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Irish Knit Tea Cosy

by Jo
Knitting
January 1995
Aran / Worsted ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 yards (183 m)
One Size
This pattern is available for free.

Two errors can be found in this pattern:

Popcorn Panel:
row 1 should read:
Row 1: P2, P3, turn, K3, turn, P3 tog, P1, P3, turn, K3, turn, P3tog, P2.

Diamond Panel:
row 11 should read:
Row 11: P1, slip next stitch to cable needle, hold in back of work, K1, P stitch from cable needle, (K1, P1) 4 times, slip next stitch to cable needle, K1, K stitch from cable needle, P1.

“the story behind this teacosy. My DMIL is first generation
american. Her mother is from Ireland. DMIL gets lots of catalogues and such from Ireland. She can even have Irish citizenship (so can by DH). Anyway, cut out a picture of a teacosy from a catalogue and wanted me to come up with a pattern for it. I put it off forever. Then she went to Ireland and brought back the actual teacosy and Irish wool to knit it with. So, I came up with this pattern. It’s pretty close to the actual teacosy. She even made me one. Unfortunately, this wool is not mothproofed and I now have three little holes to repair. I will be making one of the mothrepellant sachets to store with it. She even brought enough wool for me to knit a sweater--which I still have yet to do.”