Hot Water Bottle Cover Knitting Pattern- whilst we hope that this free knitting pattern works out well for you The Knitting Wool Store disclaims all responsibility.
Materials: 200g Natural 100% Wool, example shown in Pumpkin Spice. 1 pair each of 5mm and 4.5mm straight knitting needles. 3 wooden buttons.
Hot Water Bottle Cover-Front: With 5mm straight needles cast on 46 stitches, then begin working in cable stitch pattern as follows:-
Row 1: (RS) [K1,P1] 7 times,K18,[P1,k1] 7 times.
Row 2: [K1,P1] 7 times,P18,[P1,k1] 7 times.
Row 3: [K1,P1] 7 times,K6,C12F,[P1,k1] 7 times.
Row4: [K1,P1] 7 times,K18,[P1,k1] 7 times.
Rows 5-10:repeat rows 1 and 2 3 more times.
Row 11: [K1,P1] 7 times,C12B,K6,[P1,k1] 7 times.
Row 12: [K1,P1] 7 times,P18,[P1,k1] 7 times.
Rows 13-16: repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more.
These 16 rows for the pattern.
Continue in pattern until the piece measures 23cm, ending after WS row. Dec 1 st. at beg. of next 6 rows- 14 sts. remaining.
Cast off 5 sts at the beg of next 2 rows, then 4 sts at the beg. of following 2 rows.Place remaining 16 sts. on a stitch holder.
Back Bottom Piece:- Work as for front to 7.5cm.Change to 4.5mm needles. Then work in broken rib stitch as follows-
Next Row: K1,P1 to end.
Next Row: Purl to end.
Repeat these 2 rows three times, 6 rows in total, cast off in rib.
Back Top Piece:- With 4.5mm needles cast on 46 sts.Work 2 rows in broken rib stitch as for lower back flap.
Next row: rib 10,yo,K2tog,rib 11,yo, K2tog,rib 11, yo, K2 tog, rib 10.
Continue in rib for 3 more rows.
Change to 5mm needles and work in cable pattern until piece measures 15.5cm.
Work decreases to match front, leaving 16 sts. on a holder.
With RS facing work broken rib pattern across the 32 sts from the 2 holders.Continue in broken rib as set until neck measures 15.5cm from shoulders, cast off in rib.
Sew seams with backstitch.
With right sides facing and matching cables sew bottom back piece to front. With right sides facing join top back piece to front, overlapping rib with rib from bottom back piece. Fold neck in half to inside and slip stitch in place.
Turn right side out and sew on the 3 buttons.
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Hot Water Bottle Cover - Front