Design: Garter Rib Hotwater Bottle Cover
Designer: Me - free design below
Yarn: Stylecraft Life Chunky
Colour: Rose (2301)
Fibre: 75% acrylic, 25% wool
My sister asked for a gift card for her favourite clothes store for Christmas, and I was more than happy to get that for her. But you can't have nothing to open on Christmas Day, and so I rustled up this little hotwater bottle cover, as my sister is one of the chilliest people I know - she has been known to wear flannel pyjamas in August!
My niece, The Tot, is coveting this gift - she keeps asking my sister if she can have it! So it's certainly a hit with one member of the family!
Garter Rib Hotwater Bottle Cover
You will need:
100g of chunky yarn - I used Stylecraft Life Chunky, which is 162yds/148m
double pointed needles or short circulars - I used 4.50mm, but I knit slightly loosely, you may want tomove up to 5.00mm or 5.50mm
crochet hook - 4.50mm approx to make cord - or a length of ribbon
blunt ended needle for sewing up.
large hotwater bottle
Cast on 56 stitches, and join in a circle, being careful not to twist. Use stitch marker to indicate beginning of row.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: *Knit 2, Purl 2, repeat from * to end of round
Rows 1-2 form pattern repeat.
Repeat pattern until you've reached the shoulder of the hotwater bottle - mine needed 64 rows. If you haven't finished on a knit row, then knit one row. This sets up the eyelet row and frill.
Eyelets and frill:
Row 1: *Knit 2, Yarn Over, Purl 2, Yarn Over, repeat from * to end of round
Row 2: *Knit 2, Knit 2 together, Knit 2 together, repeat from * to end of round
Row 3: *Knit 2, Purl 2, repeat from * to end of round
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: *Knit 2, Purl 2, repeat from * to end of round
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: *Knit 2, Purl 2, repeat from * to end of round
Row 8: Knit
Cast off - this can be done knitwise or in rib.
Darn in end at top. Sew bottom seam using a mattress stitch.
Make tie cord by crocheting a chain about 50cm (20 inches) in length. Weave through the eyelet holes. Insert hotwater bottle and tie cord to secure.