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Wine tumbler koozie free knit pattern

Last Christmas one of my sisters got me one of those metal wine tumblers that are so popular right now. Though I typically don’t drink much wine (liquor is more my jam), I love using that tumbler. It fits well in my hand, keeps my drinks cold, and there’s no danger of me breaking it. However, my hand can also get a little chilly if I have an iced drink in there. So I decided it was time to solve that problem by designing a free knit pattern for a wine tumbler koozie.

The first version did not wrap around or have a bottom. That was not a well thought out plan. Wine tumblers tend to be fairly slippery. Without an anchor, it kept sliding every time I tried to use it. Plus, it was a little too loose anyway. I went back to the drawing board, reduced the number of stitches, and added a bottom. My test knitter, Beth, whipped it up quickly. And I am so happy with the result of my free knit pattern.

I did not want a bulky koozie, so I chose a DK weight yarn that I already had on hand. It was originally purchased for fingerless gloves, like my Pixie Fingerless Gloves paid knit pattern. You can get a 5% discount on Pixie, and all my products, by signing up for my free membership program. Free membership also enables you to enter the password-protected Members Area. There you can download an easily readable and printable PDF version of this free wine koozie knit pattern. Sign up using the form below to receive a welcome email that includes the member password.

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Materials Needed for Free Knit Pattern – Wine Tumbler Koozie

Approximately 30 yards of DK weight yarn. Sample was made with King Cole Riot DK in Spark. To find yarn alternatives, please visit YarnSub.com.

Size 6 double-pointed knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Yarn needle.

Scissors.

Gauge

22 sts x 30 rows on 4″ x 4″ swatch in stockinette stitch.

Finished Measurements (Flat – Not Stretched)

About 4.5″ wide at widest point.

About 2.75″ tall to beginning of bottom.

About 2.5″ diameter of bottom.

Wine Tumbler Koozie Free Knit Pattern Instructions

Using double-pointed needles, cast on 40 sts. Arrange as 13 sts each on N1 & N2, and 14 sts on N3.

Round 1: K2, P2 [K3, P3, (K2, P2) x3] x2.

Round 2: P1, K2, P2, K3, P3, (K2, P2) x3, K3, P3, (K2, P2) x2, K2, P1

Round 3: P2, K2, P2, K3, P3, (K2, P2) x3, K3, P3, (K2, P2) x2, K2.

Round 4: K1, P2, K2, P2, K3, P3, (K2, P2) x3, K3, P3, K2, P2, M1L, K2, P1, PFB, K1. (42 sts)

Round 5: (K2, P2) x2, K3, P3, (K2, P2) x3, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P3.

Round 6: P1, (K2, P2) x2, K3, P3, (K2, P2) x3, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P2.

Round 7: P2, (K2, P2) x2, K3, P3, K2, P2, M1L, K2, P1, PFB, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P1. (44 sts)

Round 8: P3, (K2, P2) x2, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3.

Round 9: K1, P3, K2, P2, M1L, K2, P1, PFB, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2, P2, K2. (46 sts)

Round 10: K2, P3, K2, P2, (K3, P3) x2, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2, P2, K1.

Round 11: K3, P3, K2, P2, (K3, P3) x2, K2, P2, K3, P3, M1L, K2, P1, PFB, K3, P3, K2, P2. (48 sts)

Round 12: P1, K3, P3, K2, P2, (K3, P3) x2, K2, P2, (K3, P3) x3, K2, P1.

Round 13: P2, K3, P3, M1L, K2, P1, PFB, (K3, P3) x2, K2, P2, (K3, P3) x3, K2. (50 sts)

Round 14: K1, P2, (K3, P3) x4, K2, P2, (K3, P3) x3, K1.

Round 15: K2, P2, (K3, P3) x4, M1L, K2, P1, PFB, (K3, P3) x3. (52 sts)

Round 16: P1, K2, P2, (K3, P3) x7, K3, P2.

Round 17: P2, M1L, K2, P1, PFB, (K3, P3) x7, K3, P1. (54 sts)

Round 18: (P3, K3) x9.

Round 19: K1, (P3, K3) x8, P3, K2.

Round 20: K2, (P3, K3) x8, P3, K1.

Round 21: (K3, P3) x6, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, (K3, P3) x2. (52 sts)

Round 22: P1, (K3, P3) x6, K2, P2, K3, P3, K3, P2.

Round 23: P2, (K3, P3) x2, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, (K3, P3) x3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K3, P1. (50 sts)

Round 24: (P3, K3) x2, P3, K2, P2, (K3, P3) x3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K3.

Round 25: K1, P3, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, K3, P3, K2, P2, (K3, P3) x3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2. (48 sts)

Round 26: K2, P3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2, P2, (K3, P3) x3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K1.

Round 27: K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, K3, P3, K2, P2, K3, P3. (46 sts)

Round 28: P1, (K3, P3, K2, P2) x4, K3, P2.

Round 29: P2, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, K2, P2, K3, P3, K2, P2, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, K2, P2, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, K2, P2, K3, P1. (40 sts)

Round 30: P1, P2tog, (K2, P2) x2, K2tog, K1, P1, P2tog, (K2, P2) x5, K2tog, K1. (36 sts)

Round 31: K1, (P2, K2) x4, P2, K2tog, P2tog, (K2, P2) x2, K2tog, P2tog, K1. (32 sts)

Round 32: (K2, P2, K2tog, P2tog) x2, K2, P2, K1, P1, K2tog, P2tog, K2, P2, K1, P1. (26 sts)

Round 33: P1, K2tog, P2tog, K1, P1, K2, P2, K1, P1, K2tog, P2tog, (K1, P1) x2, K2tog, P2tog, K1. (20 sts)

Round 34: K2tog, P2tog, K1, P1, K2tog, P2tog, (K1, P1) x2, K2tog, P2tog, K1, P1. (14 sts)

Round 35: P1, (K2tog, P2tog) x3, K1. (8 sts)

Round 36: (K2tog, P2tog) x2. (4 sts)

Cut tail, thread thru remaining sts, and pull tight. Work in ends and enjoy your next glass of wine!