Bogey, birdie, eagle, dogleg, Cinderella story, shank, slice, duck hook, snap hook, snapper, quacker, bunker, cabbage, fried egg, tin cup, deuce, flop shot, kick, bite, long iron, mulligan, up and down, Oscar Brown, pitch and run, punch shot, sandbagger, wormburner, and so many more... This ridiculous lingo used to tumble out of my father's mouth every Saturday and Sunday evening as he, with kid-like enthusiasm, regaled us with the triumphs and tribulations of his day on the golf course.

While I never took to playing, I do love the game. It's rich with history, tradition and etiquette yet accompanied by some seriously silly outfits and laughably playful jargon. My dad  remains modest in dress, but his clubs sure make up for it!

Knit with Koigu's Kersti yarn, the single stranded ribbing is flexible enough to stretch over the large headed woods, while the double stranded tops of the covers are thick and lofty enough to protect them. This 100% merino is durable, resilient and even machine washable, perfect for the most adventurous of golfers... and knitters! Go wild with stripes of Koigu's intensely saturated colors, then top your covers off with a pom-pom, tassel or I-cord loop. Cute! (Happy Father's day, Old Man!) -Laura

Materials

Gauge

4 1/2 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch, with yarn doubled on largest needles

Sizes

Five Wood Cover (Three Wood Cover, Driver Cover)

  • Finished Length: 13 (14 1/2 , 15 1/2) inches
  • Finished Circumference 8 (9, 10 1/2)  inches, at widest point

Note

This pattern is knit bottom up, using one strand of yarn for the ribbing and two strands of yarn for the head of the cover.

Pattern

All Sizes

With Contrast Color (CC) and size US #6 needles, cast on 32 (36, 40) stitches.

Place a marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.

Round 1: With the CC, k1. Change to Main Color (MC) and knit to the end of round.

Round 2: *K1, p1, repeat from * to end.

Repeat Round 2 until piece measures 1 inches from cast on edge. Change to US #5 needles and continue working on 1 x 1 rib.

When the piece measures 10 inches from cast on edge, change to size US #8 needles. Add a second strand of yarn.

Knit 3 rounds.

Five Wood

Change to CC (doubled).

Knit 2 rounds.

Increase Round: K7, make 1 right (m1R), k1, make 1 left (m1L), k16, m1R, k1, m1L, knit to end. (36 stitches)

Knit 3 rounds.

With MC (doubled), knit one round. Cut MC yarn.

Change to CC.

Knit 2 rounds

Increase Round: K8, m1R, k1, m1L, k18, m1R, k1, m1L, knit to end. (40 stitches)

Knit 3 rounds.

With MC, knit one round. 

Decrease Round 1: K2tog, (k5, ssk, k1, k2tog) three times, k5, ssk, k1. (32 stitches)

Decrease Round 2: K2tog, (k3, ssk, k1, k2tog) three times, k3, ssk, k1. (24 stitches)

Decrease Round 3: K2tog, (k1, ssk, k1, k2tog) three times, k1, ssk, k1. (16 stitches)

Decrease Round 4: K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2. (12 stitches)

Decrease Round 5: (Ssk, k1, k2tog, k1) twice. (8 stitches)

Decrease Round 6: (K2tog) 4 times. (4 stitches)

Arrange the remaining 4 stitches on to one double pointed needle. Using a second double pointed needle, work in I-cord for 3 1/2 inches. Cut yarn and pull tail through live stitches. With tapestry needle take tail through the top of the Club Cover and weave it in.

Three Wood

With CC (doubled)knit one round. Cut CC yarn.

Change to MC (doubled).

Knit 2 rounds.

Increase Round: K8, m1R, k1, m1L, k18, m1R, k1, m1L, knit to end. (40 stitches)

Knit 3 rounds.

With CC, knit one round. Cut CC yarn.

Change to MC.

Knit 2 rounds.

Increase Round: K9, m1R, k1, m1L, k20, m1R, k1, m1L, knit to end. (44 stitches)

Knit 3 rounds.

With CC, knit one round. Cut CC yarn.

Change to MC.

Knit 2 rounds.

Increase Round: K10, m1R, k1, m1L, k22, m1R, k1, m1L, knit to end. (48 stitches)

Knit 3 rounds. Cut MC yarn.

Change to CC and knit 1 round. Continue working with CC.

Decrease Round 1: K2tog, (k7, ssk, k1, k2tog) three times, k7, ssk, k1. (40 stitches)

Work Decrease Rounds 1 - 6 of the Five Wood Cover and continue to follow those directions to finish.

Driver

Change to CC (doubled).

Knit 3 rounds.

Increase Round: K9, m1R, k1, m1L, k20, m1R, k1, m1L, knit to end. (44 stitches)

Knit 6 rounds.

Increase Round: K10, m1R, k1, m1L, k22, m1R, k1, m1L, knit to end. (48 stitches)

Knit 6 rounds.

Increase Round: K11, m1R, k1, m1L, k24, m1R, k1, m1L, knit to end. (52 stitches)

Knit evenly until top measures 4 1/2 inches from ribbing. Cut CC yarn

Change to MC (doubled).

Knit one round.

Decrease Round 1: K2tog, (k8, ssk, k1, k2tog) three times, k8, ssk, k1. (44 stitches)

Decrease Round 2: K2tog, (k6, ssk, k1, k2tog) three times, k6, ssk, k1. (36 stitches)

Decrease Round 3: K2tog, (k4, ssk, k1, k2tog) three times, k4, ssk, k1. (28 stitches)

Decrease Round 4: K2tog, (k2, ssk, k1, k2tog) three times, k2, ssk, k1. (20 stitches)

Decrease Round 5: K2tog, (ssk, k1, k2tog) three times, ssk, k1. (12 stitches)

Decrease Round 6: (Ssk, k1, k2tog, k1) twice. (8 stitches)

Decrease Round 7: K2tog 4 times. (4 stitches)

With the CC color make a pom pom, as large or as small as you'd like. I used Clover's Large Pom Pom Maker to make mine. Remember to leave two long tails for attaching your pom pom to the Club Cover. Using a tapestry needle, bring the tails through the top to the inside of the Club Cover and weave them in securely.

All Sizes

Weave in the tails and block as desired.