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Early to Bed Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90655AD Use this cozy to protect your skin and keep your hot water bottle warmer longer! For the Spa Step Mat seen in the image, click here.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 7 1/2 x 15 in. (19 x 38 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-132 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Cactus

Warm olive green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.38

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Large-Eyed Blunt Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
3 buttons, 1 in. (2.5 cm) diameter
GAUGE:
14 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row), with 2 strands of yarn held tog. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
K1, p1 Rib (over an odd number of sts)
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.


Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.


Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:
Cozy is worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT
With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 25 sts.


Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 9 1/2 in.

(24 cm) from beg.


Next Row: (K2tog) twice, k to last 4 sts, (k2tog) twice - 21 sts remain at the end of this row.


Shape Neck
Next Row: Bind off 4 sts, work in K1, p1 Rib to last 4 sts, k4 - 17 sts at end of this row.


Next Row: Rep last row - 13 sts.


Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm), from bound-off sts.


Bind off.



BACK
With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 25 sts.


Knit 1 row.


Buttonhole Row: K3, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), k7, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), k7, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), k2.


Work in Garter st until piece measures about 12 in.

(30.5 cm) from beg.


Next Row: (K2tog) twice, k to last 4 sts, (k2tog) twice - 21 sts at the end of this row.


Shape Neck
Next Row: Bind off 4 sts, work in K1, p1 Rib to last 4 sts, k4 - 17 sts.


Next Row: Rep last row - 13 sts at the end of this row.


Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from bound-off sts.


Bind off.



FINISHING
Beg at top of neck, seam Front and Back together along sides of neck, across bound-off sts, and along sides.

Fold lower Back edge over Front and mark placement of buttons.

Sew on buttons.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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