Thursday, September 23, 2010

loopy cables bottle cozy

Materials: worsted weight yarn, approx 25g; 4mm (US 6) dpn's - set of 5; cable needle; stitch marker
note: use a set of dpn's one size smaller than what's recommended on the label, to make a slightly tighter fabric
Tension (on label-recommended needles) : 20sts = 4"; with 1 size smaller needles needed for this pattern: 22sts = 4" in stockinette stitch
(I used Paton's Classic Wool Tweeds to make my cozy, and tension was based using this yarn)

terms used in this pattern:
k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - knit two together
k2togtbl - knit two together through back loop
dpn - double pointed needles


Cable Pattern: (worked over 8 sts)
Row 1: p2, place 2 sts on cable needle & hold back, k2, k2 from cable needle, p2
Row 2: p2, k4, p2
Row 3: p1, place 1 st on cable needle & hold back, k2, p1 from cable needle, place next 2 sts on cable needle & hold in front, p1, k2 from cable needle, p1
Row 4: p1, k2, p2, k2, p1
Row 5: place 1 st on cable needle &; hold back, k2, p1 from cable needle,p2, place next 2 sts on cable needle & hold in front, p1, k2 from cable needle
Row 6: k2, p4, k2
Row 7: k2, p4, k2
Row 8: k2, p4, k2
Row 9: place 2 sts on cable needle & hold in front, p1, k2 from cable needle, p2, place 1 st on cable needle & hold back, k2, p1 from cable needle
Row 10: p1, k2, p2, k2, p1
Row 11: p1, place 2 sts on cable needle & hold in front, p1, k2 from cable needle, place 1 st on cable needle & hold back, k2, p1 from cable needle, p1
Row 12: p2, k4, p2


On one dpn, CO 6. *M1, K1* across. (12sts)
Divide between 4 dpn's & knit in the round.
Row 1: *(K1, M1) K1* around.
Row 2: *K2, (K1, M1)* around.
Continue in this fashion, increasing by 1 stitch at the beginning or end of each dpn until you have 48 sts. This forms the bottom of the cozy.


For body of the cozy:
Row 1: *k2, p1, work row 7 of cable, p1* around
Row 2: *k2, p1, work row 8 of cable, p1* around
Continue in this fashion, working in pattern and incorprating rows 9-12 of cable pattern, then rows 1-12 twice, then rows 1-6 once more.

first decrease:
next row: *k2tog, p1, work row 7 of cable, p1* around
next row: *k1, p1, work row 8 of cable, p1* around
Continue this last row in pattern and incorporte rows 9-12 respectively.

to finish:
row 1: *k1, p1, k1, p1, place 2 sts on cable needle & hold back, k2, k2 from cable needle, p1, k1, p1* around
row 2: *k1, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1* around
row 3: *k1, p1, k1, place 1 st on cable needle & hold back, k2, p1 from cable needle, place next 2 sts on cable needle & hold in front, p1, k2 from cable needle, k1, p1* around
row 4: *k1, p1, k2tog, k1, p2, k1, k2togtbl, p1* around (36 sts)
rows 5 & 6: *k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1* around
Cast off (bind off) loosely in pattern, break yarn, tie and weave in ends.

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3 comments:

Hayley said...

I love your pattern and cast on tonight. Will you check row 11 of your cable pattern, please? It doesn't account for 8 sts, unless I'm missing something. Should it read, "p1, place 2 sts on cable needle & hold in front, p1, k2 from cable needle, place 1 st on cable needle & hold back, k2, p1 FROM CABLE NEEDLE, P1"? That's my guess, but I haven't gotten far enough up the bottle to see if it works. Thanks!

knitphomaniac said...

Hayley thanks for noticing. I think both row 9 and row 11 had part of the pattern missing, so they've been corrected!

Casey said...

I'm excited about making this! I'm a little confused about the beginning though. I’m doing this with magic loop and I can’t figure out what row 3 should be. Is it K3 (k1, m1)? Are there meant to be four increases per round or 6? If I “continue in this fashion” (at least as I can figure it) there would end up being 6 increases rather than 4 increases per round.
Thanks!