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Gauge: 24 sts x 25 rounds on 4mm needles, stockinette (stranded)
Yarn:DK or Fingering held double


Amounts are based on an average DK of 100m per 50g or fingering (held double) of 200m per 50g.


6 colour sample uses Filcolana Saga in Marzipan (MC), Woolly Mammoth Fibre Company Hearth/Sock Mini skeins (Twelvetide Advent 2022) and John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock (Oddmedod, Fairy Thimble), all held double. 

MC (white) 70g, CC1 (green) 12g, CC2 (dark pink) 10g, CC3 (peach) 10g, CC4 (blue) 8g, CC5 (yellow) 5g


3 colour sample uses Filcolana Saga (held double) in Carmine (MC), Reseda (CC1) and Natural White (CC2).

MC (red) 70g, CC1 (green) 30g, CC2 (30g) 

Needles: 4mm circular needles with 40-80cm / 16-32” cable, optional dpns. 
Accessories: Embroidery needle, stitch markers, 2L hot water bottle

Finished Size: 20.5 cm / 8” x 29cm / 11.5” not including cuff





Judys Magic Cast On OR long tail cast on and mattress stitch

Working in the round



Stranded Colour work (max 2 colours at once)

Following a chart 



Worked bottom up and in the round starting with Judy’s Magic Cast On, increases are made to shape the bottom of the cover. The body of the cover is worked using stranded colour work with no more than 2 colours being used at once. The neck is shaped with decreases and finished with a 1x1 or 2x2 rib collar worked using the magic loop method or on DPNs. Colourwork is charted. 


Gauge and yarn 

It is important to match the gauge as closely as you can so your cover fits your bottle, make sure to swatch the colour work pattern in the round. Pay attention to your row gauge, if it isn’t correct your cover might be too long or short. When choosing yarn it is best to go for something woolly or ‘toothy’. This is so your colour work stitches blend together nicely to form one cohesive fabric and your cover is as warm and cosy as possible! It is also advised to weave in your ends as you go as there are quite few of them! The pattern is written for 5 CC’s plus a MC however it will work with a minimum of 2 CC plus MC.


Maxine Hot Water Bottle Cover | Pattern

  • This listing is for a digital instant download of a knitting pattern in PDF format. There is no physical product. 

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