Snail for Tea
Finished
August 30, 2013
September 1, 2013

Snail for Tea

Project info
Snail tea cosy by Anke Klempner
Knitting
CozyCoffee / Tea Pot
me
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
247 yards
Filatura Di Crosa Principessa
none left in stash
0.1 skeins = 16.5 yards (15.1 meters), 5 grams
Yellow-green
Filatura Di Crosa Zara Chiné
55 yards in stash
1.6 skeins = 219.2 yards (200.4 meters), 80 grams
Green
Naturally Yarns NZ Loyal 8ply/DK
none left in stash
0.1 skeins = 11.5 yards (10.5 meters), 5 grams
White
Notes

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 strand 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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/annettle/9651579014/ :D

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Finished
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September 1, 2013
 
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  • Project created: August 31, 2013
  • Finished: September 1, 2013
  • Updated: June 13, 2015
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