Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wine Socks

I made a ruffly bottle sleeve a few years ago and I love it!  I use it all the time.
It works great to catch the little drips that run down the bottle and can leave a ring on the counter.

Since it works so well, I wanted to make more.  I have some yarn left over sock yarn from my 
Zion hat.  It's the perfect color for catching drips of dark wine without worrying about stains.
So, I knitted one up.  Then, my daughter liked it so much that she asked for one.
It was fun and quick and the colors are perfect for someone else I know.
So, I now have three...


I decided to leave the ruffle off of these.
I like how they look with their cute little stripes.


I used size one double point needles and cast on 32.  I divided them onto four needles with eight stitches on each.  Then, I simply did a knit three, purl one rib for about 26 rows or about two inches and bound off in the same rib stitching.  I tucked in the ends and...voila...cute little wine socks!  

I was a bit short on wine.  So, I just HAD to buy a few bottles for the photo shoot! ;-)

Cheers!

13 comments:

Cindie said...

I love these! Is the yarn you used a sock weight yarn? Just taking a guess since you're using size 1 needles. I might just have to make some of these for friends.

Acorn to Oak said...

Yup...it's sock weight yarn. Thanks for letting me know that I left that out of the post. I went back and updated it. Happy knitting! :-)

Cindie said...

Thanks! I'm definitely going to make some - great project to carry with me to work on here and there.

judith said...

LOVE those!

Susan said...

Oh, yes! I am going to steal this idea this Christmas - it's the perfect gift for those who have everything! Do you think (in your spare time, haha) that you could whip up a ruffled one to show us? With pattern directions? Pretty please?

Lenora said...

These are cute - my man might actually use such a thing. Personally, I liked your ruffle version. Those would be great for girls night or a bridal shower. . .

Quinn said...

What a neat idea - thanks for posting the directions!

KarenB said...

Okay, I'm not competing with you any more. You win. :-)

Roxie said...

Really clever! Are they a wool blend? I have som cotton fingering yarn. A 2/2 rib would probably lend enough stretch to the in-elastic fiber . . .

You want these clearly labeled though. If you bring them to a bridal shower , some naughty people might think they are little Peter Parkas or Willie Warmers.

Benita said...

These are so cute!!!

111 LaLa Lane said...

Your wine socks are just adorable. Never thought of anything like that before. Just wanted to say thanks for dropping by for a visit. I know what you mean about exercising in the heat, but it's either get used to it or don't do it...for me anyway. So, I go out very early...sometimes before daylight and get 'er done. Oh by the way, I love the smell of rain also. And we have been getting our fair share. Have a great weekend and come back for a visit soon.

Joy Hall said...

What a clever idea! And totally understandable that you needed more props!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great idea!! I could use one for my balsamic vinegar, it is always running and staining the counter!

Carol