Knitting for home

Knitting for home

Hot water bottle covers

Hot water bottle covers

Hot water bottle cover must-haves: hot water bottle cosies for every home and every crisis... They look good and feel great, they heal and console.

Size: each approx. 43 cm/17" circumference and 38 cm/15" long.

Materials: Lana Grossa “Alta Moda Cashmere” (80% virgin wool, 20% cashmere, approx. 90 m/ 100 yds/50 g) 150 g of natural white, col 011, or light gray, col 010; Prym double pointed needles (dpn), size 12 mm (US 17); 1 hot water bottle (amazon) for each.

Rib pattern: k 2, p 2 alternately.

Stocking stitch: in rnds, k each rnd.

Knitted cushion

Knitted cushion

NORO’SSELF-STRIPING Kureyon yarn in a colour way of heathery moorland colours has beenusedto create this soft-looking cushion. Designed by Helen Ardley, it has a stocking stitch fabric highlighted with chunky bobbles, which give the cushion real character. The finished cushion cover is felted to shrink it by about one-fifth of its size. It’s then fitted with a zip fastening along the bottom opening.

SIZE: 50cm x 48cm (193/4 x 183/4in) before washing

40cm x 40cm (153/4 x 153/4in) after felting

YARN: Noro Kureyon (Chunky weight; 100% wool; 100m/109yds per 50g ball)

Shade 287; 6 x 50g balls

Folk blanket

SIZE: 85cm x 105cm (331/2in x 411/2in)

YARN: King Cole Merino Blend DK (DK weight; 100% merino; 112m/122yds per 50g ball)

A Olive (069); 6 x 50g balls

B Bronze Green (43); 5 x 50g balls

C Fuchsia (787); 1 x 50g ball

D Denim (791); 1 x 50g ball

E Cranberry (703); 1 x 50g ball

F Aran (46); 1 x 50g ball