Mug cosies are a new and growing trend in home knitting, and are arguably the most stylish way to keep your hot drinks warm. Now you can knit them quickly and easily using the simple patterns in this book. There are 20 'mug hugs' to choose from and 20 alternative colourways, ranging in style from traditional to contemporary, fun and funky to cute and homely. All the designs can be easily adapted to match your home style or colour scheme, or to complement your favourite set of coffee cups. They make fantastic gifts too for special friends and relatives, or indeed anyone you share a coffee with regularly. And why not make a personalised one for each member of your knitting or sewing group, book club or staff room? There are endless possibilities!
Val Pierce's passion for knitting began when her father taught her to knit at the age of five. Later in life she began home knitting for yarn manufacturers, and since then she has made a huge range of items, from evening dresses to teddy bears. She later began designing items of her own, and before long Val's designs were appearing regularly in national knitting and crochet magazines. She also teaches knitting, as well as a range of other needlecrafts, to both adults and children. Val lives and works in Shropshire.