Striped tea cosy is another one of my first attempts at knitting tea cosies. It’s based on the free Internet pattern by Rosan Hoban for a traditional tea cosy.
Striped tea cosy was knitted in 8 ply red and cream pure wool. It’s another pleated cosy, so quite traditional in design.
Because I have never learnt to crochet, the flower on top was a bit of a stumbling block. I ended up knitting my version of a circle in the round without a pattern and drew it up in the middle to create a flower.
My youngest daughter liked this cosy the best so it now has pride of place at her house on a red Maxwell 6 cup infuser pot.
I also knitted a smaller version in blues and again had the same issue about finishing the cosy. This time I knitted up the top from the Check Mate tea cosy pattern in the book Tea Cosies. I think it looks OK. This cosy was originally knitted for a 4 cup baby blue William James teapot but I was never quite happy with the colours. Instead, on a dark green 4-6 cup Rogerware teapot from Victoria’s basement I think it works better. The teapot’s green arms really show off the curves and I’ve always liked blue and green together! Striped blue on green was a Farewell gift to a friend who changed jobs at the end of last year.