While trawling the web for delicious cup cakes recently, I stumbled upon this gorgeous fairy cake novelty tea cosy pattern by Frankie Brown. It seemed perfect for our blog – tea and cake? Yes please! A teacosy cake? Even better :)
There are instructions in this weeks free pattern for a three or a six cup tea pot, and this cute cosy is knit in DK yarn before being decorated with buttons or beads. The majority of it is ribbed, therefore making it a good beginners knitting pattern, or a fun project for more experienced knitters as it knits up fairly quickly. (And then you get to decorate the cake!)
If you’re anything like me and looking for fun gift ideas to knit for Christmas, we reckon this will be a good one. You can download the knitting pattern pdf for free, though Frankie has asked people to consider making a donation to her chosen charity, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, at her Just Giving Page.
Frankie has loads more super cute free patterns on her Ravelry, for some really cool bags, blankets, knitted pots, toy knitting patterns and really useful stuff you wouldn’t necessarily think of making! She has also been featured in the knitting books Tea Cozies, Tea Cozies 2 and Coffee Cozies, published by Guild of Master Craftsman.