This project has been knitted from my wool stash of odds, ends and the never-even-started projects. Having done a bit of blog reading tonight, I would wholeheartedly like to join Tina at Tea and Woolly Socks in her No More Buying Yarn Stash Busting Campaign.
So here's the tea cosy...
It's a made-up pattern; the main body is knitted in Louisa Harding Fleuris, colour Meteor - a 70% Bamboo 30% Wool yarn. Using your stash makes you choose colour combinations that maybe you wouldn't normally, if you get my meaning. I think that it is a good thing.
The pattern; I knit this in chunky wool on 6mm needles.
The main body basketweave pattern was done in 2 halves by casting on 40sts, or a multiple of 4 sts,
Row 1 Cable 4 fwd to end
Row 2 Purl
Row 3 K2, then Cable 4 back to last 2 sts, K2
Row 4 Purl
Then for shaping I just make it up as I go along. Usually it's K2 tog across the knit rows only, then draw remaining stitches up. The roses hide this bit anyway! The roses and leaves are from the tea cosy book I have posted about before, Really Wild Tea Cosies by Loani Prior.