Monday, October 26, 2009
This is a generic pattern that you can modify to fit your Hot Water Bottle (HWB). Assumption is made that the knitter understands basic knitting terminology or has knitting dictionary available to them.
• Appx 140 yards worsted wt yarn (I used 1 ¼ skeins of Trendsetter “Tonalita”)
• US #7 double points or US #7 12” circular
• US #9 16” circular
• 1 marker
• tapestry needle
On size US #7 needles, cast on 44 stitches or more/fewer as needed for your HWB).
Place a marker and join to knit in the round.
Knit 2x2 ribbing for 4” or until ribbing is long enough to cover the neck of your HWB.
Change to US #9 needle and Knit 2 rows in pattern.
Next row: *K2, P2, M1* around. Stitches increased to 54 if you are following the pattern as written.
If additional width is needed for your HWB, knit 1 row and then on the next row increase 4 stitches evenly around. Repeat these 2 optional rows until it will slide over your HWB.
Knit every row for 7 ½ inches or so to fit the “body” of your HWB.
Still on US 9 needles, knit 2x2 ribbing for 3” or until long enough to cover your HWB.
Bind off in pattern. Weave in ends and enjoy!
Posted by Linda at 2:47 PM