Knitting for beginners lesson two: a stripy hot water bottle cover

Sharing my knitting for beginner’s series with LoveKnitting last week was a dream come true – my tutorial, on LoveKnitting? Wow, mega good feeling! I’ve loved all the kind words I’ve had from bloggers, knitters and those wanting to pick up the craft and a big welcome to my new readers. More than anything I want to show people how much fun knitting can be and how quickly you can pick up the basics and knit items you’ll be proud of.

Today, over on LoveKnitting, I’m sharing a tutorial for a stripy hot water bottle cover – adding colour to your knitting. This pattern is made up of garter stitch only, the first stitch any new knitter should get started with.


Knitting for beginners - a stripy hot water bottle cover - This Little Space of Mine


What you’ll learn from lesson two of knitting for beginners:
  • Working with multiple colours
  • Increasing and decreasing stitches
  • Sewing pieces together
  • Adding buttons
You’ll need:



Knitting for beginners - a stripy hot water bottle cover - This Little Space of Mine



Head on over to LoveKnitting now for my full tutorial – including a step by step guide, lots of photos and lots more!



Knitting for beginners - a stripy hot water bottle cover - This Little Space of Mine



I’ll be back next week with the third tutorial – another item to keep you warm (hint hint). As always, If you have any knitting questions feel free to drop me an email.

Happy knitting!


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2 Comments on Knitting for beginners lesson two: a stripy hot water bottle cover

  1. Kate ~ Beak Up Crafts
    23/01/2015 at 9:44 pm (3 years ago)

    This is awesome! And well done for getting featured – that’s brilliant news! x

    • Leanne Beale
      24/01/2015 at 9:12 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Kate. 🙂 x