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Plant Cozy Pattern by Jennifer of Jaykay Knits

March 25, 2016

We have an adorable knitting pattern to share today, just in time for the first week of spring! Well, Spring for some of us, anyhow. We aren’t forgetting about you lovely Australian readers ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’re looking for a quick DIY project this weekend, we recommend trying this Plant Cozy Pattern by our friend Jennifer Kelley Sadler (aka Jaykay Knits). ย We saw her post the pattern on her Instagram feed, and asked if she mightย share with the FibreShare folks. ย We’re so thrilled that she agreed!!

Please read on for the scoop on this sweet Spring project, and remember to visit Jennifer afterwards – her blogย is so gorgeous! ย If you do knit up your own plant cozy, please get in touch to let us know –ย we’d love to see a picture of how yours turns out.


Plant Cozy

by Jennifer Kelley Sadler

Plant Cozy Knitting Pattern by Jennifer Kelley Sadler of Jay Kay Knits

A few weeks ago, I bought a few hyacinth bulbs from the store. After setting them on a sunny window sill and admiring them for a day or two, I decided that the ugly pots they came in needed to be covered up. I knew I was going to plant the bulbs outside after they finished blooming indoors this year, so I didn’t want to take the time to re-pot them since they were just temporarily inside. So I decided to knit little covers for them! I grabbed some leftover wool I had naturally dyed with madder and alkanet root, and went to work. Less than an hour, I had two new pot covers. Now that the hyacinths have bloomed and the bulbs have been planted outside to bloom next spring, I’ve moved the covers to a couple of other plants that live in our spare room. They add a nice colorful touch to an otherwise dreary pot!

Plant Cozy Pattern by Jay Kay Knits

Pattern

This pattern is to fit a smallish pot – about 5″ x 3.5″. It can easily be adapted for a larger pot.

With aran weight wool & US 8 needles, cast on 40 stitches & join for knitting in the round.

knit 7 rounds.

next round, *k2tog, k8* โ€“ repeat until end of round.

knit 3 rounds.

next round, *k2tog, k7* โ€“ repeat until end.

knit 3 rounds.

next round, *k2tog, k6* โ€“ repeat until end.

knit 3 rounds.

bind off, slide on pot & enjoy!

Plant Cozy Knitting Pattern by Jennifer Kelley Sadler

You can visit Jennifer some more here:

Jaykay Knits Blog

Jaykay Knits Instagramย 

Jaykay Knits on Ravelry

Jennifer Kelley Sadler - Knitting Pattern Designer - Jaykay Knits

Jennifer has kindly published this pattern with no restrictions! ย ..Meaning, if you knit a ton of plant cozies and want to sell them, it’s okay by her. ย We hope you’ll swing by her Instagram feed to thank her for the pattern, though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, if you’re a Ravelry user, you can add this pattern to your queueย here:ย http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/plant-cozy

Jaykay Knits Plant Cozy Knitting Pattern

 

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