Friday, May 10, 2013

Ice Pop Sleeve

Just in time for warmer temperatures, this Ice Pop Sleeve was created after realizing my 2 year old hated to hold onto her ice pop. Her little fingers would get too cold! As much as I love sitting around and holding her popsicles (ha), I thought up a temporary solution of wrapping the ice pop with a dishcloth to protect her hands. Of course the knitter in me saw the opportunity to make this! Should fit any standard ice pop "tube" snugly. Two options are given for finishing the end of the sleeve... I thought they each had their advantages so I included both!

Ice Pop Sleeve

(This pattern is the property of Lauren Estes and may not be reproduced except for personal use. Please do not otherwise print or distribute this pattern without Lauren Estes’ express written permission. Thanks!)

1/4 a skein of Peaches & Creme or Sugar 'n Cream kitchen cotton, or any worsted weight cotton yarn
(this is a great opportunity for stash busting!)

4 US6 dpns (or could do magic loop on a circular!)
darning needle for weaving in ends and sewing tube shut

Not critical for this project, although I recommend going down one needle size from what your yarn calls for so that the resulting stitch is tighter.

CO 14 sts, dividing stitches across three dpns (4 sts per 2dpn, 5 sts on the last). Join to begin knitting in the round, being careful not to twist.

Knit every stitch (stockinette stitch) until the tube measures 4 to 5 inches. (or whatever length you'd like!) In the photos, the solid green one is 4 inches and the blue/green one is 5 inches.

Bind off loosely and weave in the end. Now you have 2 options:

Option 1: At the beginning of the work, use the tail to sew shut the tube using a darning needle.  Example is the blue/green/white one in the photos. This keeps the ice pop securely inside the sleeve.

Option 2: Weave in the other end leaving both ends open. This allows for the sleeve to be moved up and down the ice pop as needed. (green version in the photos)
Add your favorite ice pop and enjoy without freezing your fingers!

Ravelry link: Ice Pop Sleeve


Vanessa said...

Good to know that I have a friend who happens to be a total genius.

And woot wooooot for popsicle season!

Fox said...

Awesome! What a great idea.

Ryan Grayson said...

Agree with everyone else. This is very clever. You need to get this in mass production.

Leanne said...

Just came across this on ravelry. What a great idea! My son always wraps a paper towel around his pop. Now we can save some trees!