A Warming Weekend Project
This Chunky Cable Hot Water Bottle Cover is worked in chunky yarn held double. It knits up very quickly so is an ideal weekend project.
One size: The finished cover will fit a hot water bottle measuring approx 20cm x 32cm.
You will need: 10mm straight needles and a darning needle to sew sides together and to weave in ends.
Yarn Quantity: approx. 180m of chunky yarn. The cover in the photo is knitted in Caithness Yarns Cheviot Chunky from www.verybritishwool.co.uk. Remember that this yarn is held double so if substituting with a super bulky yarn you will only need approx. 90m.
Yarn Weight: Chunky held double
Gauge: 8sts and 13rows in 10 cm
Cast on 22 stitches
Row 1 – Purl
Row 2 – Knit
Rows 3 – 46 Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 47 – Knit 7, purl 1, slip 3 stitches to cable needle, hold behind work, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle, purl 1, knit to end.
Row 48 – Purl
Row 49 – Knit
Row 50 - Purl
Rows 51 - 82 Repeat rows 47 – 50
Fold the piece in half width ways and sew up each side.
Place the hot water bottle inside.
Take a length of doubled yarn and weave in and out of the knitted fabric around the neck of the water bottle to create a drawstring closure.