Yarn & needles: Sugar ‘n’ Cream in white (90 m/58 g) and blue/cream variegated (15 m/10 g).
4 mm straights and 3.75 mm dpns
Dates: 24th – 27th Feb 2015
Only used 1 CC, instead of 2.
Worsted-weight cotton instead of DK simply because that’s what I had to hand.
Accidental modification of crossing the cables the opposite way. It’s now a design feature.
Another accidental mod of leaving off the stripes around the v-neck collar.
I’m going to be honest and say that it’s really difficult to get this on my teapot. I don’t know if it’s because of the yarn I used, but it’s really tricky. And it’s not easy to get the lid on, once the cosy is on the teapot.
However, it is super cute and I hope it will keep my tea warmer for longer!
Although I love the finished object, I hate this yarn. There were at least 2 knots in every single ball, it’s pilled horrendously ever since it was first washed and it takes an absolute age to dry. Over all, really not happy, and I’d have been even more upset had I paid full price for it. Although I now know why it was on sale! (It’s since been discontinued).
Made lined pockets.
Well, my mum likes it, so I suppose that’s the main thing!
Ta da! I have a pattern in the new, Best of British, issue of Knit Now (issue 44) and it’s the Pashley Wrap.
Despite having hayfever I still love flowers. The solution? A knitted wrap strewn with blossom! This wrap is named for the Pashley Manor tulip festival held in East Sussex to commemorate the arrival of the first tulips into Europe in the 16thCentury.
You can buy a physical magazine in newsagents and some supermarkets in the UK/Eire today (and possibly elsewhere at a later date), order one online or download a digital version. [More details here]
I had fun designing this; making all the elements work together and flow into one another. I think it may be the most delicate and “ladylike” thing I’ve ever designed!
The yarn used for this project is Ripple CraftsBluefaced Leicester 4-ply in A Dangerous Shade. It was a lovely yarn to work with; very smooth and with a great drape. And I used pretty much every last centimetre of it!
The pattern has charts and written directions, so there’s no excuse!