I’ve been thinking a lot lately about quick knitting projects that you can add to a purchased gift for the holidays. And one of the easiest of those is buying a great bottle of wine (or, heck, olive oil) and presenting it in a knit gift bag/bottle cozy.
There are a ton of fun patterns for these sorts of projects (for starters check out my simple wine bottle cozy in self-striping yarn and the Chic cozy in a yarn with pompoms as part of the fiber). You can probably find a suitable project for yarn you already have in your stash, so there’s no excuse not to whip one of these up for a Christmas present or a hostess gift.
Here are a few more patterns for you to check out:
Red Heart has the Wrap Your Bottle Cozy, worked mostly in stockinette stitch in the round for a super-quick project; and the Striped Bottle Cozy, which is the same pattern but worked in stripes for stash busting.
Tara’s Knits has a fun Swirled Wine Bottle Cozy, which uses a shifting rib pattern for interesting texture. I particularly like this one because I have some of that exact yarn, even the same colorway, and it only takes a skein.
Samantha Rogers has a basic Felted Wine Cozy as a free Ravelry download. Hers is worked with two colors, but you could always stripe or do a solid one depending on the wool you have available. The Harry Wine Bottle Tote is another Raverly download and another felted project, this time with handles to make carrying even easier.
The Knit Wine Bottle Sweater from JustBCrafty is super cute because it looks like a little sweater, complete with cables and sewn on buttons (which are nonfunctional and you could skip if you’re in a hurry).
The Scroll Wine Cozy by Joanna Roye shows that an easy stitch pattern makes a cozy look that much fancier.
Speaking of fancy, the cozy patterns from DROPS are like little Scandinavian sweaters and truly are a gift themselves.
And since it’s Christmas, who can resist Hilary Carr’s Santa Bottle Cozy, complete with a wee hat?
By Sarah White