Monday, July 28, 2008

Girly Beer

Girly Beer
© Mychawd

Sometimes I drink a Margaritas or a Mudslides just to have a “Girly” or “frou-frou” drink. But then there are times when I just feel like a beer but hate to be seen holding the ugly brown bottle. Since I’m making the wines cozy, why not make the beer cozy too? So here is the Girly Beer.

8.5” Circumference, 5.5” high

1 skein of Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky, 108 yards
1 set of US size 6 needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 4 stitches/inch in stockinet stitch

Pattern Abbreviations:
Sl1: Slip one stitch
M1: Make one stitch

Front of the body
Cast on 18 sts
Rows 1 & 2: work K1, P1 ribbing
Work in stockinet for 4”
Finish with a knit row, at the end of the row, M1 15 times for an additional 15 sts (33 sts)
You can use your cast on of choice but the Make one method allows for a looser edge which will be helpful later on when sewing the sleeves.
*While working the sleeves, slip the first stitch of each row to give a more finished edging to the cuffs.

Next row, Sl1, Purl all stitches, at the end of the row, cast on an additional 15 sts (48 sts)
Sl1, Knit 1 row
Sl1, Purl 1 row
Sl1, Knit 1 row
Sl1, Purl 1 row

Sleeves and Shoulders
Now work the sleeves and shoulders separately, attach a second ball as follows:
Sl1, Knit 20, place center 6 on stitch holder, attach a second ball and work the 21sts on the other side.
Work 2“ in stockinet on each side, about 10 rows, ending with purl row.
Knit across 21 sts cast on 6 stitches and connect to the other side, knit remaining 21sts
Work 4 rows stockinet stitch.
Cast off 15 sleeve stitches, purl rest of the row (33 sts)
Cast off 15 sleeve stitches, knit rest of the row (18 sts)

Back of the body
Work in stockinet for 4”
Work 2 rows of K1, P1 ribbing
Bind off.

Pick up 6 stitches on holder, then pick up 22 stitches around shoulders and back. (28sts)
Connect and knit in the round working K2, P2 ribbing for 1 ½”.
Bind off.

Sew along side seems and bottom edge of sleeves.
Embellish to make it even more girly. I added an S to the front of mine…Super Beer.


Super-D JT said...

I love the girly beer sweater! So funny, because just this morning, as my mind was weirdly wandering, I thought about how I try to drink some elegant sort of cocktail when I am out in public but what I really like is a cold beer. But there is the image "problem" presented by the beer bottle, a kind of working girl, rough hewn kind of thing. I don't drink much, but the next time I do, I am going to let the real me go free and have that beer, straight from the bottle.
The sweater is cute. For Florida bottles, or summer wear, would you consider designing a daring swimsuit? Very hot at the pool bar!

Anonymous said...

I love this . Now I can have my own cozy, instead of using one of my husbands witch always had some knid of sport team on it. Maybe one with volleyball. Thank you.