CO 36 sts
Row 1: *P2, K2, repeat from * across
Row 2: *P2, K2, repeat from * across
Row 3: *P2, Sl, K1, PSSO, K, repeat from * across
Row 4: *P2, K2, repeat from * across
Repeat rows 1 – 4, two more time
Cut yarn leaving about a 12” tail, and attach darning needle.
Secure the last stitch, and put the cast on edge next to the bind off edge, and stitch closed the top 1/2 inch of the seam.
Weave the sewing yarn down through one side of the seam, leaving a nice little gap for the handle of your mug to fit through.
Stitch the remaining 1/2 “ of the seam.