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Old 11-24-2011, 08:12 PM   #11
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That's the pattern! Have fun making it.

I sewed it together but don't want to close the bottom....I think you need to remove the water bottle to fill it up. But I need to add an inch or more to the bottom too...I'll do k1p1 like the sides.

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Old 11-24-2011, 10:50 PM   #12
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Woodi, can you fold that bottom piece of the bottle into the knitted piece? Maybe then you won't have to knit anymore...
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:10 AM   #13
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Maybe just pick up stitches and do an inch or two of garter stitch. The different stitch will make it look intentional rather than the mistake of not making it long enough. I think I'd add a couple snaps to close it so the cover doesn't slide up.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:31 AM   #14
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Turned out nice!

Did you consider just sewing up the 'shoulders' on the bottom and leaving the 'neck opening' for this piece of rubber that sticks out? If it's stretchy enough you could use it as an upside down sweater
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:18 AM   #15
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Thanks gals!

this is what I did last evening: I added 3 rows of seed stitch to the bottom on one side, intending to do the same on other. I am also thinking that maybe two buttonholes might work in one of these sides. Then I can just button it closed. I don't like snaps nor velcro, and I have many large buttons.

By the way, a full hot water bottle is now inside this knitted cover...

Closeup of that bottom: (looks raggy doesn't it?...haven't blocked it at all, yet. Will do. Then I will show you the final outcome.


Gosh this has been a long project! Thank you for your patience with me, knitters. I'm now 64 years old and likely won't get much better at knitting, and I drool over the lovely things others do...but I still love to knit! (and lumpy things look so cozy, don't they?) hehe

I can see from this photo that my cables are holey at the edges...hoping some blocking might disguise this. This is acrylic yarn though, so not likely to change much.

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Old 11-25-2011, 01:44 PM   #16
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Perfect! The seed stitch looks great! I think I'd just toss in the washer and dryer if it's acrylic. At least I'd try that first probably. You can always pull it out when it's almost dry or dampish and lay it flat.

I just said snaps because I was thinking they might be easier than buttonholes, but you're right..snaps are a pain to sew on.
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:35 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the kind words, and to Jan, I just love you!

You are always so perky and cheerily positive. I'll bet you could write a book on the subject, or at least make a poster, hehe
The suggestion to wash it and put in dryer, then lay flat will be what I do, sounds good.

I love seed stitch, so will finish with more of that...still slow-going. I may have used too small a needle for this type of yarn.

Stay tuned for the finale! coming soon....
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I like the hot water bottle because it can be used independent of electricity. All you'd need is access to hot water, which can be boiled over a campfire if needs be!

I think this little hot water bottle sweater is so adorable. I'm with Jan...I wouldn't take scissors to it. However, can that extra flap thing at the bottom be folded up? Could you use 'duct tape' to fold it up and secure it to the bottle to get it out of the way?

I can't believe I'm suggesting the 1,001th way to use duct tape!
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:39 PM   #19
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Well I don't know what got into me, but I just couldn't stop working on it today - so here it is now 9:35PM and it's done! These green buttons were the only ones I could find. I kind of like the contrast, but should have sewn them on straighter. Maybe tomorrow I'll straighten them out.

I taught myself how to make buttonholes, not great ones, but they work.

It was fun to cuddle it tonight while I watched Revolutionary Road. What a depressing movie though! Well done, great acting, but such a downer.

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Woodi - how precious! Nothing yummier than cuddling up to something warm on a cold evening!
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