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Sock Machine Water Bottle Sling-Just for the Fun of It



I mentioned in a previous post that I wanted to try a water bottle sling on the sock machine. Sock yarns are so colorful. Diamonte yarn I don’t think comes variegated. I could be wrong. However, if you don’t have a passap to use the other design you can just do ribbing like I did on this one. On the machine you can’t knit circular rib but sewing a seam up side is no big deal. Also, the fit it there because rib tends to pull in to snug up against the bottle.

This is thicker yarn than diamonte but on the sock machine it worked fine. I knitted 78 rows of 1×1 rib. Then I knitted 14 rows plain but should have only done 7 so the bottom would fit without the stockinette going up on the sides. No big deal there. Then I took out every other needle on the sock machine and knitted two rows. Then I took the work off on double pointed needles and did another row of decreases and 2 stockinette rows and took off with bodkin and gathered. Actually, the bottom looks nicer ….but who cares. lol

I did use the passap machine for the strap. I did a cord with 7 needles on the sock machine but I like the flat cord better.

Passap Water Bottle Slings


I made three more of the water bottle slings for my Etsy store. I decided to do the strap full needle rib instead of circular and it took way less rows to knit. I knitted 300 rows for the strap full needle rib. It lays flat and it is easier to attach to the ribbing. If the handles stretch out, you can always make a knot where the loop is to shorten them. After all, we are not all the same height. :)I do have another laugh for you. I have all of my diamonte yarn in a bin. I reached in, grabbed red and made that first. I took it off the passap and thought “Gee this feels thinner, sort of like a dishrag.” Hmmmm…… looked inside the cone and no writing. Went back to the bin and found that diamonte was written inside another red cone. Knitted that and it is okay. I must have put a red Tepeyac cone in with the diamonte. So I do not recommend a thinner yarn. 🙂