We have a new tea shop in my neighbourhood with the most beautiful take-out cups. They really don't need a pretty cuff to cover them up but they are awfully hot.
To make the cuff :
1 - I used the arm of a felted wool sweater and some bright coloured yarn. I used a thick needle I use for knitting, and embroidered a design with the yarn.
2 - I cut off the wrist end of the sweater - it is the perfect size for a cup cuff.
3 - I just used some of the blue yarn to edge the finished edge of the cuff
4 - and the pink yarn to stitch up the unfinished edge. Then I added decorative stitching as a pattern around the cuff. I turned the cuff inside out to tidy up the loose ends.
I followed the existing sweater "knit" stiches to create my pattern.
That's it. Play with any design you like - and your cup cuff will be ready in jiffy. Say that three times fast!