Look what I made last night!
I try not to use paper coffee cups, usually. But, I didn't think to pack a travel mug with us. I don't mind carrying the ceramic cups around the hotel, but once we head out to the park or for a walk, I've been using paper cups. Rather than add a cardboard sleeve too, I knitted a fuzzy sleeve. With a bow tie!
To knit the bow tie, I used a flower pattern and just knitted two "petals".
cast on 5 stitches
row 1: slip 1, knit 3. turn leaving remaining stitch unworked
row 2: purl 3, turn leaving remaining stitch unworked
row 3: knit 3, turn leaving remaining stitch unworked
row 4: purl 3, turn leaving remaining stitch unworked
row 5: knit 4
row 6: purl 2 together, purl 1, purl 2 together (3 stitches)
row 7: knit 1, knit 2 together and pass first stitch over to give 1 stitch on needle. Pull yarn through.
I tied together the two pulled through tails and voila! bow tie!