Sway Bottle Cozy
I recently noticed that JOANN craft stores had pulled down their blog on which I had several, patterns and tutorials. As I’m getting specific requests, I’m trying to get those patterns up on my own site. This one, for the Sway wine bottle cozy, seems apropos to post now ( although arguably there is no wrong time to be-cozy a bottle), as we’re heading into Galentine’s and Valentine’s Days in which bottles of bubbly will undoubtedly be shared. Enjoy!
1 skein Buttercream Collection Alpaca Solids (80% Acrylic/20% Alpaca; 130 yds), in color: Cream, or equivalent bulky-weight yarn
Size U.S. 15/10 mm knitting needles
Large eyed yarn needle
Approx 12”/30.5 cm tall, to fit standard wine or bubbly bottle
2.25 sts per inch
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
k = knit
LH = left hand
p = purl
ssk = slip the next two sts knitwise one at a time; pass them back to the left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
CO 22 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, *k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: Purl.
Row 3: K1, *k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: *k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to last 2, k2.
Row 7: K1, *yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 9: K2, *yo ssk, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 11: K3, *yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 12: Purl.
These 12 rows form Swayed Eyelet Pattern.
Continue in pattern until work from CO edge measures 8 1/2”/21.5 cm, ending with a RS row.
Next Row: Purl, decreasing 2 sts evenly across. — 20 sts.
Next Row (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Next Row: *P2, k2; rep from * to end.
These 2 rows for Rib Stitch.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 12”/30.5 cm from CO edge.
Bind off in Rib Stitch, leaving a long tail for seaming.
Using tapestry needle and tail, seam up back. Weave in ends.
Weave ribbon in about out of top-most eyelets. Tie in bow.