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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Daffodil Cosy

I’m not sure about you, but here in the UK, our weather is glum today, and as soon as I saw this tea cosy I wanted to share it to spread some Spring/Summer joy!

Image courtesy Loani Prior

The pattern was designed by Queen of the Tea Cosies, Loani Prior, in coordination with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.  This much loved fund-raising event for the Cancer Council’s work in research, prevention and support, is hosted  by members of the public setting up tea mornings all over Australia to raise funds.

Image courtesy Loani Prior

Loani‘s pattern was the official tea cosy pattern in 2012, and she has updated it for 2013. Although the pattern is intended for raising money at the tea mornings, Loani has made it free on Ravelry and her website for everyone to enjoy. If you are in Australia and would like to host or join in with a tea morning, then you will find details here to get involved. As only residents of the country can donate and attend, I have added this link for anyone that would like to contribute to Cancer Research UK.

Loani’s pattern is free and is available here.

We are looking to share some recipes using tea, and are after your contributions! If you have a old family favourite (without a copyright) or a link to a blog with a great recipe, then we would love to know!


Loani’s Wild Tea Cosy!

Happy Friday folks! This week our featured free tea cosy pattern is the awesome Garden Party Tea Cosy, designed by Loani Prior, author of Wild Tea Cosies  and REALLY Wild Tea Cosies .

Loani has kindly let us use her fancy tea cosy pattern this week for Tea Cosy Corner.  


 I am LOVING this cosy! It’s so dull and grey here in Bristol this week, this would look great in our office to cheer things up a bit.

The cosy is knitted on 4mm (US 6) knitting needles and uses Noro Kureyon or Noro Silk Garden yarn. If you’ve never used Noro wool before then you’re missing out!

Loani_Prior_Garden_Party_Tea _Cosy

We’re looking forward to getting out teeth into this pretty teacosy pattern as it looks like so much fun – After making the body of the cosy in a basket weave stitch, which uses a mixture of knit and purl in rounds and rows, you make a little tray to put your knitted garden in, and then use a combination of knitting and crochet to make all the leaves and flowers. 

We think it looks fab, and can’t wait to get hold of Loani Prior’s books to see all the other patterns!

You can download the PDF version of Garden Party for free on Loani’s website – take a look around, check out her other tea cosies and buy her books!