Another cable knitting project today! I don’t know if it’s quite weather appropriate but it was definitely time for a new hot water bottle cover, the old one I made was totally past it’s used by date!

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This is another cable knitting project but with fairly simple cables. I used 4mm needles with 8ply yarn
This was my original sketch for the idea…

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Cast on 108 stitches.
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Then follow this row pattern:

 

k3 p2 k2 p2, 2 strand cable with 2 stitches per cable, p2 k2 p2 k2 p2, 4 strand cable with 2 stitches per cable, p2 k2 p2 k2 p2, 2 strand cable with 2 stitches per cable, p2 k2 p2 k6 p2 k2 p2, 2 strand cable with 2 stitches per cable, p2 k2 p2 k2 p2, 4 strand cable with 2 stitches per cable, p2 k2 p2 k2 p2, 2 strand cable with 2 stitches per cable, p2 k2 p2 k3.

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It looks really complicated when it’s all written like that but when you get in the rhythm, it’s quite easy because the second half is just a mirror image of the first half.

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Cable knitting is a great skill to learn but it is much easier if you have cable needles!

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Starting to come together…

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Once you have made the piece long enough to cover the main part of the water bottle switch to k2 p2 for the top area.

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This is the change between the cabling and the ribbing at the top.

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Continue the ribbing so it is at least twice as long as the top part of the water bottle then cast off. It should be something long these lines:

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You can see the two strand and 4 strand cables here:

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Now fold it in half and stitch up the side and bottom.

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Yay finished!

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It looks so pretty and comfy and warm!

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Perfect for when it’s a bit colder! I love cable knitting so much, it makes me so happy to look at for some reason haha!

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Let me know if you give it a try!