Sipp-A-Roo (water bottle cozy) by Lynn DT Hershberger
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Sipp-A-Roo (water bottle cozy)

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Sometimes we need to take a bottle of water along on a jaunt, but no hand is available to hold it. A shoulder-strap version is fine for walking. However, on a bicycle or when pushing a stroller it is better to find a hands-free method with a short strap. This felted bottle bag fits a common half-liter bottle (with hints for larger bottles). Here is a kangaroo pouch, easily accessible, for on-the-go folks with style.

Difficulty Level

Intermediate (knitting in the round on DPN’s, stranded colorwork)

Materials needed

Needles: 1 set (of five) size 6.5mm / 10-1/2 US double-pointed needles (DPNs).

Yarn: 1 100gm skein of MC1 (main color) standard knitting worsted, solid color, with appx. 220 yd to 100gm) .
1 50gm skein of contrasting CC1, with 105yd per 50gm (I actually used under 25gm)
Sample in photo used Nashua Creative Focus Worsted wool/alpaca Turquoise CFW3743 (MC), and Di.Ve’ Autunno Grey/Turquoise 48162 (CC).

Color Hint: Go for either warm/cool contrast or dark/light contrast. Contrast is key to success!

Notions/Extras: One button (choose after felting, to be sure of buttonhole size) and slightly smaller plain backing button. Sharp sewing needle with thread-sized eye and buttonhole/sewing thread. Darning needle/ large eyed needle for working ends in.

Yarn substitutes-

MC: Malabrigo Worsted. Also consider Cascade 220, Patons Classic Merino, Ella Rae Classic.
CC: Southwest Trading Karaoke solid. Also try any of the MC suggestions.