Friday, 29 October 2010

Just Ribbing!

Just Ribbing!
When Anne came to visit she came bearing gifts, all of the woolly variety.
She also bought a few patterns and I decided to give the Tea Cosy a try.
But I fancied a little fruity variation!

Very reminiscent of my childhood, and afternoon tea at 4.o'clock, with bread and jam and the teapot in the middle of the table.
Well I had never knitted this pattern before and if I am honest get a bit fed up of ribbing but actually I am really enjoying this stitch and you can make so many lovely things with it!
Clara of Clara's Crochet Room has asked for the pattern and as it's so old I don't think copyright would still apply.

Plain Tea Cosy
I knitted mine in DK but you could use the yarn doubled for extra cosiness
Cast on 33 stitches
1st Row K2,p2  to last stitch, K1
Repeat this row until work measures six and a half inches..
Decrease as follows:-
1st Row - K2, ( p 3 tog, K1) 10 times .p2 k1.
2nd Row- K2,p2 (k1,p1) 10 times, K1
3rd Row - K1 ( slip 1, knit 1 psso) 11 times,k2tog.
4th Row - K1 p, to last stitch ,K1
5th Row - (k2 tog ) 6 times K1.
Break off yarn leaving a tail. Thread through remaining stitches.

Work another piece in same manner and sew up leaving a hole for both your spout and handle.
 The leaves you can find the pattern here!
The stalk is just a little rectangle of garter stitch .rolled up and sewn to make a stalk and then sewn into the gathered top of the cosy.

Smaller versions-- egg cosies --- Oh but I hate making pom poms!
Cast on 33 stitches and rib for two and three quarter inches until the decrease.

Wrist warmers . Lovely and stretchy which really do spring back into shape after they have been pulled on and off.
Just work on a cast on amount of 45 stitches and rib for as long as you want the wrist warmers.

So Clara thank you so much for leaving a comment and becoming a follower --- I am nearly at the magical 50 mark!


  1. Love your quirky fruity tea cosy! And I think I'll try some wrist warmers - they look nice and easy! Your egg cosies look a bit like my finger puppets! (Don't think I've posted about those yet - must do that sometime!)

  2. Thank you for sharing the pattern. My Mom used to make tea cozies and this looks like the same pattern. Hugs

  3. Great post, wish i liked eggs so i could have some egg cosies!
    Great to have you here this week! Have fun ribbing!

  4. Great ideas I love them!
    I love some of these old patterns, its nice to be able to get your hands on them occasionally.
    Great projects,
    Have a good weekend,Love Suex

  5. Thank you, thank you, for the pattern. So very thoughtful of you.

  6. You are so welcome Clara -- Hope you pop back often to see what is going on in Chalky's World

  7. So pleased you liked the patterns Linda.Love your twist on the Cosy and I must try some of the wristwarmers they will make great pressies for all the female family members x

  8. Oh so beautiful! Thank you soooooo much for the super-cute pattern, I can't wait to give it a try!
    Also thanks for your visit and lovely comment on my blog, I've become one of your fan so we can now keep in touch!
    Hope you have a great day! x

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