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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: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Video

 

Techniques:

Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit in the Round, Magic Loop Method

Knit & Purl Stitches

Lace Stitches

Decrease Stitches

 

Materials: 

Yarn Weight: Worsted

Yardage: 50 – 75 yards {46 – 68 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks, Dishie

Sling Needle Size: US 7 {4.5mm} Circular Needles with a 24″ {60cm} Cable

Strap Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles

Extras: Stitch Marker

 

Details:

Measurements, 16.9oz: 4″ wide x 6″ {10cm x 15cm}, without strap

Measurements, 24oz: x 4″ wide x 8″ {10cm x 20cm}, without strap

 

Notes:

Not reversible.

Knit top down.

Knit in the round with a circular needle.

When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

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.}

 

Video: Blissful Water Bottle Sling

 

Sling Pattern, Knit in the Round, Magic Loop Method:

Using size US 7 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.

 

Round 37: *K*

Round 38: *P*

Round 39-40: *K*

 

Decrease for the bottom:

Round 41: *K5, K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 24 STS remaining}

Round 42: *K4, K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 20 STS remaining}

Round 43: *K3, K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 16 STS remaining}

Round 44: *K2, K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 12 STS remaining}

Round 45: *K1, K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 8 STS remaining}

Round 46: *K2TOG* {decrease 4 STS, 4 STS remaining}

 

End:

Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” {25 cm} tail, pull it through the remaining STS, push through the center hole to the inside and then weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.

 

Strap Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Using size US 11 needles

CO 7 STS {or any odd number of STS}

Every row: *K1, P1* K1 {seed stitch}

 

Repeat until desired length, 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” {122cm} long, after wearing.}

 

Seam the straps onto the sling, be careful not to twist the strap. :)

 

Sling Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Row 1 = RS

Using size US 7 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.

 

Rows 37-39: *K*

 

Decrease for the bottom:

Row 40: *WYIF S1PW, P1, PSSO, P5* P1

Row 41: K1 *K4, K2TOG*

Row 42: *WYIF S1PW, P1, PSSO, P3* P1

Row 43: K1 *K2, K2TOG*

Row 44: *WYIF S1PW, P1, PSSO, P1* P1

Row 45: K1 *K2TOG*

 

Sew the edges together and weave in ends.

 

Strap Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Using size US 11 needles

CO 7 STS {or any odd number of STS}  

Every row: *K1, P1* K1 {seed stitch}

 

Repeat until desired length, 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” {122cm} long, after wearing.}

 

Seam the straps onto the sling, be careful not to twist the strap :)

 

Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

KITR – knit in the round

MLM – magic loop method

P2TOG – purl 2 stitches together

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

PM – place marker

S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise

STS – stitches

WYIF – with yarn in front

YO – yarn over

 

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{FREE} Water Bottle Sling Knitting Pattern : Blissful

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