A few days ago, a poster in punk_knitters (fred_chan) replied to a request for pattern ideas made with cotton. She explained that she went to make Knitty's Wine Holder but didn't use the right gauge and accidently made a beer bottle holder. Well, I loved it and made my own! Thank you to fred_chan for the idea.
Pattern: Knitty's Winecozyhttp://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTwinecozy.html
change idea from fred_chan:http://fred-chan.livejournal.com/467481.html
Yarn: Sugar n Cream 100% cotton
color: Playtime, top is some leftover orange Sugar n Cream.
I used about 3/4 of a skein for this bottle holder.
Needles: Size 4 straights
Modifications/tips: Using the smaller needles with this yarn gave me the perfect sizing. I got 4.5 st/inch gauge. I skipped the part about crocheting on the cast on edge because the edge looked fine to me, and I didn't go that whole twisted yarn bit for the tie- I just did a sc chain until it was long enough. Also, when you go to pick up the row 6 rows down to form the ridge, OMG you MUST run a piece of contrasting yarn through the row first or you will not be able to figure out which stitches to grab. Once that yarn is run, it's easy as pie and you can pull it out at the end of the row.
I live in south FL, so we drink a lot of Coronas, Smirnoff Ice, and regular beer. I am sick to death of having bottles that sweat all over my hands, the table, the works. I have a feeling this is going to work out GREAT. Thanks for looking!( Collapse )