FO Friday: Tea Cosy take 2

FO Friday: Tea Cosy take 2

Pattern: The imaginatively named “Tea Cosy” by Lily/Yarnspirations.

Yarn and needles: Worsted-weight cotton. 50 g of Peaches & Creme (blue) and 26 g of Sugar ā€˜nā€™ Cream (blue ombre). 5 mm straight bamboo needles.

Dates: 14th – 19th April 2015


  • Knew/thought I wouldn’t have enough of the solid to make this so added the ombre Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn.
  • 2 row stripes, with colour changing on the WS.
  • Due to a user-error, I made the top in one colour, but I rather like it.
  • It’s a little roomy on my tea pot, but that does make it easier to take on and off!
  • Really quick knit and could have been made in a day or two but this yarn hurts my hands so I spaced the knitting out over several days.
Errata: Chess Set

Errata: Chess Set

Apparently I can’t count and there was a major mistake in the written instructions for my Chess Set pattern (thank you to the knitter on Ravelry who spotted it).

I’ve changed the pattern and uploaded new PDFs both here and over at Ravelry.

If you need the new pattern, please download it now.

The charts are unaffected.

Thank you, come again!

Free Pattern: Traeth bag from The Inside Loop

Free Pattern: Traeth bag from The Inside Loop

Traeth bag 1I love all those knitted and crochet market shopping bags I’ve seen around, but I wanted something I can use that will still leave my hands free.

The drop stitch pattern and the cotton yarn means the bag has some give and will stretch to accommodate your shopping or your beach essentials.

The webbing straps wont stretch out of shape, even with all your summer market purchases on board, and add a nice contrast to the yarn.

As for the name? Traeth is Welsh for beach.

Larger view: Medium (500 x 447)/ Large (1000 x 893)

Traeth bag 2Pattern: Traeth from The Inside Loop Summer 2008


Yarn: Patons (UK) Cotton DK in colour 2710 (Purple)

Needles: Denise Interchangeable needle set in sizes US7 and US8

Knitting Style: Continental

Notes: I know it’s not very modest, but I really like this bag! I use it a fair amount and it’s proved useful for shopping and for carting stuff around the house, too.

The theme for this issue of The Inside Loop was “The British Summer” and for me this means the beach, market-day shopping, and rain!

Traeth bag 6I styled the bag on a mouldy deckchair stuffed with the essentials for a day on the beach in Britain; sunglasses, sunscreen, a towel, a book (Jane Eyre, in this case) and an umbrella!

With thanks to my neighbour for allowing me to use her gravel-garden to stand in as a pebble beach (I don’t leave near enough to the coast to warrant a photoshoot by the sea!).

And dudes – I made the front cover!

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