How to host a Mad Knitter’s tea party

Mad about knitting? Size up these top tips for throwing a spectacular Mad Knitter’s party

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Knitted cowl in Mollie Makes 44

Since featuring the Autumn knitted caplet and cowl duo by Fiona Goble in Mollie Makes 44 we’ve been on the hunt for the most far-fetched knitting party ideas. We’re curious to see what a Mad Knitter’s themed tea party would look like, aren’t you? We rounded up these ultra crazy patterns, projects and wildly exaggerated knitting images. Let our top ten picks fuel your imagination!

Prepare yourself for a whole world of peculiar knitting…

1. Invitation only

Get in the Mad Knitter’s zone by yarnbombing your stationery. Write tea party invitations with cosied pencils and if you’re a fan of crochet we have a tutorial for crochet envelopes, too.

Knitted pencil cosy

2. Decoration

You have a theme, now it’s time to festoon your pad in woolly curiosities! Via

Yarnbomb home knitted garland

3. Seating plan

Well, not so much seating plan but planning the seating. Here’s an upcycled IKEA chair cosy pattern by Knits for Life – comfy.

Yarn Bombed Crochet Chair

4. Get bizarro knitting needles

Jumbo knitting needles

…or settle for limb knitting

Arm knitting


5. Entertain us

Entertainment is crucial. Apart from your knitting needle stash (as mentioned above), your guests will expect to be amused. Introducing the knitting clock: the timepiece that busts out a scarf in 365 days – chucklesome. Via

Knitting Clock

6. Sort the transport

Make haste! Book a joyride in a yarn-a-van! Via

Yarnbomb caravan

7. Hit the decks

You can’t host a party without party tunes. Scratch the turnies with the best DJ set, ever! ©

Yarb bomb wall DJ set

8. Dress to impress

Chunky knit scarf and hat

via Pinterest

9. Get your hair did

Yarnbombed hair

via Pinterest

10. Serve the tea

Forget the China. At this shindig only the best fibre tea set will do.

Knitted tea set


Crazy tea cosy

via Pinterest

Subscribers, lookout for the simple tea cosy pattern in Mollie Makes 45 (Subs Club section). Expect your copy early on 19 September 2014.