Golf club covers protect the club heads from scratching and add a colourful and whimsical note to the golf bag. These covers are socks for the clubs, and are made much like socks, without the turned heel. Choose a soft yarn that washes easily. Each club cover only requires a few ounces of yarn. These covers make a thoughtful gift for the golfer in your life, or to adorn your own clubs.
Using two needles, cast on 60 stitches. Divide the stitches onto three needles, 20 stitches per needle. Slide a stitch marker onto the right hand needle, then join stitches to form a circle. Be careful not to twist the stitches.
Work in a knit 1, purl 1 ribbing, every row until the piece measures 5 1/2 inches long.
Knit two, increase one. To increase, knit in the back of the next stitch, but leave the stitch on the left hand needle. Then knit in the front of the stitch and slip the stitch off the needle. Repeat this pattern all the way across.
Knit the next row. Continue knitting every stitch all the way around until the piece measures 11 inches.
Knit 2, knit 2 together, all the way around.
Knit the next row. Repeat these last two rows two more times.
Knit two together all the way around.
Cut the yarn, leaving an 8 to 10-inch tail. Thread this tail onto the darning needle. Slip all the remaining stitches from the knitting needle to the darning needle and onto the yarn.
Pull the thread to gather all the stitches. Bring the needle to the wrong side of the work (inside of the club cover) and take a couple of tacking stitches to hold the gathers in place. Bring the needle back out to the right side of the cover.
Sew the pom to the top of the club cover with the rest of the yarn in the darning needle.
Repeat the increase row (Step 3) one more time if you need to make a cover for an especially large club. Use self-striping yarn or a patterned yarn to make a patterned or striped club cover.