Sunday, 16 February 2014

Tea Cozy

CUP CAKE TEA COZY

Materials:

 
1 x 749 Sky (A)
1 x 827 Chalk (B)
1 x 726 Bleached (C) (less than half a ball)
1 x 741 Poppy (D) (very small amount)
60 bronze/brown beads
3.25mm double pointed knitting needles
 

Tension:

23 sts & 32 rows to 10cm measured over stocking stitch using 3.25mm needles.

Abbreviations:

sts = stitches/st
RS & WS = Right Side and Wrong Side
yrn = Yarn round needle to make a stitch
k = Knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
k2tog = knit 2 together

Cake Case: (make 2)

Using 3.25mm needles and yarn (A) cast on 23 sts.
Knit one row
* Join in Yarn (B) and purl one row.
Work in stocking stitch throughout:
Move the knitting to the other end of the needle and work a further 2 rows in (A) then 2 rows
in (B) and another 2 in (A), pushing the knitting along the needle to either end each time you
change colour so that you don’t have to cut and rejoin yarn.
Making the tuck: (RS facing)
Using Yarn (A)
Put your needle knit wise through the first stitch. Looking at the reverse of the work identify
the loop made by the first stitch worked in (B) on the second row of the pattern – pick this up
with your needle and knit it together with the first stitch on the left needle. Continue along the
whole row in this way, making sure that you marry up each stitch on the left needle with its
partner 7 rows down.
Using yarn (A) work one row purl, one row knit one row purl. Repeat from * until you have
completed 15 tucks in total ending with a purl row after the final tuck. Cast off.
Picot Rim:
Join the two pieces with just one or two stitches at the top and bottom edges, leaving a big
enough gap for your tea pot handle.
Using yarn (B), pick up and knit 118 sts. Along one side of the piece.
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit.
Next Row: (WS facing): p2, yrn, p2tog, p1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, yrn, p2tog.
Next Row: Knit
Next Row: Purl
Next Row: Knit
(WS facing) Cast off knit wise
Fold to create picot edge and over sew neatly into place.

Icing:

Using 3.25mm hook and yarn (C) cast on 121 sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18: Purl
Row 3: * k10, k2tog. Repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 5: * k9, k2tog. Repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 7: * k8, k2tog. Repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 9: * k7, k2tog. Repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 11: * k6, k2tog. Repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 13: * k5, k2tog. Repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 15: * k4, k2tog. Repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 17: * k3, k2tog. Repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 19: * k2, k2tog. Repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 21: * k1, k2tog. Repeat from * to last st, k1 (21 sts)
Row 22, 24: Purl
Row 23: k2tog to last st, k1 (11sts)
Row 25: k2tog to last st, k1 (6sts)
Do not cast off. Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches and pull to gather.
Sew side edges together to form a knitted circle.
Over sew into place on the inside of the picot rim on the cake case.

Cherry:

Using 3.25mm hook and yarn (D) cast on 1 st.
Knit into the front and the back of the st until you have 7 stitches
Next row: Purl
Next row: Knit into the front and then the back of each st (14st)
Next row: Purl
Work a further 4 rows in stocking stitch
Next row: K2tog to end (7sts)
Next row: Purl
Next row: k1, k2tog x 3 times (4sts)
Do not cast off. Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches and pull to gather.
Stuff the cherry with some spare yarn or toy stuffing. Sew side seems and sew into place on top of the cosy.

Finishing Off:

Sew in all ends
Sew beads onto icing to make chocolate sprinkles.
 

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