Have you noticed that, although the whole house gets bedecked in Christmas decorations, the kitchen is sometimes a little bit left out? Well, we have the answer. A Christmas tea cosy of course! It’s time for another free knitting pattern.
If you are going to knit a festive tea cosy, it’s got to be out there and over the top. Eileen Casey has managed just that with her Candy Cane tea cosy. Sparkly yarn in vibrant colours with 3D candy canes – what more could you ask for?
Worked in the round, this design is relatively straight forward with a couple of interesting details that will keep you on your toes. Using a combination of a provisional cast on and an I-cord cast off creates the textured bottom rim that gives this cosy a lot of its character.
The candy canes themselves are also made by knitting I-cords which means they will be super quick to knit up. Plus, if you make a few more than you need, simply pop a pipe cleaner inside you can use them as decorations on their own! Genius.
So keep your Christmas cuppa toasty warm with this snazzy tea cosy.