mercerized cotton

scottly's picture

I have been such a knitting slug lately this is all I've accomplished in weeks maybe months.

I've sock and lace on the needles and a sweater vest that just need to be assembled and finished off but it's summer and I want to be outside in the garden with a cool glass of something wrapped in my nifty new coozies. These took no time at all in a nice mercerized cotton I had that was too thick for socks and when I bought it the LYS lady said it wouldn't block well for lace. Its been off and on the glasses for days now and it seems to me that it would block just fine. So has anyone blocked mercerized cotton? Does it block OK or not?

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chipsir's picture

These are great....is that

These are great....is that Gin & Tonic I see in the glasses ????? :-)

scottly's picture

My drinking days are long

My drinking days are long gone - the most potent beverage I consume these days is lemonade with club soda.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That sounds like a nice

That sounds like a nice refreshing drink. I'd probably use seltzer water, though, as I feel club soda is too saline. Those are nice cozies...reminding me of the ones that my relatives used to use with their spun aluminum tea glasses.

scottly's picture

Selzer is what I use - from

Selzer is what I use - from my SodaStream. I thought club soda and seltzer were the same but your right sodium is added to club soda, I had to look it up. It is a refreshing drink!

KenInMaine's picture

These are very cool! Its this

These are very cool! Its this a pattern you found or something you came up with on your own?

scottly's picture

These were improvised but

These were improvised but very simalar patterns can be found in Knitting With Balls and I'm sure other sources.

ILHIKER's picture

Very cool, Scott. I may just

Very cool, Scott. I may just copy your pattern and make a few of those. Thanks for the inspiration! What kind of cast on did you do? Are the bottoms solid?
Mark

scottly's picture

Thanks! They were knit bottom

Thanks! They were knit bottom up so, yes, the bottoms are solid. Cast on 8st long tail method, divide between 4 dpns, connect, knit one row than increase by 2 sts each dpn (8 sts ea row) every other row until desired diameter is reached keeping in mind the number stitchs required to create your chosen pattern.

ILHIKER's picture

Thanks! That sounds like

Thanks! That sounds like something I can do.

michaelpthompson's picture

I love those! Wonder if

I love those! Wonder if they'd work as well on tapered Guinness glasses.

scottly's picture

I have made simalar coozies

I have made simalar coozies for tapered glasses and as long as the humidity is up and the glass is sweating enough the cohesion will keep them on but it the air is dry they easily slip off if you're not careful. Try it - it's a great project for leftovers. Any yarn will do. I used some leftover hand painted wool once and it got all felty after awhile but still looked totally cool and worked great.

michaelpthompson's picture

I might try to make them

I might try to make them tapered. I'm always trying something off the wall like that anyway. But if I do the cast on and increase the way you say, and just get to the diameter of the bottom of the glass, then do another set of increases farther up, it just might work. Probably need to make them fairly snug, we don't have a lot of humidity in Colorado. :-)

Bill's picture

I don't think cotton really

I don't think cotton really blocks...but maybe you could "shrink-to-fit"...sort of like letting your levis dry on your body....

Crafty Andy's picture

Nice still to have such

Nice still to have such cozies. Good job! No pornographic Ice I see

michaelpthompson's picture

I remember a fellow showing

I remember a fellow showing me photos of iced drinks in magazine adverts and claiming there were pornographic images in them, but I couldn't see it. Of course, I can't see those 3D images where you let your eyes go out of focus either.

scottly's picture

Pornograpic ice, hmm .... my

Pornograpic ice, hmm .... my imagination is working overtime. ;-)