Thursday, January 7, 2010
Christmas Pud Tea Cosy
100 grams worsted weight wool – dark brown
10 grams fingering weight wool – natural white
Small amounts of green and red fingering weight wool
Knitting needles – 6.0 and 4.0mm
Crochet hook – 4.0mm
Cosy: make 2 identical pieces
Using 6.0mm knitting needles, cast on 48 stitches.
Row 1-5: work in 1X1 rib.
Row 6: (k3, kfb, p1, k4, p2) 4 times, k4 (stitch count 52)
Row 7: k1, p to last stitch, k1
Row 8: k4, p2 across row, ending with k4
Row 9: repeat row 7
Rows 10-15: repeat rows 7 and 8
Measure cosy against teapot to ensure you have sufficient height. If necessary, add rows here.
Row 16: (first decrease row) (k1, k2tog, k1, p2) 4 times, k1, k2tog, k1 (Stitch count 43)
Row 17 and all remaining odd-numbered rows: repeat row 7
Row 18: (k3, p2tog) 4 times, k3 (Stitch count 35)
Row 20: (k2tog, k1, p1) 4 times, k2tog, k1 k1 (Stitch count 26)
Row 22 (k2, p1)4 times, k2
Row 24: (k2tog, p1) 4 times, k2tog (Stitch count 17)
Row 26: k2tog across row, k1(Stitch count 9)
Row 28: repeat row 26 (Stitch count 5)
Row 30: repeat row 26 (Stitch count 3)
Row 31: p3tog, finish off.
Crocheted “Hard Sauce”
Rnd 1: ch 4 (counts as first dc) 11 dc in first chain. Sl st in top ch to join.
Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in ea dc around. Sl st in top of chain to join. (24 stitches)
Rnd 3: ch 3, (dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) around. Sl st in top of chain to join. (36 stitches)
Rnd 4: ch 2, (hdc in ea of next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch) around. Sl st in top of chain to join to join. (48 stitches)
Rnd 5: ch 3, (dc in ea of next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch) around. Sl st in top of chain to join. (60 stitches)
Rnd 6: ch 2, (hdc in ea of next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch) around. Sl st in top of chain to join to join. (72 stitches)
If you wish to have a larger serving of hard sauce, continue rounds following the above pattern, each round being 12 stitches larger than the last.
*Ch 1. Skip the next 2 stitches.
In the following stitch, work 2dc, 1tc, 1dtc, 1tc, 2dc.
Skip the next 2 stitches.* repeat around, and join with a sl st in the first sc. End with a long tail, which will be used to sew the “hard sauce” to the “pudding”
Please refer to the excellent “Knitted Holly Leaves” pattern designed by Lesley Arnold-Hopkins at Suite101.com . Work with a doubled strand of fingering weight wool and leave long tails which will be used to sew the holly to the top of your cosy.
Exact placement of the seams will vary based on the location and shape of your teapot’s handle and spout. With right sides together, whip stitch the 2 cosy pieces together from “A” to “B”. Cut yarn, weave in ends. Now sew from “C” to “D”. Cut yarn, weave in ends. Now sew from “E” to “F”. Cut yarn, weave in ends. Optional: You may, if desired, run a strand of elastic cording through the ribbing on the inside for a more snug fit.
k = knit
p = purl
kfb – increase one by knitting in the front and back of the stitch.
k2tog = knit 2 together
p3tog = purl 3 together.
Crochet Abbreviations: click image to see full table
“Christmas Pud” Teacosy © Jan 2010 by Hilary Detmers. All rights reserved. No portion of this pattern may be reproduced in any form or by any means. It is intended for non-commercial use only.
Posted by Hilary in East Anglia at 8:20 AM