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Hot Stuff Knitting Pattern

Hot Stuff

Designer: Sian Brown

Cuddle up with Demetrius and Persephone, his ‘n’ hers hot water bottle cosies from Sian Brown

When the nights draw in and it's cold and frosty outside, there's nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa in your pjs and slippers, clutching a hot water bottle and tucking into a yummy box of chocs. These stylish cosies are ideal for making your hottie even more huggable, and the two different designs make a lovely his and hers set. Due to the chunkiness of the yarn, each of these covers knits up really quickly so would be an ideal gift and could easily be ready in time for the really chilly weather.

DEMETRIUS PATTERN

Cosy (make two)
Using 6mm needles cast on 34 sts
Next row: k11, p3, k6, p3, k11
Next row: p11, k3, kfb into next six sts, k3, p11. 40 sts
Commence patt as folls:
Row 1: k11, p3, C6B, C6F, p3, k11
Row 2: p11, k3, p12, k3, p11
Rows 3, 5, 7: k11, p3, k12, p3, k11
Rows 4, 6, 8: as patt
Row 2 Last eight rows form patt
Cont in patt until work meas 27cm from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row
Next row: k11, p3, (k2tog) six times, p3, k11
Eyelet row: * p2, yrn, p2tog, rep from * to end
Work in k2, p2 rib for 5cm
Cast off

To make up
Press according to yarn instructions. Join bottom and side seams. Cut six 100cm lengths of yarn and knot at one end. Holding two strands together, plait to form tie. Knot end to secure. Thread through eyelets, tying in a bow at front

PERSEPHONE PATTERN

Cosy (make two)
Cast on 36 sts
K one row
Row 1 (WS): p11, k6, p2, k6, p11
Row 2: k11, p5, Cr2B, Cr2F, p5, k11
Row 3: p11, k4, T2F, p2, T2B, k4, p11
Row 4: k11, p3, T2B, Cr2B, Cr2F, T2F, p3, k11
Row 5: p11, k2, T2F, k1, p4, k1, T2B, k2, p11
Row 6: k11, p1, T2B, p1, T2B, k2, T2F, p1, T2F, p1, k11
Row 7: p11, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1, p11
Row 8: k11, p1, MB, p1, T2B, p1, k2, p1, T2F, p1, MB, p1, k11
Row 9: p11, k3, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k3, p11
Row 10: k11, p3, MB, p2, k2, p2, MB, p3, k11
These ten rows form patt
Cont in patt until work meas 27cm from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row
Eyelet row: k3, yfwd, k2tog, * k5, yfwd, k2tog, rep from * to last three sts, k3
Work in garter st for 5cm
Cast off

To make up
Press according to yarn instructions. Join bottom and side seams. Cut six 100cm lengths of yarn and knot at one end. Holding two strands together, plait to form tie. Knot end to secure. Thread through eyelets, tying in a bow at front

Crossing over
This project features a variety of textured effects. Bobbles and cables are quite common, but twisted and crossed stitches are less so. Twisted stitches are worked in a similar way to cables but purl stitches are added to create the different effect. However, crossed stitches can be tricky if you’ve never done them before. Insert the RH needle into the second stitch (front or back as instructed) on the LH needle, wrap the yarn around and pull it through the stitch as if to knit, but do NOT slip it off the needle. Now manoeuvre the RH needle around and insert it into the front of the first stitch on the LH needle. Knit this as normal then slip both stitches off the LH needle. The first and second stitches have now been crossed over. You may want to practice this several times to get a neat result.

Finished size: 22cm wide x 32cm long
To fit hot water bottle: 21cm wide x 31cm long

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