Aran Felted Hot Water Bottle by Ann Budd
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Aran Felted Hot Water Bottle

March 2002
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in k1, p1 rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
252 yards (230 m)
approx. 7.5" (19 cm) wide and 10" (25.5 cm) tall, excluding neck
This pattern is available from for $6.50.

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)