A couple of weeks ago one of friends at work decided to hold a Tuesday Tea Party one lunchtime to raise sponsorship money for her friend who is running the London Marathon to raise money for Cancer Research on behalf of her Father who has beaten cancer three times.
The least I could do to help with Becky's efforts was offer to knit a tea cosy to be raffled at the event. I looked at various lovely patterns (thanks Glittr Girl!) but settled on this pattern from Joelle Hoverson's 'Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
The pattern suggests cashmere yarn and 5mm needles, but I knitted it with less than one skein of Dream in Color Classy, on 4.5mm needles. The pattern is basically just a long rectangle of a deliciously textured waffle stitch, with is then sewn into a tube. It would be easy to modify to use a provisional cast-on and kitchener stitch or a three needle cast-off, but I was under pressure to get this finished quickly so stuck to the pattern.
I was really pleased with the end result and more importantly, so was the winner of the raffle!