Pure cashmere hot water bottle cover
Completed in April 2012

This is simply a cashmere envelope for a hot water bottle. I shaped the bottom edges like you would a sock toe. Simple yet useful.

I might knit a thin i-cord and weave it through the lacey YOs in the bottom row of rib, so you can gather it up with a bow at the bottle neck.

The yarn is 100% cashmere, DK weight, which normally would be shockingly expensive, but it's surprisingly affordable at Colourmart, the only place in the world where I can buy a kilo of cashmere without having a nervous breakdown.

The lacey rib was knit as such:

Row 1: Slip 1, k2, psso, p1
Row 2: K1, yo, k1, p1
Rows 3 and 4: K3, p1

This is a nice little rib that I often use.

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