Monday, November 24, 2008

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Knitted tea cosy
They say necessity is the mother of invention. Right now there is a cold front loitering in my home town. The cure obviously is to make a pot of nice, hot tea. Alas the tea cools down before you have the chance to drink it... So what better solution than to dress your teapot up with this lace knitted tea cosy. Your teapot will be happy for a new coat, and you'll be happy that your tea is nice and hot. Win-win. Enjoy!
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100g dk weight wool (Yarn held double)

A pair of 6,5 mm straight knitting needles

Darning needle

Safety pins

Gauge: 15 stitches/23 rows =4x4 inches


Satin ribbon, or pom-pom


Co 36 sts and knit k1,p1 ribbing for three rows

Row 1: k1*,p1,yo,k2tog,p1,k1* rep from *-* to end

Row 2: p1*,k1,p2,k1,p1* rep from *-* to end.

Row 3: k1* p1,k2tog,yo,p1,k1* rep from *-* to end

Row 4: p1*,k1,p2,k1,p1* rep from *-* to end.

Row 5-14: repeat 1-4

Row 15: K1, k2tog,k1,p1,k1,*p1, k2tog,yo,p1,k1* rep from *-* 5 times,p1,k1, k2tog, k1

Row 16: p3, then knit the knits, purl the purls and yos.

Continue decreasing on right side rows until 28 st remain. Knit the wrongside rows in est pattern.

Row 23: K1, k2tog, k 8 st in est patt, ssk, k2tog,yo,k2tog k 8st in

est patt, k 2 tog, k1

Row 24: knit in est patt

Row 25: k1,k2tog,k1,p1,k1,p1,yo,k2tog,p1,ssk,k2tog,p1,yo,k2tog,p1,


Row 26: knit in est patt

Row 27: k1,k2tog,p1,k1,p1,k2tog,yo,k2tog,ssk,k2tog,yo,


Row 28: p

Row 29: k

Row 30: BO

Make two.


Try the two parts on your teapot and put safety pins to mark the holes for the handle and spout. Using mattress stitch seam the two pieces together. Thread the satin ribbon through the top, and make a nice bow. Or you can sew the top shut and add a pom-pom. Now go make yourself some nice hot tea.

© Fiolinn 2008. For private use only.