Wine Bottle Cozy

A wine bottle in a custom cozy

Sarah E. White

Giving a bottle of wine is a nice gesture as a housewarming present, to thank someone for letting you spend the weekend at their house or as a hostess gift, not to mention for all the holidays you might happen to be shopping for.

But the gift itself can disappear pretty quickly if all you give is a bottle. Why not whip up a few of these wine bottle cozies to have on hand as a wrap for a wine (or any bottle of similar shape) gift?

They're also great for your collection to help when transporting bottles of wine, so they don't hit together roughly.

Materials

  • One skein Plymouth Boku, or about 62 yards of your favorite medium weight wool blend or cotton yarn
  • Set of 4 size, 6 US double-pointed knitting needles
  • Scissors and yarn needle
  • The short length of ribbon or twine for tying the bottle (or make an i-cord or twisted cord)

Gauge

19 stitches and 29 rows per 4 inches (4.75 stitches and 7.25 rows per inch) in Stockinette Stitch in the round. Gauge doesn't have to be perfect but should be pretty close.

Size

Finished size is 8 inches around unstretched and 10 inches tall, not counting base. It is designed to fit a standard wine bottle.

Instructions

  1. Cast on 9 stitches. Divide onto 3 needles and join in round.
  2. Knit 1 round.
  3. Knit in the front and back of each stitch in the next round. 18 stitches.
  4. Knit 3 rounds.
  5. Knit in the front and back of each stitch. 36 stitches.
  6. Knit 6 rounds.
  7. Purl 1 round. This forms the bag's base.
  8. Knit for 8.5 inches.
  9. Next round, *knit 1, yarn over, knit 2 together. Repeat form * around.
  10. Knit at least 1 more inch and up to 3 inches to cover the neck of the wine bottle (project shown is knit for 2 inches above eyelet round.
  11. Bind off loosely. Cut yarn and weave in ends, making sure you close up any hole remaining in the base of the bag.