A fair isle hot water bottle cover, based on a traditional Norwegian sweater design.
PDF knitting pattern
This pattern is suitable for intermediate to advanced knitters, familiar with fair isle and knitting in the round.
Please see our photo-tutorial for ‘three needle bind-off’ technique.
The pattern now includes a new, bonus chart featuring another traditional Nordic motif, ‘Selburose’.
To fit standard hot water bottle, measuring approx. 20 x 30 cm including spout.
- It’s a Stitch Up Awesome Aran
- Cascade 220
- or any light aran or worsted weight wool or wool blend
Use our hand-dyed Awesome Aran 3 x 100g skein Nordic pack, for the traditional blue, red and white colour scheme.
Main colour 1: 80 metres (90 yards) (upper and lower section)
Main colour 2: 80 meters (90 yarns) (central band)
Contrast colour: 100 meters (110 yards) (contrast colour work, button band and neck)
3 x 100g skeins of Cascade 220 will make two hot water bottle covers.
Needles & equipment
- 4 mm circular needle
- 5 mm circular needle
- Ruler or measuring tape
- 4 x 16 mm (5/8 inch) buttons
- 4 small anchor buttons (optional)
Blocked tension (gauge)
22 stitches and 25 rows over 10 cm (4 inches) in stocking (stockingette) stitch fairisle pattern on 5 mm needles.
Read about the Marius story at www.marius.no. The original Marius® © motif was designed by Unn Søiland in Norway in 1953, and it is protected by copyright.