Lyme Regis Tea Cosy by Dedri Uys

Lyme Regis Tea Cosy

April 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in hdc/htr
5.5 mm (I)
142 - 164 yards (130 - 150 m)
6-cup teapot
both US and UK
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As a little girl, we had very specific coffee and tea rituals.  When we went to visit my grandparents, we would each get a cup of coffee - in our own special mugs – and as many rusks as we could sneak past my granny’s ever-watchful eye.  When we went to visit my great grandma and her sister, we would be served tea and rich tea biscuits, again in specific cups.  Mine was a white china cup with straight ridged sides.  To this day, a scalding cup of sweet tea sends me right back to that dark, cosy kitchen with its face-powder-and-tea smell.

Sitting in the Kitchen in Lyme Regis at last year’s Devon Sun Yarns retreat, watching the ladies indulge in their various tea ceremonies, I realized that I would like to remember the camaraderie of the moment (and the slightly overcast sky) when I was drinking tea back home in London.

I designed this tea cosy in remembrance of these moments.

The pattern is available in 3 formats:

  • Free on my website in US terms
  • As a paid written-only pdf in US terms
  • As part of Issue 90 of Inside Crochet in UK terms

If you would like to use a different yarn, I definitely suggest getting something tweedy or flecky as it makes the texture of the stitches come alive.

Have fun!