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Devonshire Strawberry Picker Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Devonshire Strawberry Picker
Devonshire Strawberry Picker
Devonshire Strawberry Picker knitting pattern
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Devon Cream Tea

Description

The Devonshire strawberry picker tea cosy was inspired by Devon’s Edwardian garden farmers. I thought it was such a lovely image, out picking strawberries in the Devonshire countryside, and strawberries always make you feel summery. I also liked the idea of a Devonshire tea, and this tea cosy makes me think of Devon cream teas with hot tea and fresh strawberries; what could be more perfect?

The lady is dressed in old style clothing of the era, a big dress and a mop hat, and she is wearing an apron to protect her dress, whilst she’s out picking strawberries. Her dress is red, and she is wearing a green shawl to make her look a bit like a strawberry, after all, they do you say that you are what you eat.

She has a basket of strawberries and she has picked another to add to the basket. The strawberries are cute, and you can either paint or embroider the yellow seeds onto them. I painted the spots on.

Around the back of the cosy, you will see her apron strings tied in a bow, and a little snail who is rather partial to strawberries too.

The frill on the tea cosy is attached to the main cosy part by knitting stitches from two needles together, this means that the bottom of the cosy remains stretchy. If the frill were sewn on, it would feel more restrictive when pulling the cosy over the teapot.

With so many people out there enjoying ‘Pick Your Own’ farms and green fingered people growing their own strawberries in gardens, I thought a strawberry picking tea cosy would be enjoyed by lots of people.

The perfect tea cosy for strawberry lovers.

This Tea Cosy:

  • is made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints

What you will need to make the pattern

5.5 mm, UK size 5 or US size 9 knitting needles,
4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Knitting needles,
3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles,
136g Stylecraft Special DK Claret,
39g Stylecraft Special DK White,
23g Stylecraft Special DK Walnut,
20g Stylecraft Special DK Cypress,
19g Stylecraft Special DK Citron,
76g Stylecraft Special DK Lipstick,
97g Stylecraft Special DK Teal,
76g Hayfield Bonus DK Flesh Tone,
A small amount of Black DK to embroider on face,
Yellow Pebeo Setacolor 3D Gloss Effect Fabric Paint or yellow embroidery thread,
Stuffing.

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