Halloween Themed Turnip Tea Cosy.

Here you will find a free knitting pattern for a Halloween themed Turnip tea cosy prepared from double knitting yarn.
The free knitting pattern below produces a beautiful tea cosy, which can be personalised by adding your own bewitching / scary features onto the tea cosy.  

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50g Double Knitting Yarn in Cream
25g Double Knitting Yarn in Purple or Dark Pink
1 x 3.25mm Knitting Needles 
1 x 3.75mm Knitting Needles Wool Needle


sts      Stitches      
P     Purl (number after it refers to how many stitches to Purl)      
    Knit (number after it refers to how many stitches to knit)
 K2tog     Knit two together (knit next two stitches together as if they were a single stitch (decreasing a stitch)
    Slip next stitch onto needle without knitting it    
 PSSO      Pass slip stitch over.      
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     instructions within square brackets to be repeated as specified after bracket
Body of Tea Cosy (make 2): 

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 28 stitches in cream   
Row 1:  [K2, P2] repeat to end 
Row 2:  P2, [K2, P2] repeat to end 
Repeat these 2 rows until a further 2 times (6 rows)
Change to 3.75mm needles and work 17 rows of stocking stitch starting and ending on a knit row.
Change to purple yarn and continue working in stocking stitch until work measures 3.25 inches or 8cm.
Commence shaping:
Row 1:  K2, S1, K1, PSSO, [K4, S1, K1, PSSO] repeat to last 6 sts K4, K2tog   (23 sts)

Row 2:  Purl to end
Row 3:  K1, S1, K1, PSSO, [K3, S1, K1, PSSO] repeat to last 5 sts K3, K2tog   (18sts)
Row 4:  Purl to end
Row 5:  K2tog, [K2, S1, K1, PSSO] repeat to end    (13 sts)
Row 6:  Purl to end
Row 7:  [K1, S1, K1, PSSO] repeat to end   (9 sts)
Row 8:  Purl to end
Row 9:  K1 [YFWD, K2tog] repeat to last stitch K1   
Row 10:  Purl to end
Row 11:  [K1, M1 (by picking up horizontal loop between the stitches)] repeat to last stitch
Work three rows in stocking stitch starting with a purl row.  Cast off in purl.

To make Up:
Join top of tea cosy together.  If available fit around tea pot and mark the points at which the spout and the handle will need to fit through the tea cosy.  Remove from tea pot and join the sides together, leaving gaps where marked for the spout and handle.   Secure ends and sew in.  

Thread the cords through the holes at the top and gather 
Fit the cosy to the pot and mark the desired position for features.
Using black yarn to embroider features onto the tea cosy, by attaching felt features onto the tea cosy create a scary face onto the tea cosy

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