Tension: 17 sts+24rows 10cm
You will need:
-2x75 gr wool (aprox 1 1/2 balls)
-6mm (UK10) needle
-1m of ribbon
-k2tog=knit 2 together
-sl=slip stitches from left to right
-sl purlwise=slip stitches as if starting purl sts
I found this pattern from "craftseller" magazine. The great thing about it is that it's copyright free.
-row1: k1,(k2,p2) repeat to last 4 sts, k2,p1,sl1 purlwise.
-row2: repeat the following rows up to row 60 as row 1.
-row61: (eyelet row): k1, (k2,yo,k2tog); repeat 9 times, k3, sl1 purlwise.
-row62: k all sts.
-row 63: cast off.
Do the pattern twice to get both sides of the tea cosy.
stitch the bottom corners together making sure the eyelets are at the top in both parts, close the side seams from the top down for about 8 cm(3 1/4 inch). Darn in loose ends.
Sew the elastic around the bottom of the cosy, remember to stretch it before sewing.
Thread the ribbon through the eyelets, pull together and make a bow across the top of the tea cosy.
Trim the ends of the ribbon.