A Quintessential Cosy for Countless Cups of Tea
Inspired by Mrs Potts from 'Beauty and the Beast'. Stoke the fire, break out the silver, wake the china - it's time for tea.
You Will Need
This pattern will fit a 6 cup tea pot.
Cast on 84 stitches
1st row - K1, P1 to end.
2nd row - P1, K1 to end
Repeat row 1 & 2 once more
5th row - (K1, P1) 2o times. cast off next 4 stitches and continue in established Moss st pattern to the end.
6th row - P1, K1 until you reach the cast off stitches. Turn
Continue for 38 more rows.
Join wool to remaining 40 stitches and repeat.
Change to DPN needles (20 stitches per needle)
1st row - K to end and join up so that you are now knitting in the round.
2nd row - decrease (K2tog) at each end of each needle.
Continue row 1 & 2 until 2 stitches remain on each needle.
Thread a yarn needle with the yarn and pull through the remaining stitches Pull firmly and secure with a stitch or two to hold in place.
Sew the bottom together and you are all done.
Mrs Potts 'Petticoat'
To finish off, I crocheted a little edging along the bottom to help to 'anchor' the cosy and I think it is this feature that makes me think of Mrs Potts.
Using the Rose Pink yarn, slip stich along the bottom edge into each knitted stitch.
Row 2 - Single crochet into each slip stitch.
Row 3 - Chain 5 and then slip stitch into every 2nd opening.