25 April 2008

Bop Bop Pot Top

What do you get when you mix the Koolhaas Hat pattern with a ball of Vintage hues, and a tea pot?


The Bop Bop Pot Top, of course! Name courtesy of my silly teenagers....

Don't the gorgeous colour variations in Vintage Hues work perfectly with the Koolhaas pattern?

Basic pattern is to cast on 72 stitches (or some other multiple of 8), do a few rows of ribbing, then knit the Koolhaas pattern, splitting into two halves knit flat when you need to for the spout and handle holes, then rejoin when the time is right. Make up the top decreases, and finish with an i-cord 'bop' top knot!

A smart idea (ie one I didn't think of until after I'd finished) is to use a bigger needle size around the rounder parts of the tea pot.

And yes, the Koolhaas Hat is done.... I know the pattern off by heart now!

19 comments:

  1. oh so clever! What a great idea! And you make it all sound so easy!

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  2. How clever, love the name and the effect!!!

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  3. Ok, dumb question alert. Why the bigger needles? Does it help with elasticity or does it just increase the width of the final product around the belly of the pot?

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  4. Yeah, the larger needles increase the width of the knitting, without stitch increases, so it sits better around the widest parts of the tea pot :)

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  5. oooh it's gorgeous!
    Those rich jewel colours remind me of belly dancing!
    Love the kool haas too =)
    I'm trying to resist casting one on - it's only getting more difficult to say no!!! =
    xo

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  6. Awesome cozy! Gee, I could use a few of those in different colors . . . you enabler. Thanks!

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  7. Pretty. I own a few tea pots but no cozies. I guess I'll have to rectify that situation.

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  8. That teapot warmer is the bee's knees...well done, but certainly not burnt toast. I'll take mine with one lump, pleez...

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  9. Looks fantastic! Love the colour progression in that yarn, and a perfect project to use it in. hugs

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  10. That's just the most beautifullest thing I've seen indoors all day!

    (It's spring here - outdoors would give it a run for its money.)

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  11. Hurrah for silly teenagers. What a clever idea. A gorgeous tea cozy....what will you come up with next?

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  12. You're so clever! I love it! Im such a copy cat Im off to ferret in the stash, I *know* Ive got some VH in there!

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  13. What a great great idea! And it does look fab in the Vintage Hues as well. My little tea pot needs a cosy...I think this is the pattern!!

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  14. Those colors are so yummy! Once again, you make it all sound so easy:)

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