Silverdale Cosy Hot Water Bottle Cover
This free hot water bottle cover knitting pattern uses an impressive herringbone stitch pattern, which is only two rows and makes for a lovely dense fabric when knitted. The easy to knot cover is designed by us in the UK, with a loose rib neck so that it simply pulls over the hot-water bottle. It’s perfect for beginners as well as experienced knitters. Check out our knitting yarn suggestions below.
Measurements: 20 cm / 8 inches wide, 24 cm / 9.5 inches high to shoulder of bottle 18 cm / 7.25 inches for rib polo-neck You can easily adjust the size to suit your own hot-water bottle if necessary – see pattern notes.
Pattern designed for: Blacker Yarns aran yarn, 3 50g balls or 2 100g balls – the sample used our lovely Norfolk Horn yarn which is soft and stylishly ivory, with dark hairs to add interest to the white base.
Notions: Pair 6 mm, US 10, UK 4, knitting needles Darning needle for sewing up.
Gauge/tension 25 sts and 14 rows 10 10 cm / 4 inches, in herringbone stitch design on 6 mm needles.
Pattern notes: To keep the structure simple, the Front Panel and Back Panel are worked separately, including the neck, and then seamed together to produce the complete hot water bottle cover. You may work from one neck, down the panel and then up again if you wish to avoid the bottom seam, but will then need to reverse the neck shaping, casting on from the neck and will still need side seams.
The design of this knitting pattern is slightly easier for right-handed knitters, and is also quite tight – if you are a naturally tight knitter consider using 6.5 mm needles.