Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wine Bottle Cozy

Free Pattern: Wine Bottle Cozy

My sister is hosting Thanksgiving at her house this year so I thought I'd bring a bottle of wine along with dessert. I've made a few wine cozies, but always from someone else's pattern. I H-A-T-E sewing seams, so this one is knit in the round.

US #8 double point needles
1 skein Red Heart worsted weight yarn in Gemstone (260 yrds or 141 grams)
I didn't use anywhere even near a quarter of the skein, so this would be a great stash buster
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle

Finished Measurements:
12" tall X 9" around - will stretch to 12" around

5 1/2 stitches X 4 1/4 rows = 1"

Cast on 36 stitches and divide onto 3 dpn's. Place marker and join to begin working in the round.

Work 9 rows K3, P3 ribbing around.
Row 10: K3 *P1, yo, P2tog, K1, yo, K2tog* repeat between *'s around to last 6 stitches, K1, yo, K2tog, P3
Work 9 more rows K3, P3 ribbing around.
Knit all stitches on next and all following rows until work measures 12 1/2 ".
Purl 1 row.
Knit 2 rows and begin decreases.

Decrease rows:
Row 1: *K2, K2tog* repeat between *'s around
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *K1, K2tog* repeat between*'s around
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: *K2tog* repeat between *'s around

Cut yarn and thread through stitches remaining on needles. Weave in ends.

Cut a piece of yarn about 4-5 yards long. Fold in half and twist until yarn twists when slackened, fold in half again and let yarn twist on itself. Tie ends into knots and trim ends. Thread through holes in cozy and tie in a bow.

Tips: has great instuctions for cast on methods 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.