Joules and Joulietta Hot Water Bottle Covers
It happens every year – the temperatures start to dip and the evenings get chilly, yet it seems too early in the year to be turning the heating on. That's when you find yourself reaching for a hot water bottle with a cozy cover to make it more huggable.
The pattern includes two sizes: the Joules cover fits a standard-size hot water bottle, while the Joulietta is perfect when travelling or for a child's bed.
The covers feature a beautiful textural stitch which is easy to work so they knit up quickly. They are also worked seamlessly, so there is little finishing required after the knitting is completed.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, circular cast on, increases, decreases, slipped stitches and working in the round.
SIZES: Small (Large)
Joulietta / Small size: 25cm/10 ins high x 15cm/6 ins wide,
to fit 1 litre/ 1 qt travel or child-size hot water bottle.
Joules / Large size: 35cm/14 ins high x 20cm/8 ins wide,
to fit 2 litre/2 qt regular-size hot water bottle.
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted weight yarn,
100% wool, 101m/110 yds:50gm ball, in:
Small size: #23430 Pumpkin (Orange) x2 balls
Large size: #24653 Calypso Heather (Deep Turquoise) x2* balls
Actual amounts used:
Small size: 62 gm/2.2 oz, 124m/135 yds.
Large size: 99 gm/3.5 oz, 200m/218 yds.
* Note: The Large size used almost all of the 2 balls of yarn specified. Please purchase or hold an extra ball to ensure you have enough yarn to complete your project.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a Light Aran or Worsted weight yarn with a recommended gauge of about 18-20 sts:10cm/4 ins using 4.5-5.5mm/US # 7-9 needles.
Needles: Circular needles in sizes 4.5mm/US#7 and 5.0mm/US #8, length 80cm/32 ins.
Gauge: 24 sts & 25 rows:10cm/4 ins in Barley Corn Pattern, using 4.5mm/US #7 needles.
Notions: Row counter, markers, tapestry needle for finishing, stitch holder or spare interchangeable needle cord and 2 small safety pins.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
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Current Version: v05AUG2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023