Thursday, 4 October 2012

Halloween Wine Cosy

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Drinks anyone ??
It would take a glass of wine or two before I ceased to look at this wine cosy with anything but unease. I was unaccustomed to browsing for spiders, eyeballs or skeletons to use with my knitting .. but there is always a first for everything.

Of all the wine cosies, this one is by far the easiest.  I suppose the more adventurous of knitters could attempt to knit their own tarantulas - but I'm not one of them.  The very thought of knitting fuzzy, revolting spiders does not fill me with any enthusiasm.

Pattern

Using size 4 DPN's and orange 8 Ply, cast on 40 stitches and distribute evenly on 4 of the needles.
Set up a K2,P2 ribbing and continue for 7-8cm's.

On the next row, increase between each K2 using the M1 increase.  (This is where you K1, using your right needle lift up the bar between the stitches and slip it onto the left hand needle.  Then you knit into the back of the bar that you have just lifted.  Knitting into the back of the stitch ensures that it is not loose).

Continue in stocking stitch until you are 1cm less that your bottle length and then decrease at each end of each needle until 4 or 5 stitches remain on each needle.  Using a wool needle, thread the wool through the remaining stitches and secure.

The Cosy is finished.

Using a hot glue gun, apply any grotesque, revolting or creepy looking insect or body part.

Another Halloween Wine Cosy Idea

Floral Wine Cosy -  Perfect for Birthday wine giving

Happy knitting and happy Halloween.

Louise.

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2 comments:

  1. I love the halloween cozy but for the life of me I can't figure out how to end it. When I tried threading the yarn through it ended up too small to go over the wine bottle. I would appreciate your help. Thank you.
    Lynn Galvin

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    1. Is it possible you thought, as I did at first, that you're knitting bottom up? You're not. It's top down, so you have 40 stitches for the neck of the bottle.

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