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Owl Hot Water Bottle Cover Knitting Pattern

Owl Hot Water Bottle Cover

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Nicola Valiji

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 4 / 3.5mm, US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Garter , Moss

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What you need to know

This step-by-step tutorial walks you through how to knit your own adorable owl-shaped hot water bottle cover.

Nicola Valiji's cosy project has a clever twist: a pocket to warm your hands in! Knitted in ice cream-inspired pastel shades, this nocturnal owl project will stand by and keep you warm all night long. If you're a new knitter looking to try colourwork, this is the project for you. The majority of the pieces are knitted in stocking and garter stitch, and the colourwork is just basic stripes.

What do I need?

Yarn: Juey Bluefaced Leicester DK, shade Raspberry, shade Lavender, shade Mint, shade Clotted Cream, one 50g ball of each
Needles: 3.5mm, 4mm
Safety toy stuffing
Felt: white, yellow
Buttons: 2cm, mixed colours,
five; 2cm, brown, two
Adhesive eyes: small, four
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle


Length (including spout): 33cm
Width: 20cm

Top knit tip

To make the tie for Night Owl, cut four strands of yarn to three times the length you'd like your cord to be. Tie the strands together with a knot at each end and ask someone to hold one end. Twist from the other end until the cord is so tight that it begins to kink. Bring the knotted ends together, allowing the cord to twist round itself and finish off by tying the knotted ends together.

Meet the designer

Nicola Valiji is a regular designer for Let's Knit Together – she first learned how to knit while making a Jean Greenhowe doll with help from her nan. If you enjoyed making this pattern, why not make this set of stripy owls? You can view more of Nicola's designs here.

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