Coffee Bean Cafetiere Cosy
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Knit flat, then seamed above and below the handle. Stitches are picked up under the handle so you can button it up. If you like, you can omit the spout hole.
This design is based on an 8 cup cafetiere. It's basically a rectangle, so adjustment for different sizes should be straightforward...
It is helpful to measure your cafetiere with a tape. You will need to know the circumference, height from base to spout, height from spout to the top of the lid (or radius of the lid) and the height from the bottom of the cafetiere to the bottom of the handle, and the top to the top of the handle. It sounds a lot, but every cafetiere is different and knowing these measurements will ensure a good fit.
I used some ‘fluffy’ yarn around the base of the cafetiere, but normal yarn will do just as well.
With 4mm needles, cast on 80 stitches. (or adjust to your size of circumference measurement , just keep it an even number. NB, the coffee bean pattern is a multiple of 10 stitches) If you are using fluffy yarn, you may need to cast on fewer stitches and then increase to 80 when you switch to normal yarn, if the fluffy yarn is a lot thicker.
Work 2 cm in K2, P2 rib, ending with a WS row.
Work about 7cm in st. st. Stripe however you like.
Starting with a RS row, attach 2 different yarns (A and B) to begin coffee bean pattern. (Alternatively, continue striping for 11 rows)
NB diagram available on Ravelry pattern- not sure how to put it on here sorry!
Coffee bean pattern:-
Row 1: *K12A, K12B* repeat 3 times more, to the end of the row
Row 2: * P4A, P2B, P4A, P4B, P2A, P4B* repeat 3 times more
Row 3: *K3A, K1B, K1A, K2B, K3A, K3B, K1A, K1B, K2A, K3B* repeat 3 times more
Row 4: *P2A, P2B, P2A, P2B, P2A, P2B, P2A, P2B, P2A, P2B* repeat 3 times more
Row 5: *K1A, K3B, K1A, K4B, K1A, K1B, K3A, K1B, K4A, K1B* repeat 3 times more
Row 6: *P1A, K3B, K2A, K3B, K1A, K1B, K3A, K2B, K3A, K1B* repeat 3 times more
Row 7: *K2A, K3B, K2A, K1B, K2A, K2B, K3A, K2B, K1A, K2B* repeat 3 times more
Row 8: *P2A, P1B, P2A, P3B, P2A, P2B, P1A, P2B, P3A, P2B* repeat 3 times more
Row 9: *K3A, K1B, K2A, K1B, K3A, K3B, K1A, K2B, K1A, K3B* repeat 3 times more
Row 10: *P4A, P1B, P5A, P4B, P1A, P5B* repeat 3 times more
Row 11: *K12A, K12B* repeat 3 times more, to the end of the row
Tricky bit done!
Work another 2 or 3 cm in st. st. stripes (this should be to the bottom of the spout)
To shape for spout:
With a RS row: K40, cast off 1,turn
Next and every alternate row: Purl all stitches to end, turn.
- K18, cast off 2 stitches, turn
- K16, cast off 2 stitches, turn
- K14, cast off 3 stitches, turn
- Purl to end of row, cut yarn and slip stitches onto a stitch holder
Attach yarn at the other end of the row, cast off 1 stitch, knit to end of row
Next and every alternate row: Purl all stitches on needle, turn
- Cast off 2 stitches, knit to end of row
- Cast off 2 stitches, knit to end of row
- Cast off 3 stitches, knit to end of row
- Purl all stitches on needle, cut yarn
Slip stitches on holder back onto the needle, attach yarn at beginning of the row.
Knit to the spout shaping, cast on 16, knit to end of row.
Work about 2 cm in st. st. stripes , to reach the top of the cafetiere (bottom of the lid).
Shape for top:
*K18, K2tog* repeat to end of row
Purl all stitches on every purl row
*K17, K2tog* repeat to end of row
Continue shaping evenly in this way for about 5 or 6cm. (This is the radius of the top of the cafetiere, reduce/increase this length as necessary)
Next Row: *K2tog* repeat to end of row
Next Row: Purl all stitches
Eyelet row: *K4, yf K2tog* repeat to end of row.
Work another 2cm in st. st. stripes. Cast off.
For the finishing touches, it is helpful to have the cafetiere to hand as you can ‘try it on’ and make as much ribbing as you need. If you aren’t the lucky owner of said cafetiere, the following instructions should do the trick anyway...
With 3 dpns, pick up and knit 10 stitches on either side of the spout opening, and 16 stitches across the top. Work 4 or 5 rows in K2, P2 rib. Cast off.
Sew up seam from the top of the cosy to about where the top of your handle begins (anywhere between 2 and 10 cms!)
Sew up seam from the bottom of the cosy to about where the bottom of your handle begins (around 2-4 cm)
Pick up and knit around the handle with 4 dpns (4 stitches top and bottom, about 30 stitches at the sides)
Work 3 rows in K2, P2 rib.
Keeping to rib pattern, create button hole in the centre of one of the sides by *yf, K2tog*
Work another couple of rows in rib (enough to join up with button under your handle) Cast off.
Sew on a nice, shiny button.
Knit a 3 stitch I-chord to fit through the eyelets. (knot at each end to stop it falling out)
Get the kettle on! (and a cake.. you deserve it after all that hard work :-) )