Everyday Jar Covers

Oct 28, 2009
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Knitted and embroidered jar cozies feature colorwork in three motifs—leaves, stones, and flowers. Use these cozies to cover recycled jam jars, tea bottles, and more.

Designer Deborah Helmke
Finished Size Stones Pattern: 10½" circumference and 5" tall; Leaves Pattern: 9" circumference and 9" tall; Flower Pattern: 10¾" circumference and 7½" tall.
Yarn Harrisville Designs New England Shetland (100% wool; 217 yd [200 m]/50 g): #38 teak (A), #14 woodsmoke (B), #8 hemlock (C), #7 tundra (D), and #40 topaz (E), 1 skein each will make several covers, depending on size. Harrisville Designs Orchid (25% mohair, 70% wool, 5% cashmere; 240 yd [221 m]/100 g): #243 juniper (F), #249 golden curry (G), and #252 aztec red (H), small amount each for embroidery.
Needles Size 3 (3.25mm): straight. Size 2 (3 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Markers (m);
• tapestry needle.
Gauge 28 sts and 40 rows = 4" in St st and charted patt.


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