Haworth Hot Water Bottle Cozy

I had determined to cut back on my volunteering to do test knits. It had become a sort of addiction, hunting and beating other potential knitters at getting in on the typically short list of testers requested. Once I saw this though, I was on it like mud to a yellow rubber boot. Three testers were requested and I was number two!! The designer, Julie, was bombarded with immediate excited feedback, so I’m glad I was in the right place at the right time.


Pattern: Haworth Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Yarn: MacAusland’s Woolen Mills, Aran, (less than 1 skein)
 US 7 / 4.5mm, US 8 / 5 mm

I’ll say right out that I’m not thrilled with my yarn choice on this sweet project, because something much softer (like Cascade 220 or Berroco Vintage) would have been better than the rough and scruffy wool I used.  Still, despite that, this pattern was a joy to work up.  The design and execution is flawless.  Everything worked as it should, so I’d say I scored on getting in on the testing.

It was my first time knitting from a chart, and I gotta say I’m hooked!  I can check “conquer my fear of knitting charts” off my list of things to accomplish.

This would make a great gift for next Christmas, or as part of a care package for a cold fighting friend.


Here’s the link for the Julie’s project page on Ravelry.  The pattern is still in the testing phase but will be released shortly.

11 thoughts on “Haworth Hot Water Bottle Cozy

  1. ohhhh what a lovely pattern. What do you think of the MacAuslands?? I’ve heard its like Briggs??

  2. It really is a beautiful cozy. In my fave colour no less. Yes yes yes to charts! aren’t they awesome? I love to be able to see where you’re going with a chart. I just got a chart keeper from Knitpicks last year and it hold your chart in place with magnets. I’m using it right now for a shawl I’m making. Keep up the awesome knitting 🙂

  3. Oh, Heidi!!! Such kind praise, I’ve gone all blushing and bashful! I didn’t realize you’d posted about the Haworth pattern, so when I saw this today, I was so touched. You were my *dream* tester, so the compliments are all reversed as well, believe me. And I’m so glad I found your blog now too, so I can follow your crafty adventures!

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