Make 2 pieces alike.
With B, cast on 67 sts.
1st row:(WS). Knit.
2nd row:K2. *With A, K7. Pass B over A, K7. Pass A over B. Rep from * to last 9 sts. With A, K7, pass B over A. With B, K2.
3rd row:With B, K2. Bring B to front and pass over A. Bring A to back. *K7. Bring A to front of work. Pass B over A to back. With B, K7. Rep from * to last 9 sts. Bring A to back. K7.
Bring A to front of work. Pass B over A to back. With B, K2.
4th rowWith B, K2. Pass A under B and rep from * as given for 2nd row.
Rep 3rd and 4th rows work from beg piece measures 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending on a 3rd row.
Shape top: 1st row:Work as established for pleat pat, knitting tog 3rd and 4th sts of each pleat. 58 sts rem.
Work 3 rows even in pat.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 49 sts rem.
Next row:Work as established, knitting tog 2nd and 3rd sts in each pleat. 40 sts rem.
Next row Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 31 sts rem.
Next row:With B, K2tog. *With A, K3tog. With B, K3tog. Rep from * to last 5 sts. With A, K3tog. With B, K2tog. 15 sts rem.
Break yarn, leaving a length of yarn.
Thread B through rem loops. Draw up and fasten securely.
Pom-pom:(Make 1 each with A and B).
Wind yarn around 3 fingers approx 60 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center.
Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape.
Sew side and top seams, leaving openings for handle and spout. Attach pom-poms to top of Tea Cosy.