Aran Sweater Tea Cozy

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Aran Sweater Tea Cozy

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Practice your cables on this miniature aran sweater, which cleverly uses the neck and armholes for the handle and spout!

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Main Color (MC)

Decor | Aran, 87602Edit Color
$6.79

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$5.99

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 7/4.5mm
$9.49

Plastic Straight Cable Needles

3/Pkg
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Aluminum Stitch Holder

3" 1/Pkg
$1.35

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3 small button toggles.

The materials for this project cost $26.61

Abbreviations

C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

T5B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P1, K2 from cable needle.

T5F = Slip next 3 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K3 from cable needle.

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

MATERIALS

Cozy
Patons Decor (100 g/3.5 oz;190 m/208 yds)
Main Color (MC) Aran (87602) 1
To fit 6-8 cup Tea Pot.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm].
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Back
With pair of needles, cast on 38 sts.
1st row: (RS). P2. *K4. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: K2. *P4. K2. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 4 times more, then rep 1st row once.

Next row: (WS-Inc row). K2. *[P1. M1P. P2. M1P. P1. (M1P. K1) twice] twice. P1. M1P. P2. M1P. P1. K2. Rep from * once more. 58 sts.

Proceed in pat as follows: (See Chart on page 3).
1st row: (RS). P2. [(K6. P4) twice. K6. P2] twice.
2nd row: K2. [(P6. K4) twice. P6. K2] twice.
3rd row: P2. [(C6F. P4) twice. C6F. P2] twice.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th to 12th rows: As 1st to 4th rows twice more.
13th row: P2. (K3. T5F. P2. K6. P2. T5B. K3. P2) twice.
14th and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
15th row: P2. [(T5F) twice. K6. (T5B) twice. P2] twice.
17th row: [P4. T5F. (C6F) twice. T5B. P2] twice. P2.
19th row: [P6. (C6B) 3 times. P4] twice. P2.
21st row: [P4. T5B. (C6F) twice. T5F. P2] twice. P2.
23rd row: P2. [(T5B) twice. K6. (T5F) twice. P2] twice.
25th row: P2. (K3. T5B. P2. K6. P2. T5F. K3. P2) twice.
27th to 34th rows: As 1st to 4th rows twice more.

Next row: (RS-Dec row). P2. *[(K2tog. K1) twice. (P2tog) twice] twice. (K2tog. K1) twice. P2. Rep from * once more. 38 sts.
Next row: K2. *P4. K2. Rep from * to end of row. Leave all sts on a st holder.

Right Front
With pair of needles, cast on 19 sts.
1st row: (RS). P1 (front edge). (K4. P2) 3 times.
2nd row: (K2. P4) 3 times. K1.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more, then rep 1st row once.

Next row: (WS-Inc row). K2. [P1. M1P. P2. M1P. P1. (M1P. K1) twice] twice. P1. M1P. P2. M1P. P1. K1. 29 sts.

Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). P1. (K6. P4) twice. K6. P2.
2nd row: K2. (P6. K4) twice. P6. K1.
3rd row: P1. (C6B. P4) twice. C6B. P2.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th to 12th rows: As 1st to 4th rows twice more.
13th row: P1. K3. T5F. P2. K6. P2. T5B. K3. P2.
14th and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
15th row: P1. (T5F) twice. K6. (T5B) twice. P2.
17th row: P3. T5F. (C6F) twice. T5B. P4.
19th row: P5. (C6B) 3 times. P6.
21st row: P3. T5B. (C6F) twice. T5F. P4.
23rd row: P1. (T5B) twice. K6. (T5F) twice. P2.
25th row: P1. K3. T5B. P2. K6. P2. T5F. K3. P2.
27th to 34th rows: As 1st to 4th rows twice more.

Next row: (RS-Dec row). P1. [(K2tog. K1) twice. (P2tog) twice] twice. (K2tog. K1) twice. P2. 19 sts.
Next row: (K2. P4) 3 times. K1. Leave all sts on a st holder.

Left Front
With pair of needles, cast on 19 sts.
1st row: (RS). (P2. K4) 3 times. P1 (front edge).
2nd row: K1. (P4. K2) 3 times.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more, then rep 1st row once.

Next row: (WS-Inc row). K1. [P1. M1P. P2. M1P. P1. (M1P. K1) twice] twice. P1. M1P. P2. M1P. P1. K2. 29 sts.

Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). P2. (K6. P4) twice. K6. P1.
2nd row: K1. (P6. K4) twice. P6. K2.
3rd row: P2. (C6B. P4) twice. C6B. P1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th to 12th rows: As 1st to 4th rows twice more.
13th row: P2. K3. T5F. P2. K6. P2. T5B. K3. P1.
14th and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
15th row: P2. (T5F) twice. K6. (T5B) twice. P1.
17th row: P4. T5F. (C6F) twice. T5B. P3.
19th row: P6. (C6B) 3 times. P5.
21st row: P4. T5B. (C6F) twice. T5F. P3.
23rd row: P2. (T5B) twice. K6. (T5F) twice. P1.
25th row: P2. K3. T5B. P2. K6. P2. T5F. K3. P1.
27th to 34th rows: As 1st to 4th rows twice more.

Next row: (RS-Dec row). P2. [(K2tog. K1) twice. (P2tog) twice] twice. (K2tog. K1) twice. P1. 19 sts.
Next row: K1. (P4. K2) 3 times. Leave all sts on a st holder.

Finishing
1st row: (RS-Joining row). Rib (K4. P2) across 18 sts from Right Front. P2tog over last st of Right Front and first st of Back. Rib across 36 sts of Back. P2tog over last st of Back and first st of Left Front. Rib across rem 18 sts of Left Front. 74 sts.
2nd row: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
Rep last row for 1¼" [3 cm]. Cast off in pat.
Place markers 1¼" [3 cm] up from cast on edge and down from joining row at side edges of Back and Fronts.
Sew side seams to markers, leaving openings for spout and handle.

Buttonhole band: 1st row: (RS). Pick up and knit 42 sts up Right Front edge.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: (Rib across 8 sts. yo. Work 2tog) 3 times. Rib to end of row.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
Cast off in ribbing.

Button band: Work as given for Buttonhole band along Left Front edge, omitting all references to buttonholes.

Handle opening edging: With RS facing and double-pointed needles, pick up and knit 44 sts evenly around handle opening. Divide onto 3 needles (15, 15, 14). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd 4 times more.

Rep for spout opening.