Friday, December 10, 2010

Don't Let Your Wine Go Naked

All of the sudden our holiday season has gotten even more busy. A week ago, we had one party to go to. Now we have five!

I decided to dress the wine we'll be bringing as hostess gifts.

I saw something like them in the Sundance Catalog and decided I could whip up a few for my friends. I used Shepherd Sport for both of these.

Here's a quick rundown of what I did. Calling this a pattern would be too strong but you should be able to get the idea.

For the scarf, I cast on 10 stitches on size three needles. I did the first couple of rows in garter stitch. Then I switched to stockinette and worked for about 17 inches. I finished with a couple of rows in garter again before I bound off. I also worked the first and last stitch of each row in garter stitch in order to keep it from rolling too much.

For the hats, I cast on 30 stitches on size 3 DPN's. I divided them on three needles and joined for working in the round. For the one on the right, I worked in stockinette for about an inch. Then K2TOG on the first stitch of every needle until three stitches remain. Pull the working yarn through those stitches.

For the one on the left, work three rows in K1P1 rib. Switch to stockinette until the work measures about an inch. Decrease as with the first hat. When there are three stitches remaining, work 3-stitch i-cord for about 2 inches. Bind off and make a little knot in the i-cord.

It only took this very slow knitter a couple of hours to make a set. And you could get a few of them out of a single skein of yarn. And this is a much cuter outfit for the wine than a regular gift bag.


Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

So cute! Thanks for the instructions, too. :-)

Jody said...

soooo funny! What a great gift idea! Now, PLEASE instruct on how and where to find more hours in the day!!!!
many thanks!

Lorna's Laces said...

Just skip the sleeping part. You can get so much more done! ;-)

Stefanie said...

What a cute idea!

Connie said...

I made the scarf as a five stitch I-cord because the yarn with Christmas colors was sock yarn. I also made the hat a bit smaller due to the sock yarn. Very cute!

Bogie said...

Love 'em! Thanks for the great idea.