By Jane Richards – Divine Shabby Chic
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Hello again my lovely “Divine Shabby Chic” readers! here again with this months craft creation!
So… who said knitting is a thing of the past? No indeed!
With the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker from “Sex in the City” to Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls, and… even Russell Crowe, top US Celeb is rumoured to be a Knitter!
You will also be forgiven in thinking that knitted tea cosys are a thing of the past, the sort of thing you would only see when you went to visit Nan. They are now becoming the new ‘Shabby Chic’ must have accessory to have in you kitchen. In a range of colour and designs; there really is no limit to this old idea that’s being brought into the 21st Century. As you can see from the images they range from a basic cosy to co-ordinate with your kitchen colour scheme to cosys for all occasions.
So just to get you started, we have this free pattern which will get you on your way. Enjoy!
DK knit double 1 ball of each
I have modified my own pattern to share with you.
Use two colours of DK yarn and held double throughout the pattern or Aran weight yarn. You can use two colours or plain yarn, whatever takes your fancy.
- Cast on 53 stitches with 4.5 or 5mm needles.
- *K2, P2, repeat from* to last stitch, K1
- Repeat this row until work measures 18cm or desired length.
- Begin shaping as follows:-
- K2, (P3tog, K1)12 times, P2, K1 (29 sts.)
- K2, P2, (K1,P1) 12 times, K1
- K1, (SSK) 12 times, K2tog (16 sts.)
- K1, P to last stitch, K1
- K2tog 8 times across row (8 sts.)
Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches pulling tightly. Work another piece exactly the same.
To make up, pin pieces together at the sides and roughly measure where you need your spout hole and your handle hole. Sew together using mattress stitch and add a pom pom or pieces of i-cord.
Whatever you fancy. Then boil the kettle, make a lovely cuppa and enjoy.
SSK = Slip, slip, knit or alternatively you can knit 2 together through the back of the loop!