Home Sweet Home Tea Cosy by Julia Marsh
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Home Sweet Home Tea Cosy

Knitting
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
9.5 inches x 13 inches (24cm x 33cm)
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First published in March 2012 on Hand Knitted Things Blogspot this colourful Fair Isle inspired tea cosy features little houses and panels of hearts. It’s worked with 11 colours of Jamieson’s of Shetland DK weight yarn.

Looking out across a loch surrounded by mountains is a red roof croft house located on the Applecross peninsular on the West Coast of Scotland. Inspired by the croft house the tea cosy pattern includes the red, white and grey chart with this multi coloured version.

Yarn Suggestions
Jamieson’s of Shetland 25g DK weight yarn.

Needles
3.75 mm (US 5) circular knitting needle length no more than 50cm in length. 3.75 mm circular needle, 40cm long or a set of 3.75 mm dpn’s for the decrease section. For the cord x2 4.5 mm dpn’s (US 7).

Notions
Blunt tapestry needle
Scissors
Scrap yarn for markers

Size
Approximately 19cm high x 10cm deep x 20cm wide (71/2 ins x 4 ins x 8 ins).

Gauge
Approximately 28 stitches over 32 rows = 10cm (4 inches) in stocking stitch.

Knitting skills required
Cast on, cast off, knit stitch, purl stitch, knit two stitches together, slip stitch, pass stitch over, working with changes of colour, grafting, sewing duplicate stitch.