Yes, we all know it’s sweater weather, but the fun thing about being a knitter (okay, one of many) is that we can make sweaters for all sorts of things! People sweaters of course, but also dog sweaters, maybe cat sweaters, even chicken sweaters. And now…a bottle sweater!
This was my first time doing cables. I’ve resisted them for years because you know, “cables are hard” and they’re fiddly and complicated. Well, guess what, they’re not hard or complicated. They are fiddly, but gosh darn it all to heck, I LOVE how they look! No wonder people persevere with cables; they look amazing. This is a gift for a coworker, but I might need to make one for myself just for a fun winter decoration.
The pattern is Wine Bottle Sweater and I found it easy to follow. Yarn is just acrylic from the stash. This was so fast to make; I think I got it done in one day.
Love this! Would look great on a travel coffee mug or water bottle
Oooh, yeah, good idea!
Very fun! I’ve never knit a sweater for anything not person-shaped, but this would be a fun version. And cables are great! Not scary at all.
It was super easy, more like sock tube than a sweater!
Good point! And I already know I like knitting socks. 🙂
Just the job to ensure Merlot doesn’t go below room temperature 🍷
How did you know it was Merlot?? 😉
I love this! I added it to my library and I think I’ll make some to have on hand for Christmas gifts. Thank you!
Welcome to the world of cables. They are so addictive and look so fancy.
Glad to help! They’re a brilliant gift idea!
Genius! I’m the same way about cables. But once I get going and memorize the pattern then it’s ok.
Yes, and hopefully as I do them more, I’ll get more comfortable with them!
Did you use a cable needle or go without? I was feeling particularly stingy when I learned how, so I refused to spend money on a cabling needle and just went with the needle-less technique!
I got a cable needle as a gift a few years ago, so I used it. I’d be afraid of dropping stitches without something!
That’s handy! It was a bit fiddly without, but like most knitting things it was easy after a bit of practice.