Sunday, February 12, 2006

Hot Water Bottle Cover

I am coming down to the end of the hot water bottle cover. My kids have been trying to get their cold little hands and feet on my own hot water bottle cover for months. I bought a bottle for them but it is just icky red rubber. What's a knitter to do?

Knit a hot water bottle cover!

I used two skeins of Big Mexico. They were fortunately skeined inopposite directions for a cool mirror effect. I used size 4 Addis. It made a lovely firm fabric.

I cast on about 40 stitches and knit about two inches in 2x2 rib for a flap. Next I knit cast on an additional 48 stitches and joined in the round. Another 2 inches or so of 2x2 rib than I just knit in stst until I got to about the same place in the second skein of yarn and started the 2x2 rib again while decreasing to 34 stitches.!

Got to finish this up so the kids can use it tonight
I am studiously *failing* at my version of the Knitting Olympics.

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