A friend asked if I knew of a simpel pattern for a coffee pot cosy - for a cafetiere pot. It's been in my mind a while to knit one for myself, so this spurred me on, and this is what I came up with
Knitted in double knitting, it's a good way of using up odd balls and wee scraps; tension (gauge) isn;t vital, and the dimensions are easily adjustable. I knitted mine in rib so it would hug the pot, but stotcking stitch would be fine, only using rib/moss/garter stitch for firmer borders perhaps.
This is the pattern for mine:
With double knitting wool and size 4mm straight needles, cast on 50 stitches. Work in K1 P1 rib until you reach the height of your coffee pot, to just below the pouring spout - mine is 42 rows. Cast off in rib.
Turn your work sideways on and pick up and knit 8 stitches close to one edge, work 7 rows garter stitch, cast off. Repeat at other edge, giving you two tabs (these go above and below the handle)
Sew other ends of tabs to the other side of the body:
There you have it - simple, quick and thrifty coffee pot cosy :) It's a nice project that would lend itself to all sorts of interpretations, yarn and design wise. Something wild and wacky to brighten up the breakfast table would be good - watch this space!
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