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logpilecabled hot water bottle with pocket

No one guessed my mystery project, and to be fair, it was a bit mean of me to expect you to. Here it is, modelled in all its rustic elegance by a MAN! Since I first dreamt it up, I thought this design would make a great gift for a gentleman, because it’s genuinely useful, hard-wearing, and cosy in a non-pink, non-fluffy way (though it could easily be made into both these things). I wanted it to be completely unfussy – no buttons, no drawstrings, just a simple fold-over top. There are a few short rows for the pocket to accommodate large hands, but otherwise the pattern is very straightforward.

cabled hot water bottle with pocketwood

And if you want further proof that men love this hottie, I got two commissions from builders while we were shooting these photos. I informed them that I actually sell patterns, so they’d have to learn to knit first. I can just see them at home, relaxing after a day’s work with a bit of knitting and a tipple. :)

cabled hot water bottle with pocketivy

The pattern will be released sometime next week, and I’ll see if I have time to throw in a little surprise. I’ll send everyone who commented on the last post a free copy, since it was so tricky.

Of course the other mystery that we’re all excited about is WoollyWormhead’s Mystery KAL. Here’s my progress. I don’t think it merits a spoiler warning yet. The yarn is Sirdar’s Country Style DK which isn’t ideal, but it was all I happened to have. Anyway, I like the colour and I’ve finished the first installment. Now I’m eagerly awaiting the second…

WoollyWormhead Mystery KAL 2009 Progress

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6th November, 2009  // Houselock, Knitwear Design // tags: , , , , , , , .

5 Comments

  1. I love the idea of being able to slip your hands inside the cover. What a brilliant idea. I can see lots of gardeners liking this as well as builders.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    It looks so cozy! Can’t wait to see the pattern! I’ve been searching for a hottie pattern – how did you know? Thank you! (I’m calling them hotties now, instead of hot water bottle covers. Maybe I should switch that cozy to cosy while I’m at it.) (-=

  3. LittleWit says:

    That muff looks super warm. It would be great for during the heavy winter and for stylish holiday photos.

  4. Melynda says:

    Your pictures are absolutely stunning!

  5. Linda says:

    I love that hot water bottle cover!


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