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Mabel McTavish Tea Cosy

Knitting
July 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stranded pattern worked in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
164 - 191 yards (150 - 175 m)
Tea Cosy will fit a standard sized 6 cup teapot of between 42-47 cm, (16 1/2-18 1/2 in) circumference at widest point. Options are also given for differing handle heights of between 12-14 cm (4 3/4-5 1/2 in) to ensure a good fit.
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A word from the designer: Mabel McTavish is a vintage inspired tea cosy with pom-poms, colourwork and twisting cables.

Worked ‘in the round’, with steeked openings for handle and spout, this pretty and practical knit is perfect for keeping your cuppa piping hot!
Clear instructions, charts and photographs guide the knitter through the required techniques making this a ‘simple’ knit for the experienced knitter or the perfect ‘follow on’ for those new to steeking and who wish to try something a little more challenging.

Why not accessories your Tea Cosy with matching Mabel McTavish Mug Cosies, perfect for using up you stash. Available for purchase via Ravelry as an individual leaflet or as an e-book collection at a reduced price.
Mabel McTavish Mug Cosy (Mug Cosy only): www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mabel-mctavish-mug-cosy

Mabel McTavish Tea Cosies (Tea Cosy and Mug Cosy e-book collection):
www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/mabel-mctavish-tea-cosies

(A flat rate discount will be applied to the e-book price if you have previously purchased an individual pattern from this collection)

Note on Sizing:Tea Cosy will fit a standard sized 6 cup teapot of between 42-47 cm, (16 1/2-18 1/2 in) circumference at widest point. Options are also given for differing handle heights of between 12-14 cm (4 3/4-5 1/2 in) to ensure a good fit.

Note on Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rows / 10 cm (4 in) measured over stranded pattern worked in the round on 4.00 mm (US 6) needles.

Note on Yarn:
For two colour Tea Cosy:
Rowan Felted Tweed Dk:
(MC)30-40 g in Shade 177(Clay)
(CC1)15 g in Shade 173(Duck Egg)
(CC2)5 g in Shade 184(Celadon)
For Stash Busting Tea Cosy:
Approx 40-50 g Rowan Felted Tweed Dk in a random selection of colours, designer used: (MC) 20 g in Shade 171 (Paisley), (CC1) 15 g in Shade 173 (Duck Egg),
(CC2) 5 g in Shade 181 (Mineral), (CC3) 5 g in Shade 161 (Avocado), (CC4) 5 g in Shade 184 (Celadon), (CC5) 5 g in Shade 178 (Seasalter), (CC6) 3 g in Shade 177 (Clay), (CC7)
5 g in Shade 151 (Bilberry)
All yarn quantities are approximate due to the adaptability of the pattern sizing.
If substituting the suggested yarn it is recommended that you choose a ‘sticky’ or ‘grabby’ yarn, preferably 100% non-superwash wool. The natural bloom of wool once washed encourages the fibres to stick together, resulting in a more secure steek.