well, wait no more! Click on the photo  below and the pattern will appear immediately. Simply download it to your phone or computer and let the magic begin. And be sure to share  follow me on Instagram at @pattymacknits and share YOUR knits with hashtag #pattymacknits so we can all see!


Click the picture below to download your free Coffee Cup Sweaters Knitting Pattern!

Enjoy this free knitting pattern inspired by the magic of winter. These fun Coffee Cozy sleeves pair perfectly with your travel cup.


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Author: Pattymac

Patty loves figuring out new ways to use pom poms, where to stash more yarn and is always wondering what to bake next...chocolate or lemon? When not dreaming up new things to knit (or bake), she loves riding her beach cruiser on the Boardwalk, escaping to mid week movie matinees, and planting new things in her container garden.