Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Halloween Wine Cosy (A Tarantula Tipple)

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Red wine .. or something else?
If you are heading to a Halloween party or dinner and feel like taking a bottle of wine, then this extremely simple wine cosy will ensure that there will be plenty of conversation around the dinner table.

Pattern

Using size 4 DPN's and black 8ply (no need to be too fussy about the yarn you use here), cast on 40 stitches and distribute evenly.
Set up a K2,P2 ribbing and continue for 7-8cm's.

On the next row, increase between each K2 using the M1 increase.  (This is where you K1, using your right needle lift up the bar between the stitches and slip it onto the left hand needle.  Then you knit into the back of the bar that you have just lifted.  Knitting into the back of the stitch ensures that it is not loose).

Continue in stocking stitch until you are 1cm less that your bottle length and then decrease at each end of each needle until 4 or 5 stitches remain on each needle.  Using a wool needle, thread the wool through the remaining stitches and secure.

The Cosy is finished.

Using a hot glue gun, apply any grotesque, revolting or creepy looking insect or body part.  I used cotton filler for the cobweb effect.

Another Halloween Cosy Idea


Happy knitting and happy Halloween.

Louise.

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