Thursday, 27 August 2009

Knitting pattern for a cute tea cosy!!

Yarn 1 ball of double knit
size 6.5 needles (no. 3)
Teapot size approx 33 (40-49)cm excluding spout.

with 6.5mm (no.3) needles cast on 21 (25,31) sts.
1ST ROW : (RS) K1,*P1, K1, rep from* to end
2ND ROW : P1, *K1,P1, rep from * to end.
Beg with a K row, work 13 (14, 16) cm in st st, ending with a P row. ( measure work against your tea pot - cosy should be approx 4cm below the top of the teapot lid. Add or take back rows to fit)

NEXT ROW: (K3, K2 tog) 6 times,K1, 25 sts. P1 row
NEXT ROW: (K2, K2tog) 5(6:6) times,K1. 16 (19.19) sts. P 1 row.
NEXT ROW: (K1, K2tog) 5(6:6) times, K1. 11 (13:13) sts.. P1 row.
NEXT ROW: (K2tog) 5(6:6) times, K1. 6(7:7) sts. P 1 row.
NEXT ROW: (K2tog) 3 times, K0 (1:1). 3(4:4) sts.
Cut off yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull up tightly and fasten up.

FRONT: Work as back.

Press according to band on wool. Sew buttons on as desired. Join side seamsfor 5cm from cast on edge. Join side seams from top to start of shaping, leaving two gaps for the handle and the spout. Try cosy on the teapot, making sure gaps are big enough, and adjust if necessary. Thread looped ribbon into large -eyed needle and push through tea cosy top from the inside. Adjust loop on the outside, then secure ribbon ends inside the cosy.

I haven't done yet, but I am going to add some wool pom poms to the top too! 

Hope I haven't made any mistakes, and enjoy your knitting and high tea!

Suzie. xxx