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Beginner Twist & Bobble Hot Water Bottle Cover Knitting Pattern

Beginner Twist & Bobble Hot Water Bottle Cover

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    Chunky / Bulky

  • designer


    Sian Brown

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size


  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Straight, Cable Needle

  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Bobbles, Garter

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What you need to know

Stay cosy by knitting Siân Brown's beginner-friendly hot water bottle cover.

Reminiscent of the holly berry, this super-sweet hot water bottle cover is already a firm favourite here at Let's Knit Together HQ. Although the finished look is incredibly impressive, achieving it is surprisingly easy. Our pattern will take you through the basics of forming eyelets, working with a cable needle, creating bobbles and more!

What do I need?

Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners Re:treat, shade 562 Escape, two 100g balls
Needles: 6.5mm
Cable needle


22cm wide x 34cm deep

Top knit tips

Bobbles will add an impressive flourish to your work, but they couldn't be easier to make. The trick is to increase multiple stitches on one stitch, work back and forth a few times and then decrease back down to one again. The more increases you work, the bigger your bobble will be.

Slide the recommended number of stitches onto your cable needle. It's important to do this purlwise, as this will ensure your stitches are straight. Once your stitches are on the cable needle, place it at the front or back of your work depending on the instruction given in the pattern. Then, return to your knitting. When the pattern takes you back to the cable needle, you can either move the stitches onto your left hand needle or knit directly from the cable needle.

Meet the designer

Siân Brown is a designer for magazines, yarn companies and publishers. She completed a fashion and textiles degree before starting a successful career in knitwear, which included her becoming a visiting lecturer at London College of Fashion. If you enjoyed making this pattern, then why not make our flower motif hot water bottle cover? Visit this page to see more designs from Siân.

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Watch to learn

Brush up on the skills needed for this pattern with this tutorial.

Techniques: Basic Shaping, Bobbles, Garter , Rib

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