Simple Cosy for a 3 to 4 cup Pot
Yarn: 1 ball Patons Jet
remnants of three colours(Cleckheaton Silk used here )
YO- yarn over
PSSO-pass slipped st over
Cast on 84 sts,work in basic 1x1 rib for 4 rows
Work Rib pattern 40 sts,cast off 4 sts,continue knitting on these 40 sts for 20 rows.
Break yarn and rejoin to other 40 sts and knit for 20 rows as for first half,knit across the first 40sts so there is a toal of 80 sts on needle keeping in rib pattern.
Knit in Rib pattern for 8 rows,then knit two together across row ,40 sts, Purl 2 together across row,20 st,knit 2 together again so ther are 10 sts left.Break yarn leaving enough yarn to draw up remaining sts.
Decorate with knitted or croqueted flowers,pom poms,or a knitted cord(cast on a number of sts knit a row,cast off) that can be tied into a bow.Another sugestion,gather last sts with a ribbons of contrast colour and tie in bows.
Green leaf pattern:
Cast on three sts,
RS R1 Turn,K 1,YO,K1,YO,K1
WS R2 Purl all sts
RS R3 K 2,YO,K 1
WR R4 Purl
RS R5 K 2,SS,K1 PSSO,YO,K1,YO,K2 tg,K2 (7 sts)
Repeat last 2 rows 4 times,should have 6 lace"holes"
RS Knit 1,SS,K 2 tg,PSSO,K1.K 3 tg (5 sts)
WS P 1,P 2 tg,P 2tg,P1
RS K1,SS,K2 tg,PSSO,K1 (3 sts)
WS P 3 tg.
Using wool needle secure end of yarn by sewing into back of sts, Press and attach to cosy.
Flowers used are from Simply Knitting ,Issue No 16,June.
This is my first written pattern of one of my own projects inspired by other designs and adapted to use what I had in stash.Good simple tea cosy patterns are hard to find so thought I would put this here for my own and others to have fun with,if there are any problems with this pattern ,please email or contact me and I will see what I can do!