Having spent the day in Glasgow thinking about the more artistic side of knitting I came home to a more kitsch incarnation of the craft.
This years Blackpool Knitting Group trip to Woolfest was a great success, despite the rain, and a number of group members came home with Cupcake cosied Ferrero Rochers as gifts for friends. These were being sold to raise funds for the local air ambulance charity. Group members expressed an interest in making some to sell to raise group funds, and as our next craft fair is in December we thought a seasonal theme would be appropriate. In pervious years knitted decorations have sold well so we decided to combine the idea of seasonal themed Ferrero Rocher covers that you could hang on the tree. So here’s the first example – a christmas pudding, tree hanging Ferrero Rocher cosy:
I kept it as simple as possible so that even our beginner knitters could have a go. It’s knitted flat in garter stitch then sewn up. The leaves and berries are a little fiddly, but more experienced knitters can help with these if need be. The hanging loop shown is a simple 20 chain crochet chain, but loops can be made from plaiting three strands of yarn if you prefer.
Also you can make cosies without a hanging loop for place settings or table decorations:
The pattern can be found here