Hot Water Bottle Cover
A cosy warm hot water bottle cover to knit and felt. This cover will make your hottie extra snugly on cold winter nights
Felted Size (approx) Approx 38cm /15” high
24cm /9.5” wide
Needle size 8mm (UK 0 /US 11)
Knitted using 1 strand of Worsted / 10 ply pure
wool – Handwash yarn (felting yarn).
Grundl Schanzer Filzwolle
2 x colour A Rust shade 49
1 x colour B Red shade 50
1 x colour C Brown shade 46
Yardage 200g/200m (4 balls)
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit the following 2 stitches together as 1 stitch.
inc = make a stitch by knitting into the front and then into the back of the same stitch.
stst= stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row= 2 rows)
PM= Place stitch marker.
To avoid yarn wastage due to the multiple colour changes keep ends short. I prefer to cut off the old colour and firmly tie on the new colour then continue knitting. This has the added benefit of far fewer tails to darn in.
Felting is incredibly forgiving and there is no need to worry about the stripes looking uneven.
Ladder stitch the seam, by picking up alternate threads on each side of the very edge of the knitting. This will void a bulky join and create a seamless hot water bottle cover.
3 needle cast off -
Put both needle points together so that the hot water bottle cover lays flat with the decreases creating the cover shaping at the sides.
C 2013 Claire Fairall