Thursday, June 12, 2008

Beer Huggie

Free Pattern: Beer Huggie
Having a cold beer in your hand on a summer evening is a wonderful thing. The only problem is, the bottle sweats and your fingers get too cold. There's a lot of beer huggie patterns out there, but I wanted something that did not have to be seamed, and had a bottom. This huggie is knit completely in the round on dpn's, and has a bottom so if your huggie stretches, the bottle won't slip!

US #7 double point needles
small amount worsted weight yarn (I used Galway Paint color #801)
Stitch Marker (optional)
Yarn Needle

Finished Measurements:
Will fit standard beer bottles, and will stretch to fit cans as well (does not fit back on bottles as well after stretching to fit a can).

5 sts X 6 rows = 1"

Using long tail cast-on, co 32 stitches, and join to begin knitting in the round (place your stitch marker after the first stitch on dpn or just check where your tail is to note beginning of round).

Work 4 rounds k2, p2 ribbing.
Begin knitting all stitches, and continue until work measures about 4" from CO edge.
Work 4 more rounds k2, p2 ribbing.
Purl 1 round and begin decreases for bottom.
1 - *k2, k2tog* repeat between *'s around
2 - k
3 - *k1, k2tog*
4 - k
5 - *k2tog*
Cut yarn leaving a 6" tail and using yarn needle thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave in ends and enjoy a cold one!
Tips: has great instructions for casting on and knitting in the round.

This pattern is free for personal use only. Please do not use for profit unless all proceeds go to charity.