This week’s labour of love has seen me relearning how to knit.
At the end of last week I learnt how to crochet. I’m still going on the granny square blanket – its now 30cm across! This week, between crocheting rounds I decided to try and use up some of my yarns. I’ve been knitting on and off for a few years, I haven’t really had much time to do any for a few years, and then I got a sewing machine so knitting got left behind.
Anyway, I love tea. So what better project than to knit a tea cosy for the tea pot! I had this lovely yarn:
I thought it would look great as a tea cosy. I had a look through the patterns on ravelry.com. (If you haven’t found ravelry.com, its great for knitters and crocheters with loads of free patterns!). I found this one (The Random Stitch Pattern) by LittleTheorem, and decided that I was going to knit it! Its a great pattern. Stitches you need to know (or look up as you go along):
- Cast on
- Knit two together
- Knit two together through back loops
- Purl two together
- Purl two together through back loops
- Cast off
The knitting and purling stitches together is much easier than it sounded (at least to me!).
The pattern this makes looks like this. I think its lovely!
I made each half and sewed them together. I thought it looked a little dull; the wool is just all blue. So some colour needed to be added. First I made a pompom for the top, and then added some buttons to the sides. And voila! My tea cosy is complete and my tea pot can feel loved!