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Say “I Love You” With This Cup Cake Valentine’s Cosy!

February is the month of love, and if your Valentine likes tea, making them this cosy is a great way to say “I love you”!

Valentines I Love You Tea Cosy

Designed by Claire Garland from her cottage by the sea in Penzance, this tea cosy pattern is a quick and easy one knit up in less than a day.  Claire is the founder of Dot Pebbles – a collection of cute knitted dolls and outfits which you make yourself.  She also makes knitted toys and creatures, and has a few books available full of knitting patterns, including Knitted Babes,  Knit and Purl Pets, and Toys to Sew, which can be found on her website

This Valentine tea cosy was knitted with Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Chunky and is worked on 5mm (US8) double pointed needles, with the cup cake and hearts knitted afterwards and sewn on top.

You can follow Claire’s blog here.

Cute Christmas Cosies to Knit!

We said we would feature some free Christmas tea cosies for you to get your teeth into, so here is the first one 🙂  This festive ribbed tea cosy was designed by Frankie Brown (thanks Frankie for the submission!). 

Christmas Tree Snowman Tea Cosy

Double Sided Christmas Tree and Snowman Tea Cosy

The tea cosy is made in rib stitch and the snowman and christmas tree designs are knitted and sewn on afterwards.  Instructions are clearly written out to knit each part, the snowman himself, his hat and scarf, the snowballs and the christmas tree, which is then decorated.

Snowman Tea Cosy

 

 

 

 

We featured Frankie recently when we found one of her free knitting patterns online.  She asks that if you do make one of her patterns that you leave a donation on her Just Giving Page.  For more festive Christmas knits, garlands, blankets and toys, see her Ravelry.

Click to download the Christmas Tea Cosy pdf!

Fairy Cupcake Teapot Cosy

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 🙂

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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.

Elisabeth’s Tea Mitten Pattern

This week’s free tea cosy knitting pattern is the snug fitting “Tea_Mitten” designed by Elisabeth Kleven from Canada.

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Elisabeth designed this teapot cosy so it wouldn’t have to be completely removed, making it more difficult to lose! The lid is uncovered so the tea can be topped up, and cleverly, she has created a “thumb gusset” for the spout, ensuring the tea stays toasty warm and cosy until the very second it is poured into the teacup. The rib in the pattern ensures the cosy is snug against the pot – Elisabeth says it was designed not to obscure her teapot ‘s “lovely curves”, and the flap around the handle keeps everything secure.

Knitted Tea Cosy Mitten by Elisabeth Kleven

Elisabeth learned to knit as a teenager because she wanted to make a Harry Potter scarf.  (I made one of them too!!)  She kindly let us use her free pattern this week so make sure you pay her ravelry page a visit to check out her other knitting patterns!

Tea Cosy Corner

Ok so the sun has taken his hat off, the nights are drawing in, and we’re starting to lack the enthusiasm to go out now here at Cosy Tea head quarters.  So what better than to go home, snuggle up on the sofa in some woolly socks (yes it is that cold in my house) and get knitting tea cosies?

We’ve decided to feature here, once a week when possible, a Tea Cosy Corner, showcasing our favourite free tea cosy knitting patterns.  Our designer is currently working on a seasonal pumpkin knitting pattern, which we will share the results of next week!

..Here’s a sneak preview 🙂

pumpkin tea cosy in progress

 

If you have a free knitting pattern for a tea cosy or a mug cosy, and you would like to submit to Tea Cosy Corner then please get in touch – we will be publishing our favourite ones so watch this space! The more festive and funky the better 🙂

The tea has landed!

Happy days at Cosy HQ – because yesterday our first full shipment of tea arrived and boy, does the warehouse smell fantastic! Fresh peppermint and creamy vanilla cannot be held back by mere packaging and are flooding the air with their beautiful scent. It’s a pretty nice place to hang out right now. The orders are flooding in too – which is hugely exciting as it means that within a matter of weeks, Cosy is going to be out there in an ever-increasing number of cafés for punters to slurp! I just can’t wait to stumble across it when I’m out and about – I just hope people enjoy it as much as we do.

On the knitting front, the novices amongst us have been taking our first tentative steps towards ‘casting on’ and knitting a few tricky rows. Purl stitch is a subject of much debate, as despite following various clear instructions, we’re not entirely sure any of us have actually achieved it…Something is obviously going wrong. Needless to say, with such pitiful progress, we are still oceans away from knitting an actual tea cosy.

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Nicola's free Wave Rib Tea Cosy pattern can be found on our website

Peppermint Cosy Tea Packaging

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginners, see this great ‘How to Knit Guide’ to get you started!  For those of you who have mastered the basics, a lovely lady called Nicola has given us her free pattern for a wave-rib tea cosy – just like the one featured on the Peppermint Tea pack. It’s free to download on our website www.cosy-tea.com, or on the ‘Free Patterns’ link at the top of your screen.