Two Down - Eleven to go

Well isn't it cute.  My son's girlfriend wanted a tea cosy with pom poms and so after several experiments I finally finished this one. It is adapted from a pattern a friend gave me.

Want to make one.  It's very easy after the first set of baubles.

2 balls 8 ply wool
1 set of needles 4.5mm or whatever you need to get the correct tension
blunt needle for sewing

Tension over the design
3 repeats will give 10cm height and a 10cm width.

Final size (if your tension is correct)
circumference of teapot 46 cm, or flat about 40cm
height 20cm

Cast on 37 stitches

Row 1: K1, *P2, K1; repeat from * to end
Row 2: K3, *P1, K2; repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 3 = Row 1
Row 4 = Row 2

Row 1: K1, (P2, M2, K1, M2, P2, K1) repeat 6 times = 61 stitches
Row 2: K10, (P1. K9) repeat 5 times, K1
Row 3: K1, (P2, K5, P2, K1) repeat 6 times
Row 4: K10, (P1. K9) repeat 5 times, K1
Row 5: K1, (P2, K5, P2, K1) repeat 6 times
Row 6: K3, (P5 tog, K2, P1, K2) repeat 5 times; (P5 tog, K3) once... 37 stitches
Row 7: K1, (P2, K1, P2, M2, K1, M2) repeat 4 times, (P2, K10) twice ... 57 stitches
Row 8: K3, (P1. K9) repeat 4 times, P1, K3
Row 9: K1, (P2, K1, P2, K5) repeat 4 times; (P2, K1) twice
Row 10 = Row 8
Row 11 = Row 9
Row 12:  K3, (P1, K2, P5 tog, K2) repeat 4 times; (P1, K3) once... 37 stitches
Repeat rows 1 to 12, 3 times and then rows 1 to 6, one more time .. 42rows pattern

Make two pieces as above

Top Ribbing
Repeat ribbing as per base of the teapot for 16 rows
Cast off.

Pom Poms
Make two pom poms using 2.5cm rings. Leave long tail.

Finishing off
Using a blunt needle join the side seams; sew up from the bottom three cm and down from the top 10cm, adjust if necessary to suit your own tea pot handle and spout.
Thread the pom pom tails onto blunt needle and thread through the 4th row above the top of the last bauble. Pull top in and tie off.

Have fun.

1 comment:

FlourishingPalms said...

Excellent info! Now, if I had a tea pot... And if I knitted...