Sunday, 2 November 2014

Hot Water Bottle Free Knitting Pattern

Hot Water Bottle Knitting Pattern - goodtoknow

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Keep warm and cosy this Christmas with this knitted hot water bottle cover. It's sparkly finish and ribbon trim make it a smart and practical craft project for the winter.

Knitted hot water bottle cover measurements:

Size: To fit an average hot water bottle, approximately 33x20cm (13x8in)

Materials you'll need:
  • Rowan felted tweed aran yarn: 150g dusty (A)
  • Rowan shimmer yarn: 50g silver (B)
  • 1 pair of 5mm (US8:UK6) needles (A)
  • 1 pair of 5.5mm (US0:UK5) needles (B)
  • 30cm (12in) length silver lamé ribbon 7-10mm (3⁄8-1⁄2in) wide
Tension:

18 stiches x 20 rows measure 4in (10cm) square over pattern using 5.5mm needle

Knitting pattern abbreviations:

Alt = alternate
Beg = beginning
CM = centimetres
MM = millimetres
Cont = continue
Dec = decrease
Foll = following
K = knit
K2tog = knit two stitches together: if these are the very last in the row, then work together through back of loops
M1 = make one stitch: pick up horizontal loop between the needles and work into the back of it
P = purl
Rep = repeat
Rem = remaining
St(s)= stitch(es)
Stocking-stitch = knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side

Special knitting pattern abbreviations:

CR2L Place one stitch on cable needle and leave at front of work, p1, then k1 from cable needle.
CR2R Place one stitch on cable needle and leave at back of work, k1, then p1 from cable needle.
C8F Slip 4 stitches on to cable needle and leave at front of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle.
C8B Slip 4 stitches on to cable needle and leave at back of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle

Click here to get the free pattern.

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