This fun pattern was invented one day when I was showing my mom about Magic Loop. She asked, "what is Magic Loop good for?" I answered that it was especially good for knitting little tiny objects in the round, like glove fingers, armwarmers, and the tops of hats. I said, "do you have a key? I'll make it a little sweater to demonstrate!" and the Key Cozy was born.
This pattern is a great way to practice Magic Loop and to use up a scrap of sock yarn at the same time. I've created a step-by step video to work through the pattern with you, if you want to make one together! Just follow along with the pattern and the video, and you'll be busting out key cozies in 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Key Cozy - Part 1
Key Cozy - Part 2
10 yards of fingering-weight yarn.
US Size 1 dpns or a US size 1 40” circular lace needle if you prefer to work in the round using the magic loop method (recommended for this project).
M1R: Insert left-hand needle-tip from back to front under stretch of yarn between stitches. Knit through the front of this loop.
M1L: Insert left-hand needle-tip from front to back under stretch of yarn between stitches. Knit through the back of the loop.
CO 10 sts. Join for working in the round.
Rounds 1-4: Knit. 10 sts total.
Round 5: *K1, M1R, K4, rep from * to end. 12 sts total.
Round 6: *K5, M1L, K1 rep from * to end. 14 sts total.
Round 7: *K1, M1R, K6, M1L, K1, rep from * to end. 18 sts total.
Round 8: Knit. 18 sts total.
Round 9: *K1, SKP, K3, K2TOG, K1, rep from * to end. 14 sts total.
Round 10: *K3, YO, K2TOG, K2, rep from * to end. 14 sts total.
Round 11: * K1, SKP, K1, K2TOG, K1, rep from * to end. 10 sts total.
Round 12: Insert key into cozy, long end first. With key in cozy, work as follows: *SKP, K1, K2TOG, rep from * to end. 6 sts total.
Break yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Weave tail through rem. sts. Pull tight and tie a knot. Weave in yarn ends. Be fAAbulous!