Wednesday 12 April 2023

Time For Tea!

Winter is fast approaching here in Australia and what is better than a cup of tea by the fire?

And of course our teapots deserve their own special outfit. 

Tea cosies also make a wonderful knitted gift - quick and simple to knit, no real need to worry about fit, and you can often use up those leftover yarn bits that we all have stashed away somewhere. 

So time for a free tea cosy knitting pattern parade! 

You cannot go past a classic! The Classic Pleated Tea Cosy has been around forever. And deservedly so. The pleats work to trap the heat in and keep your teapot warm for quite some time. 

Or this version, with the addition of flowers. 

Another classic looking cosy is the Shamrock Tea Cosy. Knit it in two very similar colours as pictured or use two contrasting colours for a bolder look.

Flowers on a tea cosy are always pretty, such as the Camomile Lawn Tea Cosy.

Or Monet's Garden Tea Cozy

Cute animal tea cosies abound, such as Mrs Bunny Rabbit Tea Cozy

And the amazing Winter Wonderland Tea Cozy

A very simple fox

And this adorable squirrel on the Autumn Walk Tea Cozy

Cupcakes are a popular theme for tea cosies, such as this one

And the I Love You Cupcake cozy.

 Or do you fancy some colourwork? The Fair Isle Tea Cosy would be a great introduction to colourwork. 

Or practice steeking on the Time For Tea Cosy

A quick Google search or a scroll through Ravelry will find you many more free tea cosy patterns for the perfect stash busting project. 

I am planning to cast on at least one new tea cosy this year, possibly one for the May coronation. So a tea cosy parade will be coming soon! 

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