Beehive Tea Cozy

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Beehive Tea Cozy

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Easy-to-remember switches between knit and purl rows make this pattern simple to follow and rewarding to finish. Create a textured beehive and decorate it with little bee appliqués when you’re done!

Single Size
Approx 8½" x 9" [21.5 x 23 cm] to fit 6-8 cup tea pot.
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The materials for this project cost $23.47

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  • Single Size

Approx 8½" x 9" [21.5 x 23 cm] to fit 6-8 cup tea pot.

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Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Roving | Yellow, 77615Edit Color
$16.98

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 10/6mm
$6.49

Materials not included in this kit:

Black and gold worsted weight yarn. White sewing thread. Small piece of cardboard. Glue.

 

The materials for this project cost $23.47

Abbreviations

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 8½" x 9" [21.5 x 23 cm] to fit 6-8 cup tea pot.

MATERIALS

Cozy
Patons Classic Wool Roving (100 g/3.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Yellow (77615) 2
Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Optional bee applique: Black and gold worsted weight yarn. White sewing thread. Small piece of cardboard. Glue.

GAUGE

15 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st.
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Front And Back (make 2 pieces alike).
Cast on 27 sts loosely.
1st row: (RS). Knit. Place markers at each end of last row.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: Purl.
4th to 8th rows: Rep last 2 rows twice more, then rep 2nd row once.
9th row: (RS-Make pleat). *Pick up horizontal loop at WS of st from marked row directly below next st and place on left-hand needle. Knit this stitch tog with next st on needle. Rep from * to end of row. 27 sts.
10th row: Purl.
11th row: Knit.
12th row: Purl.
13th row: Knit. Place markers at each end of last row.
Rep 2nd to 13th rows 3 times more, then rep 2nd to 10th rows once more.

Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K2. *K2tog. K3. Rep from * to end of row. 22 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Knit. Place markers at each end of last row.
4th row: Knit.
5th row: Purl.
6th to 10th rows: Rep last 2 rows twice more, then rep 2nd row once.
11th row: (RS-Make pleat). *Pick up horizontal loop of st from marked row directly below next st . Place beside next st on left-hand needle and K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 22 sts.
12th row: Purl.
13th row: K2. *K2tog. K2. Rep from * to end of row. 17 sts.
14th to 22nd rows: As 2nd to 10th rows.
23rd row: (RS-Make pleat). *Pick up horizontal loop of st from marked row directly below next st . Place beside next st on left-hand needle and K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 17 sts.
24th row: Purl.
25th row: K2. *K2tog. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 12 sts.
26th to 34th rows: As 2nd to 10th rows.
35th row: (RS-Make pleat). *Pick up horizontal loop of st from marked row directly below next st. Place beside next st on left-hand needle and K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 12 sts.
36th row: Purl.
37th row: (K2tog) 6 times. 6 sts.
38th row: P2. P2tog. P2. 5 sts.
39th row: K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K1. 3 sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end and draw tightly through rem 3 sts.

FINISHING
Sew side seams allowing pleats to lie flat and sewing through all thicknesses. Leave openings for handle and spout approx 4½" [11.5 cm] on each side.

Optional bee applique: Cut cardboard to measure ¼" x ¾" [.5 x 2 cm]. Secure black yarn at back with glue and wrap around cardboard to cover completely. Wrap gold yarn to make 3 stripes. With white sewing thread, embroider eyes. Make wings with 8 strands of sewing thread and stitch with loops at either side of body. Sew to Tea Cozy.