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Grapes On Vine Hot Water Bottle Cover
Treat yourself to this exquisite hot water bottle cover, which will soothe your spirit whilst the water soothes and warms your muscles.
3x50g balls 4ply yarn
3.25mm knitting needles
(see below for Grapes on Vine Pattern)
Cast on 68sts.
Row 1: P6, then work 1st row of pattern as set to last 6sts, P6.
Cont working 6 purl sts at either end of odd rows, and 6 knit 6sts at either end on even rows.
Work 3 complete patterns, then 1 through to 14.
Work 2 rows K1, P1 rib.
Next row: rib 3sts, *yfwd, K2tog, rib4*, rep from * to * to last 3sts, rib3.
Cont in rib, until ribbing measures 6cm from holes. Cast off in rib.
Work another piece the same.
Sew sides and base, thread twisted cord through holes.
rib: K1, P1
yfwd: yarn forward
MS: (K1, P1, K1) all into next st.
Cr2L: sl1 st onto cable needle at front, P1, K1 from cable needle
Cr2R: sl1 st onto cable needle at back, K1, P1 from cable needle
Cr3L: sl2 sts onto cable needle at front, P1, K2 from cable needle
Cr3R: sl1 st onto cable needle at back, K2, P1 from cable needle
Cr4L: sl2 sts onto cable needle at front, P2, K2 from cable needle
Cr4R: sl2 sts onto cable needle at back, K2, P2 from cable needle
We all love a cuppa so this one is sure to please! For a gift which will long be remembered, search out a pretty teapot and a selection of fragrant teas - a gift the whole family can enjoy. This project is an easy knit.
Size: small: to fit 2 cup teapot large: to fit 4 cup teapot
2 balls 8ply wool
1 pair 3.75mm needles
wool needle for sewing up
Tension: 22.5sts to 10cm over stocking stitch using 3.75mm needles
Instructions (make 2):
Cast on 44 (52) stitches.
Rows 1 & 2 : *K2, P2 repeat from * to end.
Row 3 : Knit
Row 4 : Purl
Row 5 & 6 : *K2, P2 repeat from * to end.
Row 7 : Purl
Row 8 : Knit
These 8 rows form pattern.
Cont in pattern until work measures 14 (17)cm from beginning.
Join side seams, leaving an opening for handle on one side and spout on the other.
Gather top edge with a running stitch, draw up and fasten off securely. Decorate as desired.
You can never have too many coat hangers, so one or a set of these welcoming hangers in a variety of colourways would make an ideal gift. Padded hangers are also great for the more delicate items in your wardrobe, allowing your garments to be cushioned gently against the padded top.
Size: to fit standard 38cm wooden coat hanger
1 ball 8ply yarn main colour (MC)
1 ball 8ply yarn contrast colour (C1)
1 ball 8ply yarn 2nd contrast colour (C2)
1 pair 3.75mm needles
wooden coat hanger
1 sewing needle
Tension: 23.5sts to 10cm over stocking stitch using 3.75mm needles
Using 3.75mm needles and MC, cast on 32sts.
Work 8 rows stocking stitch.
Change to C1 and work a further 4 rows stocking stitch.
Change to C2 and work 2 rows stocking stitch.
These 14 rows form pattern.
Continue in pattern until work measures length of hanger.
To make-up: Remove hook from hanger. Pad hanger generously with wadding. Catch here and there with a stitch or dab of glue to secure.
Fold knitted cover lengthwise over padded hanger. Sew bottom and side seams. Replace hook. Coat hanger may be decorated with a ribbon bow.
Using MC chain 24
Miss 2 chain, dc to end
Chain 2 (turning chain), dc to end
Continue in this manner until work forms a square of approx. 15cm, working last loop of dc in contrast colour.
Using contrast colour work one round of dc, working 3 dc into each corner as you go.
Using a pair of 4.5mm knitting needles, cast on 219 stitches.
1st row: k2, *yo, sl1, k2, psso the 2 knit sts; repeat from * to last st, k1.
2nd row: Purl
3rd row: k1, *sl1, k2, psso the 2 knit sts, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
4th row: Purl
These 4 rows form pattern.
Work in pattern until work measures 105cm or length desired.
Cast off. Press lightly.
Optional crochet edging: using a 4.5mm crochet hook, work 1 row dc. around edge. Optional flower addition: make desired number of flowers using same colour yarn. Using 4mm hook make 4 ch. and join with a sl.st to form a ring.
8 dc. in ring, sl.st to first dc.
*1htr, 1tr, 1htr into next dc. Repeat in next 2 dc*.
Miss 1 dc. Repeat from * to *.
Join with a sl.st to top of first htr.
Size: Small Triangles: 12cm. Large Triangles: 16cm.
You can make as many triangles as you like, but beware, it’s very addictive!
Tension: Project is knitted on needles slightly larger than usually recommended for this yarn.
Using 5mm needles cast on 25 (31) sts.
Knit 1 row.
Next row : Slip 1, K2tog knitwise, knit to end.
Repeat this row until 1 stitch remains.
Crochet a narrow chain of yarn the length you require and thread through the bunting triangles as pictured.
Alternatively you could use a length of narrow ribbon.
Pattern: Moss stitch -
*K1, P1 repeat from * to end of row.
Cast on 41 stitches.
Knit in moss stitch until work measures 25cm.
Cast off all except the last 3 stitches.
Change to double pointed needles and continue knitting these 3 stitches into an i-cord 9cm long.
Cast off leaving a tail of yarn, to join i-cord into a loop, using a wool needle.
Fasten off securely and weave in ends
Knit in stocking stitch throughout (1 row knit, 1 row purl).
Using MC and 4mm needles cast on 31 (25) stitches. Father only:
Knit in stocking stitch until work measures 14cm from beginning. Son Only:
Knit in stocking stitch stripes: 2 rows main colour, 2 rows C3 until work measures approx 8 cm from the beginning finishing with C3. Both Sizes:
Change to C1 and continue a further 4cm.
Change to C2 and work 14cm.
Change to MC and work a further Father 14cm (Son: approx. 8cm , in stripes ( 2 rows C3, 2 rows MC ending with MC, to correspond with stripes at cast on end )
Cut eye and beak shapes from black felt and stitch carefully in place to form face detail. Use a fifty cent piece as a template for eye shape. Beak is a triangle.
With right sides together sew side and bottom seams leaving sufficient opening to turn owl right side out.. Turn work right side out. Stitch across triangle formed in top corners 2cm on each side. This forms tufts on top of head.
Stuff owl and sew opening closed.
Designers Note: My owls finished up with a very Panda bearish look because I forgot that the eyes would get further apart when the stuffing went in.. Much laughter was had by all so I decided to leave them as they were. Everyone needs a good laugh now and then and the kids don’t actually know what a real owl looks like anyway. Unless you want to amuse your family I suggest you place the eyes very close together to allow for stretch. The upside is I now have a great idea for a Panda pattern…...Alison