Ok, for all those folks that have never hauled a full five gallon bucket of water or feed, this might seem like a odd thing to have made but for those that have, just picture it, extra padding, warm, no freezing metal and a bigger handle.
How to make your Knitted Bucket Handle Cover
If you can knit, you can make this, I wanted it thick, so I used two strands of different color to add extra strength and weight.
Cast on 15 wide, you can knit it as tight as you want but don’t choose to big of needles, you want it to be solid, I just checked it on the handle to get the length when, I made it big enough of a good amount of overlap, then I just took a knitting finishing needle, put it though and I stitched it up and down twice and did a big thick tie off, that is the bottom part..
This project is a quick and easy. It could be a great little idea for the younger just learning to knit members of your household.
What a difference it made in the morning hauling chores, I am going to make enough for all our regular buckets, if and when you need to replace it, just cut off and make a new one.
Update: I have now used these for many years, I have found they make on average 2 to 3 winters before needing to be replaced.. if used for hauling water.. if used in the croft in the dry goods, I have some that are 5 years old and going strong!