Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wine Bottle Cozy

These make a great gift even better!

1 ball each in #147 Purple, #173 Sage or #178 Teal of Lion Chenille by Lion Brand, 3oz/85g balls, each approx 174yd/157m (acrylic)
One pair size 6 (4mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Circumference Approx 9"/23cm
Height 12"/30.5cm

13 sts and 22 rows to 4"/10cm over St st using size 6 (4mm) needles. BE SURE TO GET THE GAUGE.

Used in Sage version
 Row 1 (RS) K1, *work loop st as foll: (k1 but do not slip off LH needle, bring yarn to front between the needles, pass the yarn over left thumb to make a loop approx
1"/2.5cm long, bring yarn to back between needles, k the same st again and slip off needle, yo, pass 2 sts just worked over the yo loop, locking it in place—loop st complete),
k1; rep from * to end. Note: Do not make loop st on first or last st. Rows 2 and 4 Purl. Row 3 K2, *work loop st, k1; rep from * to end. Rep rows 1-4 for loop st pat.
 Cast on 38 sts. Work in k2, p2 rib for 1 1/2"/4cm. Eyelet row (RS) K2, *yo, p2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to end. Next row P2, *k1, k2tog, p2; rep from * to end. Cont in k2,
p2 rib until piece measures 3"/7.5cm from beg.
 For Purple and Teal versions, work in St st for 9"/23cm, dec 1 st at end of last WS row—37 sts.
 For Sage version, work in St st for 5"/12.5cm. Work 4 rows of loop stitch pat 3 times. Cont in St st until piece measures 12"/30.5cm, dec 1 st at end of last WS row—
37 sts.
 For all versions, make a ridge on next (WS) row as foll: *Pick up the purl bump from the WS from 6 rows below, p this loop tog with st on needle; rep from * to end.
 Tip: To make this easier, take a contrasting color thread or yarn and weave it through all the purl bumps before making the ridge row. Then just pick up the bump that is
identified by the thread. Unweave the thread every few sts.
 Next (dec) row (RS) K1, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to end—28 sts. P 1 row. Next row K2tog across—14 sts. P 1 row. Next row K2, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to end—11 sts.
Last row P2tog 5 times, p1. Cut yarn, leaving an end for sewing and draw through rem 6 sts on needle. Sew seam.

 With crochet hook, working along cast-on edge, work 1 rnd as foll: Join yarn at seam edge, *ch 4, sc in next 2 sts, skip 1 st; rep from * around. Join and fasten off.
 Make a twisted cord and weave through eyelets at top.
from knit.1

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