Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hot Water Bottle Cosy

Hot Water Bottle Cosy
8mm needles, using scrap yarn

I cast on 32 for the front, and 20 for the back so the side seams are on the back of the bottle for a smoother appearance.

Cabled 4 back every 11 rows.

Picked up 8 stitches on the front and 10 on the back for the collar around the top, knitted in the round.
2x2 rib increasing to 3x2 then 3x3 every other round

The bottom is left open with loops for buttons so the bottle can be removed if needed.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hot Pads

Hot Pads

Use wool or cotton yarn (not polyester because it will melt).

4mm needles

Cast on 40 using two strands together, either the same or different colors.

  • Rows 1-4: Moss stitch
  • Row 5: Moss stitch 4, K8, P8, K8, P8, Moss stitch 4
  • Rows 6-12: Moss stitch 4, knit as presents, Moss stitch 4
  • Row 13: Moss stitch 4, P8, K8, P8, K8, Moss stitch 4
  • Rows 14-20: Moss stitch 4, knit as presents, Moss stitch 4
  • Repeat 5-20 until you have 6 rows of squares
  • Final 4 rows: Moss stitch

Crochet a loop and attach to one corner.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fast Knit Napkins Rings

Fast Napkin Rings

  • Cast on 12 stitches
  • K2, 8 stocking stitch, K2
  • Iron and block if needed
  • Sew ends together