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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

Cast off.

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.

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