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Personalise your wine gift giving with a knitted cosy.
Who doesn't like giving and receiving a nice bottle of wine? This is one way to make your gift stand out.

Posted by Louise G. from Healesville, Victoria, Australia • Published See Louise G.'s 7 projects »
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About half a ball of wool in assorted colours to match your gift giving theme
Ribbons and baubles and buttons to adorn your finished cosy
  • How to make a bottle cover. Christmas (And Other Occasions) Wine Cosies - Step 1
    Step 1

    Red Cosy
    Using size 5 DPN's and 8ply, cast on 40 stitches and divide evenly onto 4 needles.
    1st row: establish K2, P2 ribbing.
    Repeat for the length of the bottle neck (usually about 7cm).

    1st pattern row: Knit increasing 4 stitches evenly across each needle.
    2nd row: (mock cable - Leave 1st stitch on the needle, knit second stitch, then knit 1st stitch and slip both off at the same time,) P3, Cable 3 (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold at back, K3, K3 cable stitches), P3. Repeat for each needle.
    3rd row: K2, P3, K6, P3 to end
    4th & 5th row: same as 3rd row
    6th row: Mock cable, P3, K6, P3
    7th & 8th & 9th row: same as 3rd row
    10th row: same as second
    rows 2 through 10 form the pattern repeat.
    Continue until your work measures 1cm from the bottom of the bottle.
    K to end
    Next row: decrease one stitch at each end of each needle
    Repeat these 2 rows until you have 4 stitches per needle. Leaving a tail of about 15cm, cut your wool and thread it through a wool/tapestry needle and pick up each on of the stitches and pull firmly. Secure the tail and weave the end back into the knitting and there you have it.

  • How to make a bottle cover. Christmas (And Other Occasions) Wine Cosies - Step 2
    Step 2

    Creme Cosy

    Using size 5 DPN's and a worsted weight wool (8ply) cast on 40 stitches and divide evenly onto 4 needles.

    Christmas Spirit
    1st row: establish K2, P2 ribbing.
    Repeat for the length of the bottle neck (usually about 7cm).
    1st pattern row: Knit increasing 6 stitches evenly across each needle (64 stitches in total)
    2nd row: Cable 6 back (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, K3 cable needle stitches), P2, Cable 6 Front (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold at front of work, K3, K3 cable needle stitches), P2, repeat to end
    3rd row: P2, K6, P2, K6 repeat to end.
    rows 3 through 7: same as 3rd.
    8th row: same as 2nd
    These 8 rows form the pattern. Continue knitting until your work measures 1cm from the bottom of the bottle.
    K to end
    Next row: decrease one stitch at each end of each needle
    Repeat these 2 rows until you have 4 stitches per needle. Leaving a tail of about 15cm, cut your wool and thread it through a wool/tapestry needle and pick up each on of the stitches and pull firmly. Secure the tail and weave the end back into the knitting.
    To finish, knit I-cord and thread through a toggle or bead.

  • Step 3

    Green Cosy
    Using size 5 DPN's and a worsted weight wool (8ply) cast on 40 stitches and divide evenly onto 4 needles.
    1st row: establish K2, P2 ribbing.
    Repeat for the length of the bottle neck (usually about 7cm).
    1st row: Knit, increasing 4 stitches evenly on each needle (56 Stitches)
    2nd row: K4, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, K to end of row
    3rd row: K4, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K to end of row
    rows 2 and 3 form the basis of the pattern.
    Continue knitting until your work measures 1cm from the bottom of the bottle.
    K to end
    Next row: decrease one stitch at each end of each needle
    Repeat these 2 rows until you have 4 stitches per needle. Leaving a tail of about 15cm, cut your wool and thread it through a wool/tapestry needle and pick up each on of the stitches and pull firmly. Secure the tail and weave the end back into the knitting.
    To finish, knit a tiny scarf using 8ply on size 3 needles. 5 stitches of garter stitch until desired length.
    Finish with a bit of fringing and sew on 3 little buttons.

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