It's many years since I studied any physics but I still remember the confusion caused during my school years when they changed the scientific measuring systems from Imperial units to metric, via something else in-between all within the space of a year or two. At first everything was in British Thermal Units, the next year it was Calories, and then the next it was Joules. I am not sure if I ever really knew what ‘Joules’ were but the name made me laugh even then.
So here is the latest pattern in the “Knitting Ahead” series, the Joules and Joulietta hot water bottle covers! The larger size fits a regular‐sized hot water bottle, which usually has a capacity of about 2 litres/2 quarts. Mine measures 35cm/14 ins high x 20cm/8 ins wide, which I think is fairly standard.
The pattern features a beautifully textured stitch, Barley Corn from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book. Barley Corn has an interesting depth and texture which helps to hold the heat in and also makes the cover soft to use. The pattern is easy to work so the bottle covers knit up quickly. Both versions are also worked seamlessly, so there is little finishing required after the knitting is completed.
Please click here to see my blogpost extolling the virtues of hot water bottles, and here for some timely tips on how to fill and use them. The pattern is available in my pattern store here, and is available for immediate download so you can start work on your new hot water bottle covers today.
Enjoy your new cozy bed‐time!
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