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Desert Island Tea Cosy


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A quirky tea cosy for those with good imagination. On a cold winter’s day, dream of a desert island to escape to. And, if you like, add a few accessories: chocolate, a bottle of something nice, a good book . . . – then sit back and watch the friendly dolphins!

The cosy is knitted flat, with double thickness 8 ply / DK yarn, in an easy stitch that mimics waves. The optional extras are in single yarn with smaller needles. Detailed instructions with photos.

Requirements: 8 ply/DK yarn: dark blue-green x 35 gms light blue-green x 25 gms white x 15 gms sandy yellow x 30 gms dark green x 10 gms light brown x 5 gms plus small amounts of purple, red, orange, pale blue, sage green, dark brown and grey 1 pair 5.5 mm (US 9) needles 1 pair 3.25 mm (US 3) needles large tapestry needle for sewing seams embroidery needle and thread in gold, dark blue small amount dacron toy filling

Independent Designer
Rian Anderson
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scraps of yarn for dolphins, wine bottle, chocolate etc; plus gold embroidery thread for choc.
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