When I saw the Rosie Posy Tea Cosy in The Knitter magazine, Issue Two...I couldn't wait to make it!
Rosie Posy is the clever creation of Australian designer Loani Prior. Loani loves tea cosies! She is the author of Wild Tea Cosies which features 24 tea cosy patterns, including the Rosie Posy. If you are a member on Ravelry ...the pattern is free!
Vintage Knit Tea Cosy Booklet
Tea cosies have been around a long time. If you're not sure exactly what a tea cosy is, think of it as a little knit sweater for the teapot to keep the pot insulated and the tea warm.
Tea cosies have flourished both in Britain and America since the late 1800's. They were quite popular in the 1940's and 50's judging by all the vintage knitting patterns from that era.
Tea Cosies are back in style thanks to the resurgence and popularity of tea and knitting. Many vintage tea cosy patterns have even been restyled for today's more "stylish" knitter.
I love tea, knitting and roses so the Rosie Posy Tea Cosy is just my cup of tea!
Tomorrow I am taking the Rosie Posy Tea Cosy class at Knitique . The owner Danielle is teaching the class and having a tea party,too! The best part is, Danielle always makes understanding the pattern so much easier!
My tea cosy will be knit in Berocco Comfort DK yarns in colors to match my Royal Winton Chintz tea ware. I will post photos of my Rosie Posy as soon as it is finished!
I am off to enjoy a cup of tea...more later!