Thursday, 1 November 2012

Floral Wine Cosy

How Knitters wrap their presents ..

I've often felt that giving wine as a present, while always appreciated, can sometimes be considered a bit of an afterthought.  The addition of a knitted cosy turns a standard birthday gift into a thoughtful and personal present.

This cosy was made using left over metallic looking wool (no name - my Mum gave me a few balls without the label) and the addition of some oversized crochet flowers are the perfect embellishment.

Link to perfect crochet flower pattern

Easy pattern instructions:

Using DPN's (size 4.5 - 5) cast on 40 stitches and divide between 4 needles.
Establish a K2,P2 rib pattern and continue for 7 cm.

Increase 3 stitches evenly across each needle and knit in stocking stitch until you are 1 - 2 cm short of the bottom of the bottle of wine.

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of each needle in the following row.
then K 1 row

Continue these 2 rows until 4 stitches remain on each needle.  Cut wool leaving a 10cm tail and using a wool needle, thread back through the stitches and pull firmly.  Secure tail.

Attach your crocheted flowers and your gift is ready to go.

More FitzBirch Wine Cosy Ideas

Halloween Skeletons
Halloween Tarantulas
Spider Cosy

Cheers and Happy Knitting,


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