Knitting and London life. Not necessarily in that order.
Tuesday, August 12
I LOVE this tea-cosy! Unfortunately I'm going to give it away, but it's to my lovely friend Zaza who braved the rain last weekend in a tent at Cropredy festival with me. Sure, we only lasted a night, but who wants to put themselves through three days of mud and rain like we had last weekend, for the sake of having bought a ticket?!
Anyway, the cosy is an adaptation of the Urchin hat by Ysolda Teague, which is an unbelievably quick knit in chunky wool. I made the 'hat' longer than in the pattern (about 6 stitches more) and I added the massive pom pom on the top. No cosy is complete without a pom pom, in my opinion!
If I did it again, I would make the shaping less pronounced, although it might look better when it's on the large 'brown betty' teapot for which it has been designed.
The yarn is absolutely lovely, it's Elle's Merino Brights, very reasonably priced and I needed just two skeins for this cosy (only a couple of centimetres left over too!).