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Toatie Hottie

Knitting
December 2013
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
8 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in colourwork pattern in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
240 yards (219 m)
one size fits hot water bottle 9.5 ins high and with a 12 in circumference when filled
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Knit yourself a seasonal mini-hot water bottle cosy complete with i-cord fastening and jolly pompoms!

“Toatie” is Scots for “tiny” and is pronounced to rhyme with “hottie”

For the cosy to fit correctly, you need to make sure you have a hand-warmer sized hot water bottle of the right dimensions: viz: 19cm high (from bottom to ‘shoulder’) and 28cm circumference (unfilled).

Techniques involved: knitting in the round; turkish cast on; stranded colourwork; i-cord; pompom making.
Other materials required: 2.5 and 2.75 mm needles; stitch markers; tapestry needle; pompom maker or cardboard)

You’ll need just one 25g ball (120 yards) of each shade.