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Wine Bottle Sweater Pattern and Video Tutorial

This Wine Bottle Sweater makes for the perfect hostess gifts at all of your upcoming holiday parties!  Follow along with my free written pattern and video tutorial and make your sweater right along with me.

Wine Bottle Sweater - Free knit pattern by Just Be Crafty

Hello and welcome back to my blog!  Today I am sharing an old blog favorite with refreshed photos and an all new video tutorial!  I thought it would be fun to re-share this pattern just in time for the holidays.  You can see the old post here.

Wine Bottle Sweater - Free knit pattern by Just Be Crafty

This wine bottle sweater makes for the perfect hostess gift at your next holiday party.  One of my favorite parts about this project is that it knits up pretty quick and like a lot of my projects they look much more complicated than what they really are!

I make a step by step video tutorial so that you can follow along and make your wine bottle sweater right along with me!  To make one for yourself, keep on reading below!

Wine Bottle Sweater Video Tutorial

The Wine Bottle Sweater Video Tutorial is geared for intermediate knitters and higher and assumes you already know the following skills:

  • Casting on
  • knit stitch
  • purl stitch
  • Binding off

Once you’ve masters the above skills, I’m confident you can tackle this pattern!

Below you’ll find both left and right handed tutorials!

Right Handed:

Left Handed:


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Materials

Key

  • co – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • kfb – knit in the front and back loops
  • C8R – 8 stitch right cable

PATTERN NOTE: “C8R” means 8 stitch cable to the right.  To do this, move 4 stitches onto your stitch holder and put behind your working needles, knit 4 and then knit the 4 stitches off of the stitch holder.

[Bottom]

Co 8 st on 4 dpn with 2 stitches per needle (making sure you have  not twisted your stitches)

Round 1:  kfb in every stitch (16)

Round 2: knit in every stitch

Round 3: *kfb, k1; repeat from * to end of round (24)

Round 4: knit in every stitch

Round 5: *kfb, k2; repeat from * to end of round (32)

Round 6: knit in every stitch

Round 7: *kfb, k3; repeat from * to end of round (40)

Round 8: knit in every stitch

Round 9: *kfb, k4; repeat from * to end of round (48)

Round 10: knit in every stitch

Round 11: *kfb, k5; repeat from * to end of round (56)

Round 12: knit in every stitch

[Body]

Round 13: *k1, p2, C8R, p2, k1, repeat from *3 more times

Round 14: *k1, p2, k8, p2, k1, repeat from * 3 more times

Round 15-19: repeat Round 14

Repeat Rounds 13-19 until entire piece measures 10 ½ inches or desired length for your wine bottle

[Collar]

For the collar, work back and forth in rows by knitting all the way across the row and turning the work once you get to the last stitch.  Then, knit your way back.

Row 1: turn work and k1, p1 to end of row, turn work

Row 2: k1, p1

Keep repeating k1, p1 until ribbed collar measures 2 ½ inches

Wine Bottle Sweater_Free knitting pattern by Just Be Crafty

Bind off in 1×1 ribbing and weave in loose ends.

Wine Bottle Sweater - Free knit pattern by Just Be Crafty

Using photos a guide for placement, stitch on three buttons using embroidery floss and sewing needle.

Wine Bottle Sweater - Free knit pattern by Just Be Crafty

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13 Comments

    1. Hi Alice! Thank you for your comment! I do not currently have a crochet version, but will definitely consider making one in the near future.

  1. The “thing amabob” you are using “instead” of a cable needle is an actual cable needle ?
    They were the first ones I used before buying the “clover” ones.
    They sell them on Amazon.
    I’ll definitely be making this pattern. I love working with dpn and I make my own wine ?

    1. OMG thank YOU, that’s probably why it worked so well LOL :D! And so fun that you make your own wine. That’s definitely on my list of things to DIY someday. Happy knitting to you!

  2. Is the 9 1/2″ measurement measured from where the sides (not bottom) start? so just the vertical dimension, not the round bottom?

    1. It should read 10.5 inches, and this includes the round bottom. (I am making that correction in the pattern now!) But you can make yours shorter or longer depending on your wine bottle or preference!

  3. Do you know about how much yarn each wine bottle sweater uses? I love this pattern. We have a lot of wine drinkers in our family and I thought this would be perfect for each one of them.

    1. Hi Stephanie! I estimate the sweaters take about 160 – 170 yards of 4-medium weight yarn (ex. Red Heart Super Saver, Big Twist Sincerely, Big Twist Value, etc.)

  4. Hi!! I was wondering if this pattern was stretchy enough to accommodate a wider bottle like a champagne bottle or if you had any suggestions on how to adjust the pattern to fit a champagne bottle.
    Also would a 5 weight yarn still be suitable for the needles and pattern?

    1. Hi Dani! Though I haven’t tried it, the pattern as is could most likely stretch to fit a champagne bottle. If you fear it might be too tight, you could try using a larger set of knitting needles. Regarding 5-weight yarn, it’s hard to say because yarns within a certain weight category could be very different. If your 5-weight yarn is closer to a 4-weight I think it would work well (though you would probably need to size up your needles to a 7) but if it’s closer to a 6-weight I think it would end up too big.

      When making the circle at the bottom, you can keep increasing until your circle is the same size as the bottom of the wine bottle, but you’ll just have to take into account the added or subtracted stitches once you get to the body portion… if that makes sense :).

  5. Great pattern. Digging out my dpn’s and hope to get one done for Christmas…. my son-in-law is a devoted “wino”… in a good way!

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