30

January

2020

This lovely tea cosy helps keep your tea hot during the cold months of the year.
”It is both practical and cosy,” believes Clara.

You can print the template here:

MATERIALS FOR THE TEA COSY:
Anna and Clara’s woollen yarn,
3 grey balls (150 g)
+ 1 purple ball (50 g)
Circular knitting needle, size 6 mm.
length 80 cm.
Double-pointed knitting needles, size 6 mm.
Crochet hook, size 6 mm.

ABBREVIATIONS
st(s): stitch(es)
r(s): row(s)
rnd(s): round(s)
ch = chain stitch

PATTERN CHART
X = purple

 = main colour (grey)

HOW TO KNIT A TEA COSY
using a circular needle size 6 mm and grey yarn,
cast on 108 sts. Work 15 rds in garter stitch.
Using purple yarn, work the pattern (13 rds in all).
Work from the chart. Each square is 1 st.
There are 4 sts between each star; but 7 sts
between the first and the last star in rnd.
Now, using grey yarn, work 15 rnds in garter stitch.
Decrease.
*Knit 16 sts. Knit 2 sts together.*
Continue from * to * 6 times in all.
Next rnd: knit.
Next rnd: *knit 15 sts. Knit 2 sts together.*
Continue from * to * 6 times in all.
Next rnd: knit to end of rnd (switch to double-pointed
knitting needles when there are no longer enough
stitches on the circular knitting needle).
Continue decreasing in alternate rnds
until 12 sts remaining. Work 25 rnds. Cast off.

BOBBLES
Using the crochet hook and purple wool,
pick up 1 st at the centre of the star.
Work 3 ch. Then work 4 treble stitches in
the same st. Gather the 5 sts by going into
the first st and pull the yarn through.
Pull the end of the yarn through to the
back of the work and tie a knot.
Remember to make a bobble on top
of the work. Weave in ends.

FELTING
Machine-wash the tea cosy at 40°C without detergent.
Tease the cosy into shape when wet. If necessary,
place the cosy over a bowl and leave to dry.
Stitch the top together.


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