Wine Bottle Cozy

Here's a simple wine bottle cozy that I worked up to give to a new friend of mine. I am so glad I have learned to knit and can add my personal touch to a gift now. It was fun! I used Sensations Lustrous Lamb Soft Wool Blend (80% acrylic and 20% wool). The skein lists the gauge as 18STS/24R, 4x4. Adding the cables was interesting because I used size 4 needles. It was fun because I have never used needles that small. I am slowly but surely working my way down the needle scale and aiming at working with sock yarn this summer.

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Bill's picture

That looks wonderful, Mark!
Great gift idea!

cacunn's picture

That looks great.

AKQGuy's picture

Fantastic work. Isn't making gifts fun? I keep a hold of very little of my knit work. Most of it ends up going to others.

Tom Hart's picture

Simple and elegant. Beautiful application of the craft, Mark. Who could not be impressed by receiving something personally made (and so perfectly) by the giver? The red that i-cord? And if it is, do you know why they call it i-cord? I-cord, to me, sounds like something made by Apple...

Bill's picture

Elizabeth Zimmerman called it Idiot Cord. ( I think)

michaelpthompson's picture

That's cool. I made some of those for Christmas presents, but they weren't that nice.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

Mnjack's picture

What a great gift and a very nice job. Where did you find the pattern ?

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work, Mark. And very thoughtful, too. I hope your friend enjoys it very much.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

sundazzed's picture

Mark, Looks great, love the colors. What a thoughtful, personalized present for a friend!!