I read and subscribe to various blogs. Some are about knitting and some are not. Kate Davies’ blog, “needled,” is one knitting blog I read regularly. I have a link to it on the right side of the screen. I truly admire her.
She recently published a pattern that I fell in love with instantly.
The Sheep Carousel tea cozy.
I’ve only purchased one kit previously and I decided to treat myself to another one. It’s sent, I mean dispatched, from Jamison & Smith. I usually wrap a tea towel around my teapot to keep it warm but once finished my teapot will be very fashionable and warm in Jamison & Smith 100% Shetland wool.
I ordered it on July 7 and it was dispatched from the UK on the 9th. It was waiting for me when I got home from work today.
The pattern (a bit wrinkled and crinkled):
A close-up of the project bag (squee!!)*:
The back of the booklet:
A couple of the techniques are a bit daunting for me. I’ve done stranded colorwork, corrugated ribbing (semi-successfully), i-cords and centered double decreases. Steeks scare me. A lot. What? Cut my knitting? Are you nuts?!? Vikkel braids look so interesting.
There is enough yarn to make two tea cozies. My teapot can have two outfits: one with moorit (brown) sheep and one with white sheep.
I only hope I do this pattern, yarn and designer justice.
I scrolled back up to make sure I really did see the squee. You’re funny! Adorable tea cozy!
Great looking tea cozy. Good luck.
Can’t wait to see it all done.
You drink tea????
That is the most awesome pattern ever! I would so go out and buy a teapot just for that cozy to fit on. LOL. Be sure to post the pics of it when you finish it!
This is going to be so pretty! I follow her blog too, but I don’t get to it often enough to read it regularly. I will enjoy following your progress as you attempt a steek. I’ve not done that. The vikkel braids are I think similar to lateral braids which I did a tutorial for on my blog awhile back. Let me know if it might be helpful! Thanks for your post. I am going to go check out needled again now!
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