Hot Water Bottle Cover Tutorial

When it’s so cold outside, there’s nothing better than a hot hot water bottle on the couch to get comfortable there. The most beautiful are of course so cozy even knitted covers, such as this example.

That you need:

  • Mixed wool of Lana Grossa quality “Alta Moda alpaca” (90% alpaca, 5% wool, 5% polyamide;Barrel length 140 m / 50 g): 50 g in teal Heather, 50 g in green-grey mottled
  • Circular needle size 5.5 mm
  • Needles size 5.5 |blunt darning needle
  • blunt darning needle

Knitting pattern

Knit in back rows right mesh (re M), in the back rows purl (li M), M knit in rounds (RD).
Half patent in rounds
1st Rd: * 1 M, 1 M li * in the Exchange.
2nd RD: * 1 M re with a cover lift off, 1 M li *.
3. Rd: * 1 M envelope re Tog, 1 M li *.
The sequences between the * constantly repeat. 1st-3rd Rd once knit, then 2nd-3rd series (R) constantly repeat.

From the sidelines that re covered Tog 3rd and last M (1 M lift, 1 M re who overstay slipped M). According to the line 1 M, 2 M re together knit.
Mesh stitch embroidery on
Using the darning needle from back to front below a M cut, which up – and horizontal needle on the right mesh link outmaneuver again behind the left mesh link. Then the needle at the highest point below the stitch to the back.

Knitting tension

17 M x 26 R smooth re with needles No. 5.5 = 10 x 10 cm


1 Heather post for the 32 M in petrol front, smooth knit. For the side increases four times every 2 rows on both sides 1 M increase (= 40 STS). The M shut down, and the back just as work.
2. for circular knitting put STS from front and back on the needle and close to the RD (= 80 M), page lines mark. Heather continue after 34 RD from attack in green-grey. 13.5 cm in green-Grey Heather for the upper rounding a total five times in each RD as remove the left described (60 M =). In the next round evenly 8 M take off (= 52 M). Continue knitting with double pointed needles in the half patent. After 16 Rd half patent the STS cast off loosely.
3 Embroider on petrolfarbenem range of points in greenish-Grey Heather in the mesh stitch, embroider Heather with mesh stitch on grey-green Heather field points in petrol.
4 Sew the lower edge and the side curves. The hot water bottle roll and insert it through the hole.