Just before Christmas, my eldest son (Damien) asked me if I could knit him a tea cosy Naturally I confidently said “Yes” and worried about it later! Well, of course, I could find all sorts of patterns – in crochet. Eventually, I located one in an old pattern book: Patons Bazaar Time 172. In fact, it contains a few, but I could only envision making one of them. The Chunky Mock Cable Tea Cosy looked fairly simple, even if it did mean learning to use a cable needle. The problem I had was that I didn’t have enough yarn to make it in one colour. As a result, it’s made out of red on one side and black on the other, with a bottom border with the other colour on each side. Jenny thinks it looks like a can-can dancer LOL!