Hello and welcome to our 50th post!
This week we are linking to this gorgeous free cupcake tea cosy by knitting expert Jane Crowfoot.
Photo courtesy Jane Crowfoot
Starting at the bottom, the cupcake case is knitted on 3.25mm double pointed needles in rows, which is a great way of knitting stripes without having to break the yarn and tie in lots of ends. It means you can just simply slip the knitting from one end of the needle to the other where the colour you require lies, and you can carry on from the other side. The rim and the icing are then picked up afterwards and knitted in one piece before making up.
Jane Crowfoot is the author of Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters (Search Press, £9.99) and is one of the UK’s leading experts on knitting. She writes a beautiful blog with some stunning knit and crochet images, which I urge you to take a look at if you have a minute.
This pattern is available free from Jane’s website, Janie Crow, where you can also browse patterns, buy needles and hooks and check out some of Jane’s workshops and events.
Have a great Easter!