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If you are snowed in, or bored post Christmas flurry, cast on and quickly knit yourself a coffee warmer.

It is super quick and only takes a small amount of yarn (good for any waste yarn after a project):

1. Cast on 14 stitches.

2. To create this large basket weave block pattern:

Row 1. Slip the first stitch, knit 6, purl 7.

Row 2. Slip first stitch, purl 6, knit 7.

Rows 3-26. Repeat alternating Rows 1 and 2.

Row 27.  Repeat Row 2.

Row 28. Repeat Row 1.

Rows 29-52. Repeat alternating Rows 2 and 1.

3. Cast off and stitch up side seam with loose thread.

4. Optional: Using a crochet hook, single crochet around the top and bottom edges.

Put it on your wrist in the morning so you remember it when you pick up your morning coffee;-)

Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.