Gift Wine Bottle Cozy
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, 1 ball
Needles: size 5 Knitpicks 40″ circular
Gauge: 5 sts/inch
Method: Magic Loop
Using long tail cast on, CO 40 sts, join and start twisted rib 1×1 as follows: *k1tlb, p1* around
Work twisted rib for 1.5″.
Next round- *yo, k2tog* around
Next round- return to twisted rib 1×1. Work until piece measures 3″.
Switch to stockinette stitch, knitting all sts around.
Work until piece measures 11.5″ from cast on edge.
Form a ridge by using left needle to pick up the purl bump of the next stitch, 5 rows below. Knit this stitch together with the next st on left needle. Repeat around the row.
Bottom shaping- *k2togtbl (knit 2 together through back loop), k2tog* repeat around
Knit next round.
Repeat last 2 rounds 2 more times. Cut yarn and draw tail through remaining sts.
Darn in all ends, make length of cord for tie at neck of bottle by either making 14″ i-cord or twisting the yarn back on itself to make a length of cord. Thread through the yo holes around the neck and tie.