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{FREE} BLISSFUL : Water Bottle Sling Knitting Pattern

Knit Water Bottle Sling with Hydro Flask
I received this message “I love your style and have a request pattern… I have been seeing a lot of cute crocheted water bottle slings, but not so cute knit ones. I would like to make a cute knit sling strong enough to hold a Hydro Flask. Watcha think?”

{I love it when y’all make requests!}

My response “That’s a brilliant idea! And right up my alley! I love it! I have a couple of lace knit stitches to try and see if they’ll work. I’ll see if I can finish one in the next couple of weeks.”
I’ve seen lots of water bottle sling patterns, but hadn’t thought about designing my own because I don’t use one. {I didn’t know what I was missing!} I didn’t pay close enough attention to notice that the majority of them were crocheted and I could offer a knitted version, or 10.

I feel like I’ve been remiss and I would like to apologize, “I’m so sorry I didn’t design one before now.” To make up for it I have another design on my needles now :)

When I was finished with this sling and put it on… I was in love. This is so my style, comfortable and practical. I’ve been totally missing out! There’s a reason why these things are so popular and now I think everyone needs one!

This was a fun quick knit and rewarding, which makes it perfect in my book.

These would make great teacher gifts or if you have a lot of time, and cotton, on your hands you could make one for each kid in the class for field trips.

About:

  • Available Sizes: Two
  • Size: 16.9oz water bottle & 24oz Hydro Flask
  • Pattern Format: Two Written Patterns, No Charts
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly
  • Bonus: Checklist, Video

Techniques:

  • Knit in the Round
  • Magic Loop Method
  • Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Materials:

  • Yarn Weight: Worsted
  • Yardage: 50 – 60 yards {46 – 55 meters}
  • Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks Dishie {Cotton} in Azure
  • Needle Size: US 7 {4.5mm} Knitting Needles with a 24″ {60cm} Cable
  • Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles

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Details:

  • Measurements: {24oz} 8” x 4″ {20cm x 10cm} {Without Strap}
  • Measurements: {16.9oz} 6” x 4″ {15cm x 10cm} {Without Strap}

Notes:

  • Knit from the top down
  • You can try it on the water bottle as you go.
  • I knit mine a little smaller than the bottle because it stretches when you wear it.
  • Pick a soft yarn because it rubs on your neck {I like the Dishie yarn, it’s soft & comfortable to wear, no this isn’t sponsored, it’s just my opinion.}

Version #1 Sling Pattern, Knit in the Round, Magic Loop Method:

The only difference between the 16.9oz version and the 24oz version is the height. You’ll CO the same number of STS for both, repeat 1 – 6 fewer times for the 16.9oz version, everything else is the same.

  • Using size US 7 {4.5mm} needles
  • CO 28 STS, Split 14 STS on each needle, PM {optional}, join in the round
  • Rounds 1, 3, 5: *K*
  • Rounds 2, 4: *P*
  • Round 6: *K2TOG, YO*
  • *16.9 oz : Repeat rounds 1-6, 5 more times, for a total of 6 times.
  • *24 oz : Repeat rounds 1-6, 8 more times, for a total of 9 times.
  • Next round: *K*
  • Next round: *P*
  • Next round: *K*
  • Decrease for the Bottom:
  • Next round: *K5, K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 24 STS remaining}
  • Next round: *K4, K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 20 STS remaining}
  • Next round: *K3, K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 16 STS remaining}
  • Next round: *K2, K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 12 STS remaining}
  • Next round: *K1, K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 8 STS remaining}
  • Next round: *K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 4 STS remaining}
  • Do not bind-off. Leave a tail, about 8″, and pull it through the remaining STS. Pull tight and push through the center hole to the inside and weave in the ends.

Strap Pattern, Knit flat:

  • Using size US 11 {8mm} needles
  • CO 7 STS {or any odd number of STS}
  • Every row: *K1, P1* K1 {seed stitch}
  • Repeat until desired length and then bind-off, keep in mind that it’ll stretch a couple of inches when wearing with the weight of a water bottle. {Mine ended up being 48” long, after wearing.}
  • Seam the straps onto the sling, be careful not to twist the strap. :)

Version #2 Sling Pattern, Knit Flat:

  • Row 1 = RS
  • Using size US 7 {4.5mm} needles
  • CO 29 STS
  • Rows 1-5: *K*
  • Row 6: *P2TOG, YO* P1
  • *16.9 oz : Repeat rounds 1-6, 5 more times, for a total of 6 times.
  • *24 oz : Repeat rounds 1-6, 8 more times, for a total of 9 times.
  • Next 3 rows: *K*
  • Decrease for the Bottom:
  • Next row: *WYIF S1PW, P1, PSSO, P5* P1
  • Next row: K1 *K4, K2TOG*
  • Next row: *WYIF S1PW, P1, PSSO, P3* P1
  • Next row: K1 *K2, K2TOG*
  • Next row: *WYIF S1PW, P1, PSSO, P1* P1
  • Next row: K1 *K2TOG*
  • Seam the sides together.

Strap Pattern, Knit flat:

  • Using size US 11 {8mm} needles
  • CO 7 STS {or any odd number of STS}
  • Every row: *K1, P1* K1 {seed stitch}
  • Repeat until desired length and then bind-off, keep in mind that it’ll stretch a couple of inches when wearing with the weight of a water bottle. {Mine ended up being 48” long, after wearing.}
  • Seam the straps onto the sling, be careful not to twist the strap. :)

Abbreviations:

  • * – * – repeat pattern
  • BO – bind-off in pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • P2TOG – purl 2 stitches together
  • PM – place marker
  • PSSO – pass slipped stitch over
  • S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
  • STS – stitches
  • WYIF – with yarn in front
  • YO – yarn over
Multiple Photos of a Knitted Water Bottle Sling
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