cable knitting patternsFirst of all, before you start to knit – choose the pattern for your yarn and make a swatch. I know, I’m sorry. There’s so many different vases (and candles) so I can’t give you one pattern to fit all, but I’ll tell you how to use these patterns on any vase (and you have to knit it once)

So, you have your swatch – measure one pattern repeat. Now measure the circumference of your vase. How many pattern repeats you’ll have to make to fit the vase measurements? – This will give you your cast on count.

For example – my vase is 30 cm and my one pattern repeat is 4 cm. My pattern repeat will fit 7 times BUT I need some more, so I add one more pattern repeat. So – my pattern repeat is 12 stitches 8 times = 96 stitches.

Does it make sense?

Here’s the thing – next time what I would do differently is I would use thicker yarn for all the patterns. White vase sleeve is with thinner yarn and it’s starting to curl.

 

Note! White and red vase covers are knitted from top down (or other way around), grey cover is knitted from side to side.

Oh by the way – sorry about bad pictures. It’s getting dark so soon…

 

Abbreviations:
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • 5/5CL – 5/5 cable left (5 stitches onto cable needle, hold in front, knit 5 and then knit 5 from cable needle)
  • 5/5CR – 5/5 cable right (5 stitches onto cable needle, hold at back, knit 5 and then knit 5 from cable needle)
  • 6/6CL – 6/6 cable left (6 stitches onto cable needle, hold in front, knit 6 and then knit 6 from cable needle)
  • 6/6CR – 6/6 cable right (6 stitches onto cable needle, hold at back, knit 6 and then knit 6 from cable needle)

Chart key for cable knit vase covers

Grey cover

Grey cable knit vase cover pattern

Cast on 40 stitches.

Knit cable pattern chart for vase cover

Row 1: k8, p2, k20, p2, k8;
Row 2: k10, p20, k10;
Row 3: k8, p2, 5/5CL, 5/5CR, p2, k8;
Row 4: k10, p20, k10;
Row 5: k8, p2, k20, p2, k8;
Row 6: k10, p20, k10;
Row 7: k8, p2, k20, p2, k8;
Row 8: k10, p20, k10;
Row 9: k8, p2, k20, p2, k8;
Row 10: k10, p20, k10;
Row 11: k8, p2, k20, p2, k8;
Row 12: k10, p20, k10;

White cover

Free vase cover knitting pattern with cables

Pattern repeat 12 stitches.

Cable knitting pattern chart for vase sleeve

Row 1: k10, p2;
Row 2: k2, p10;
Row 3: k10, p2;
Row 4: k2, p10;
Row 5: k10, p2;
Row 6: k2, p10;
Row 7: 5/5CR, p2;
Row 8: k2, p10;

Red cover

Candle cozy knitting pattern

Pattern repeat 22 stitches.

 

Row 1: k18, p4;
Row 2: k4, p18;
Row 3: k6, 6/6CL, p2;
Row 4: k4, p18;
Row 5: k18, p4;
Row 6: k4, p18;
Row 7: 6/6CR, k6, p2;
Row 8: k4, p18;

 

Cable chart for knit candle cozy

 

 Vase or candle sleeve free knitting pattern

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One thought on “Knit vase cover pattern (three patterns)

  • 11. February 2017 at 13:51
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    You present your instructions so very well. I have done cables but there are always fine points to learn.

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