Monday, 3 December 2007

'Bottom Flap' Hot Water Bottle Cover


This is the first piece of my Christmas knitting. It's made from the handspun, hand dyed yarn from the Handweaver's Studio, given to me by Noel (pictured here). It's based on the BAWK Hot Water Bottle Cozy pattern which I've made twice before. The problem I found with the pattern, though, is that, although the bottle does pull out through the ribbed neck, in doing so it stretches the fabric totally out of shape. I decided to add a 'bottom flap' to get round this problem.


I knitted a flap with ribbing and three button holes at the base back and forth on two needles and then cast on the back of the cover and joined to knit in the round.


I put some ribbing on the back section but apart from that I pretty much followed the original pattern from there up.


I think this has worked out pretty well - on with the rest of the Christmas knitting pile now!

5 comments:

kelli ann said...

adorable:: a little pull-over for your bouillotte!! lovely pattern, the bottom flap is - er - tops.

Cara said...

Thanks Kelli Ann - I love the fact that it looks like a little jumper too!

Bellenoelle said...

i think that was the perfect use for the handspun, as it seemed quite durable, but not particularly inviting to wear, exactly. can totally see why innovative bottom flap (like on some cosy PJs!) would be preferable to neck-stretchin'...

Arianne said...

I LOVE it! Much better than the fake fur one I have...The fur gets caught in the zipper!

I'm making this!

Pardeep said...

I like the water bottle covers. some more interesting koozies that you will definitely enjoy and that will keep your drinks cold.