Hot Water Bottle Cozies everywhere

11 06 2009

In the end I decided that the hot water bottle cozy that I designed for Ryan was just a bit too “manly” for a three year old.  I am still very pleased with it but not quite sure what to do with it. 

A "manly" cozy

A "manly" cozy

It is knit with Bendigo Woollen Mills “leftovers”, some classic and some mystique, all 8 ply.  The colours work quite well together in the slip stitch pattern.  The yarn carryovers and the slight puckering of the fabric, caused by the slip stitch rows, make the cozy a bit squishy and extra cuddly and should give good thermal properties. 

Here is a close up of the slip stitch pattern:

slip stitch pattern

slip stitch pattern

In the end I knit a simple cozy for Ryan out of some Moda Vera Flirt and some Moda Vera Jazz which I had leftover from knitting a “Green Sheep” for a child who absolutely loved the book “Where is the Green Sheep?” by Mem Fox.  It is a tube knit in the round to the neck with some decreases at each end of each side (similar to sock gusset decreases) and then a frill knit in jazz by increasing in every second stitch every couple of rows a few times.

blurry, flirty, jazzy cozy

blurry, flirty, jazzy cozy

The photo is very blurry and the cozy is very acrylic, but it is lovely and soft and cuddly for a little boy.

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