Netball season is nearly upon us so it’s perfect timing that I’ve finished knitting another water bottle holder.
This is a free pattern available on Ravelry called “Bishi” and is designed by the very lovely Georgie from Tikki Knits. This is the 3rd one I’ve made and is actually a replacement of this purple one I knitted back in 2014 that was sadly lost at the supermarket.
This pattern is such a great idea. Gone are the days of me having to carry the kids water bottles around for them, now they can carry it themselves. My kids drink a lot of water so we always try and take a couple of bottles out with us as they’re sure to ask for a drink if we don’t bring one!
I purchased a short 30cm Addi knitting needle in a 4.5mm to do the small circumference knitting. I felt that double pointed needles were a bit dangerous for knitting in the car and I actually prefer knitting with the small sized knitting needles and often use them for kids sleeves etc. If you’d like to know a bit more about small circumference knitting Georgie actually wrote a great blog post about it which you can read over at her blog here.
It only took one ball of Debbie Bliss cotton DK in green and I knitted the whole thing on my travels to Melbourne a couple of weeks ago.
The strap is a much better length this time as we did as the pattern instructed and properly measured the finished length by placing a full water bottle inside the holder to measure where it would sit.
Now that I have the right size small knitting needles I probably make a few more of these as its a really easy pattern to make and best of all it’s quick! Have you tried it yet? Would your kids use one of these?