A lovely, striking and simple pattern which can be worked up in a couple of hours. An excellent pattern for a beginner. Good practice for cables and knitting in the round. The Cable Hot Water Bottle Cover is knitted in the round and the bottom is seamed. Could be knitted flat and then seamed. The pattern is both written and charted. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cables Knitting in the round GAUGE 5 sts x 6 rows = 1 inch.