Saturday, 28 November 2015

How to Knit a Whisky Flask Sleeve with ELMrocks

We have already had some inspiration for handmade gifts on the #CraftyChristmas takeover. Now it is time to get our knit on with Eleanor of ELMrocks who is sharing how to knit this Scandi style whisky flask sleeve. 

I always find that it's so much easier to make homemade gifts for the women in my life and I really struggle to add that personal touch to presents for the male members. I'm not saying that whiskey is just for the chaps (it's my favourite thing to drink), but I'm sure your dad, husband, brother or uncle would love hip flask made festive with this cute sleeve. And the girls'll like it too, I reckon.
You can knit this up in an evening if you're a reasonable knitter, but if it's your first foray into intarsia knitting, take your time and pay attention. This sleeve fits a standard size hip flask, approximately 10cm high and 20cm circumference.

You will need:

  • 2.75mm knitting needles
  • 3mm knitting needles
  • red and white double knitting yarn
Start by casting on 62 stitches on the 2.75mm knitting needles using the red yarn.
(K2,P2) to end
Work in rib for a further four rows
Change to white yarn and begin working from the chart in stocking stitch
When you've finished the last row of the stags' antlers, work the final white row
(P2,K2) in red to the end. Make sure that your rib is going to match the first lot of rib that you did.
Work in rib for a further four rows
Cast off
Weave in ends and sew back seam
Block if required and slip over your hip flask. Ta-dah! Your present is finished.

And there's another design over on my blog too – head over to ELMrocks to see it!

This is such a great idea for a handmade gift and thanks to Eleanor for sharing the pattern for the #CraftyBs. Don't forget to link up your handmade gift ideas to #CraftyChristmas using the tool below. 
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