Keeping Your Drinks Cozy:
It may not seem very practical to knit a cozy for beverages that are meant to be cold, such as those adult beverages that often come in bottles and cans (or soda, for that matter), but a knit bottle cozy is insulating rather than exclusively warming, and it can help keep some condensation off your hands as you drink on hot days.
This quick and easy pattern was designed to fit a glass bottle, but it works pretty well on a can, too -- you just might want to knit it a little shorter to leave a bit more bare space for sipping.
- About 24 yards of a medium weight wool blend or cotton blend yarn (I used SWTC Karaoke)
- set of 4 size 6 US double pointed knitting needles
- scissors and yarn needle
20 stitches and 28 rows per 4 inches (5 stitches and 7 rows per inch) in Stockinette Stitch in the round. Gauge is not critical but should be pretty close in order to snugly fit bottle or can.
Finished cozy is 4 inches tall and about 7 inches around unstretched. To fit a standard can or bottle.
- Cast on 34 stitches. Divide onto 3 double pointed needles and join in round. Place a stitch marker if desired to mark end of round.
- Knit for 4 inches, or 3.5 inches for a can cozy.
- Bind off loosely. Cut yarn and weave in ends.