Generic Double-Knit Can Cozy

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Inspired by generic grocery store packaging of the 1980s, the Generic Double-Knit Can Cozy is the result of my desire to contribute to a particular can cozy collection and my longstanding appreciation of the austere but pleasing simplicity of no-brand products.  Reminiscently, these cozies combine generic styling with the handmade texture of double knitting.

Double knitting in the round serves this project well: the doubled thickness provides additional insulation for the beverage can and double knitting allows easy integration of text in the pattern of the work.  Seamless stockinette stitches at the inside and outside make this cozy a sturdy utilitarian object.  And true to its inspiration, the materials for this project are extremely frugal — inexpensive yarn is all you need.

Download the pattern as a PDF here.  Cheers!

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One thought on “Generic Double-Knit Can Cozy

  1. I actually really like these. If i have a cup, i normally write “not yours” on it with a magic marker. It always gets a laugh even from people who have seen it many times. You can try that one as well.

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