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Snail for Tea
Snail tea cosy by Anke Klempner
Needle and yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
247 yards
Filatura Di Crosa Principessa
165 yards in stash
0.1 skeins = 16.5 yards (15.1 meters), 5 grams
Filatura Di Crosa Zara Chiné
274 yards in stash
1.6 skeins = 219.2 yards (200.4 meters), 80 grams
Naturally Loyal 8ply/DK
230 yards in stash
0.1 skeins = 11.5 yards (10.5 meters), 5 grams

I had a naked teapot and that Would Not Do.

This pattern was concise - no details for doing the embroidery, for example - but straightforward to follow.

I held the Zara yarn double for all the knitting. The basic cosy took exactly one 50g ball, and the ruffle was another 30g.

My modifications and additions:

  • I wanted the knob to stick out so the cosy wouldn’t have a floppy open space underneath the top, so I started by making a 12-chain crochet ring, then picked up stitches out of it and knit from round 3 of the pattern.
  • I made an additional ruffle at the bottom by crocheting with a single strange of yarn: a round of 5hdc in every stitch, turn, a round of 2sc in every hdc. Increasing the stitch count by 10x makes a firm hyperbolic ruffle :)
  • I added a round of sc to the handle opening to tidy it up.
  • I crocheted the eyeballs and embroidered on the pupils because I like crochet more than knitting for small structures.
  • I joined the sides of the cosy underneath the spout with a few stitches to keep the teapot wrapped snuggly and tight.

You can see a teeny silly stop motion animation of my snailpot here: :D

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by Filatura Di Crosa
Sport / 5 ply
100% Merino
165 yards / 50 grams
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Loyal 8ply/DK
by Naturally
DK / 8 ply
100% Wool
115 yards / 50 grams
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Zara Chiné
by Filatura Di Crosa
DK / 8 ply
100% Merino
137 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: August 31, 2013
  • Finished: September 1, 2013
  • Updated: September 2, 2013