Free Pumpkin Spice Recipe and Mug Cozy Tutorial!
It’s Pumpkin Spice season at last! We love the heady happiness of cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice, so we’ve found the perfect recipe, and a mug cozy to go with it!
To celebrate Pumpkin Spice, we’ve created a gorgeous Pumpkin Spice Mug Cozy especially for you! We’ve used some left over Noro Shinryoku for the cozy, and Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran for the pumpkin. To make the pumpkin appliqué, follow our video tutorial, and follow the video below to make and assemble the cozy!
Pumpkin Spice is the flavour of the season (until its sister Gingerbread heralds the beginning of Christmas!) and this delightful spice blend has a rich, exotic history that is largely unknown by most of us rushing into a coffee shop to buy our first PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) of the season!
Ancient Persian spice traders bringing a particularly sour spice blend from northern Mongolia on the Spice Routes decided to blend it with the warm, sweet tones of cinnamon making it delicious – and the first settlers in America apparently filled pumpkins with milk, honey and spices in the first incarnation of the now famous pumpkin pie.
The blend is a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves, and it’s very easy to make! This is Betty Crocker’s recipe for DIY Pumpkin Spice:
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1.5 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1.5 teaspoon ground cloves
Mix together and store in a small jar.
Most of the recipes that I’ve checked are the same, with a couple adding in half a teaspoon of Mace (the outer covering of the nutmeg), but the general recipe to stir the spices together and pop in a jar is very simple to do! It has the added benefit too, of staying nice and fresh so that you can make a new batch every couple of weeks during the season!
The glorious colours of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg are perfect for your autumnal knitting – just look at the glorious pumpkin tones in The Yarn Collective Pembroke Worsted’s Copper Agate shade!
Show us your Pumpkin Spice Mug Cosies in the Community, we’d love to see them!