Aran Felted Hot Water Bottle
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits Online: “Hot-water bottle covers are the surprising home accessory du jour. Lightly felted, this cabled version makes for a creative get-well gift. It is worked in the round from the bottom up to the neck, which opens wide to make it easy to put the hot-water bottle inside.”
Finished Size: About 7½” (19 cm) wide and 10” (25.5 cm) tall, excluding “neck.” To fit a 2-quart (1.89 liter) water bottle.
Yarn: S. R. Kertzer Naturally Cafe (42% wool, 28% alpaca, 26% mohair, 4% nylon; 84 yd 77 m/50 g): #710 natural, 3 balls.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 22 sts and 31 rows = 4” (10 cm) in k1, p1 rib.
- Body—Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” (40-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn).
- Collar overlap—Size 6 (4.0 mm): Set of 4 dpn.
- Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle
Knitting Daily Online pattern recommends a different yarn than the original magazine pattern. (S. R. Kertzer Naturally Café)