Golf Club Covers
Yarn - 200 grams worsted weight wool yarn in main color (MC), and 25 yards worsted weight wool yarn in contrasting color (CC)
Needles - U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm) - set of four double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain proper gauge. You can use a set of five, but the stitches divide evenly onto three needles, so that's the way the pattern is written.
ALSO, U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) - two double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain proper gauge. Double pointed needles come in sets of four or five, but you only need two of this size for this project.
Blunt darning needle
Not critical, but a fairly firm gauge will help keep clubs dry on rainy days!
Make four golf club covers as follows:
With main color (MC) and size 5 double pointed needles, cast on 54 stitches. Distribute stitches so there are 18 on each of three needles, and join without twisting. Place a safety pin in the first stitch of the next row to designate the beginning of the round.
Rib Row: * Knit 3, purl 3; repeat from * around.
Repeat Rib Row until piece measures approximately 5 inches from the beginning.
Row 1: Purl 1, * Knit 3, purl 3; repeat from * around, end with knit 3, purl 2.
Move the safety pin to the first knit stitch of the round just completed.
Row 2: * Knit 3, purl 3; repeat from * around. As this round is worked, move the single purl stitch at the beginning of each double pointed needle onto the previous needle, so that the three purl stitches are kept together and the beginning of the round is always at the beginning of a needle.
Row 3-4: * Knit 3, purl 3; repeat from * around.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures approximately 11-1/2 inches from the beginning, ending with Row 4.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: * K1, k2tog; repeat from * around.
Repeat last two rows twice more (16 stitches remain).
Next row: Knit.
Last row: * K2tog; repeat from * around (8 stitches remain).
Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch tail. Using blunt darning needle, thread tail through remaining stitches, and pull tightly to close hole. Weave in ends.
Make nine i-cord knots as follows:
With CC and size 4 double pointed needles, cast on 4 stitches.
* Knit 4, slip all stitches from right hand needle back to left hand needle.
Repeat from * until knitting measures approximately 2-1/4 inches.
Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch tail. Using blunt darning needle, thread yarn through stitches and pull tightly. Tie i-cord into a loose knot. Set aside.
NOTE: If you've never made i-cord before, you need to know that before each row (except the first one), the ball of yarn will be attached to the wrong end of your knitting on the left hand needle. That's the way it should look - just pull the yarn across the wrong side of your work and start the new row.
NOTE: Instead of slipping the stitches from the right hand needle back to the left hand needle, you can just slide them to the other end of the right hand needle and then put the right hand needle into your left hand. This only works if you're using double pointed or circular needles, however.
Using blunt darning needle, attach knot(s) to the top of each golf club cover by pulling the two loose ends through on either side of a stitch and tying the two ends together tightly three or four times on the inside of the golf club cover. Trim ends to approximately 1 inch.
One wood (driver): one knot
Three wood: three knots
Five wood: five knots
This project was designed and contributed by Sarah Peasley(c) 2003
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.