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by Rita C Taylor

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Easy Pleated Tea Cosy by Rita C Taylor

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Easy Pleated Tea Cosy by Rita C Taylor

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Easy Pleated Tea Cosy by Rita C Taylor

READ ORIGINAL POST HERE

PATTERN HERE

Easy Pleated Tea Cosy by Rita Taylor

Size:
This cosy is adaptable to any size teapot

Materials:
Two contrasting colours of thick yarn (wool keeps the warmth in best)

Pattern:
Measure the widest circumference of your teapot. Divide by 2

Make a gauge swatch of the following pattern.

Using main colour cast on 24

Knit 4 main, Knit 4 contrast; Now pull the strand of main tightly (unlike doing intarsia where you want it the same give as the knitted stitches) before knitting 4 again; then pull the strand of contrast tightly and knit 4 in that. Repeat to end of row.

2nd row: Purl 4 contrast, purl 4 main; again pulling the strand before
knitting the next colour, continue to end of row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 (Continue these rows if you want stripes)

OR

Row 5; Knit 4 contrast, knit 4 main, etc etc

It will be obvious now that you are getting a checkerboard pattern.

Whichever pattern and gauge you use: work 2 flat pieces of knitting, casting on a number of stitches that will divide by 4.

When it is long enough to cover the tea pot, change to main and K1 P1 rib for 4 rows.

Next row, K1, (yf, K2 tog) to end of row

Work 6 more rows K1 P1 rib, cast off.

Join the two pieces together leaving holes for the handle and spout. Make a twisted cord and thread it through the holes at the top. Draw up and tie in a bow.

Pattern Copyright Rita Taylor 1998. 

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