Project #004: The Debi Birkin Sack of Mice Tea Cosy


The sack of mice tea cosy was such a nice little project, one that I could dip in and out of at leisure.  Not that I needed a reason to knit this, but we thought that Daddy Rivett’s Mum would like it for her Birthday.

Yarns used for this project were all Sirdar Bonus knit in Walnut, Cream, Light Pink, Chocolate and Sliver Grey.  All yarn for this project was purchased from our friends at Deramores.  The pattern is available on line from Debi Birkin’s website, both links can be found to the left.

I made a couple of changes to the make up of the pattern including glass eyes for the mice and darted on the limbs.  I also used a twisted cord in light pink shaped permanently with Fray Check.   The back of the sack is embroidered in Butterfly Chain Stitch which I think gives subtle character.

Happy Birthday Mummy Dawn as we present to you Debi Birkin’s Sack of Mice or, as we call it in our house, “Mouse Bum”

Happy Knitting