Isn’t it wonderful how knitters and crocheters can make gifts that are a bit more personal and unique than store bought?! One of my favorite ways to give bottles of wine is to dress them up a bit with a knit or crochet bottle topper. These bottle garments are perfect to have on hand for last minute invitations and get-togethers during the holiday season.
When we added Boutique Fur to our line of Red Heart yarns something told me that it would make a stunning Fur Stole for a shapely bottle of French wine or champagne (or even the local wines from here in North Carolina).
- Red Heart Boutique Fur: 1 ball 9100 Polar
- Susan Bates Knitting Needles: size 19 US (15mm)
- A rhinestone button from my stash
You really don’t need a pattern…here is what I did…
- Cast on 5 stitches.
- Knit every row until scarf measures 11” long.
- Bind off. And then use your fingers to weave in the ends.
- Position button under point of top layer; sew in place. No buttonhole needed, because button slips through the holes in the knitting.
Of course not everyone is the fur stole type. So this year I am also making these bright colored hats and scarfs for the more outdoorsy (not glam) types I’ll be visiting. Instead of the red and green yarns used in the original patterns, I chose bright solids and really like the way they turned out (and they take less time without all those color changes).
The knit Holiday Bottle Beanies pattern did not have a scarf so using Super Saver in Cherry Red here is what I did…
- Using size 4mm [US 6] needles, cast on 7 stitches.
- Knit 2 rows.
- K1, P1 rib until it is 12 inches long. (K1, P1 for row 3 and every other row; P1, K1 for row 4 and every other row)
- Knit last 2 rows.
- Bind off.
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