4456 Criss-Cross Motif Tea Cosy Leaflet
Skill Level: Intermediate Knitting
This quirky tea cosy will dress your teapot up and keep your tea toasty warm. It can be made in two or three colours, or even more. It is a great stash buster and makes a perfect gift.
The main section is made up of four square motifs worked in rounds from the centre out. The instructions include detailed photos of the steps to begin the motif.
The moss stitch sections are worked in rounds along the top and bottom edges of the motifs.
The top section is finished with a band of K1, P1 rib through which an i-cord tie is threaded.
The i-cord tie may be knotted at the ends or small pompoms added.
To fit teapot circumference
(excluding spout and handle)
approx 48-52 (50-54) cm/19-20½ (19¾-21¼) ins
Tea cosy measures
width approx 22 (24) cm/8¾ (9½) ins
height approx 20 (22) cm/8 (8¾) ins
8 ply/DK Weight Yarn
approx 30-70 metres/33-77 yards each of 2 or 3 colours (C1, C2 and C3)
NEEDLES & EXTRAS
- set of five 4mm (US 6) double pointed needles
- 4mm (US 6) circular needle 40cm/16ins long
- two 3.25mm (US 3) double pointed needles
- 1-3 stitch markers
- yarn needle
- 1 small safety pin
- small pompom maker (optional)