Tea Cosy

Tea Cosy

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Tea is one of life's simplest pleasures, and it's never better than when served the traditional way in a pot kept warm by a knitted cosy. Small fits average 2-cup tea pot; Large fits average 6-cup pot. Size 4.50 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles.

Sizes

Small Tea Cozy
to fit average 2 cup tea pot
Large Tea Cozy
to fit average 6 cup tea pot
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Size:

  • Small Tea Cozy
  • Large Tea Cozy

to fit average 2 cup tea pot

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size F5/3.75mm
$1.99

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Materials not included in this kit:

Size 4.50 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 3.75 mm (U.S. F/5) crochet hook for tab.

The materials for this project cost $5.94

Abbreviations

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

K3(4,n)tog = Knit next 3(4, n)stitches together.

P2tog = purl two stitches together

st(s) = stitch(es)

Tw2R = Knit into front of 2nd stitch on left-hand needle without slipping stitch off needle, then knit into front of 1st stitch and slip both stitches off needle together.

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Small Tea Cozy to fit average 2 cup tea pot
Large Tea Cozy to fit average 6 cup tea pot

MATERIALS

Lily Sugar 'n Cream
SizesSmall Tea CozyLarge Tea Cozy 
Main Color (MC)
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12

GAUGE

19 sts and 32 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with 4.50 mm needles in pat

INSTRUCTIONS

SMALL TEA COSY (Make 2 pieces alike)
Cast on 36 sts.
**1st row: (Wrong side). K3. *P2. K5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. P2. K3.
2nd row: K3. *Tw2R. K5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Tw2R. K3.**
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 3 ins [8 cm] ending with right side facing for next row.

***Shape top: 1st row: K3. *Tw2R. K3. K2tog. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Tw2R. K3.
2nd row: K3. *P2. K4. Rep from * to last 5 sts. P2. K3.
3rd row: K3. *Tw2R. K4. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Tw2R. K3.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: As 3rd row.
6th row: As 2nd row.
7th row: K3. *Tw2R. K2. K2tog. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Tw2R. K3.
8th row: K3. *P2. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
9th row: K3. *Tw2R. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
10th row: As 8th row.
11th row: K1. K2tog. *Tw2R. K1. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row.
12th row: K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
13th row: K2. *Tw2R. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
14th row: As 12th row.
15th row: K2tog. *Tw2R. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row.***
16th row: K1. *P2tog. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 11 sts. Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
Sew 2 pieces tog with a 1-1/2 ins [4 cm] seam at lower edge and a 2 ins [5 cm] seam from top.

Tab: With crochet hook, ch 12. Fasten off. Join in ring at top of Tea Cosy.

LARGE TEA COSY (Make 2 pieces alike)
Cast on 50 sts.
Work from ** to ** as given for Small Tea Cosy.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 4-1/2 [11.5 cm] ending with right side facing for next row.
Work from *** to *** as given for Small Tea Cosy.
16th row: K1. *P2tog. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 15 sts. Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely. Sew 2 pieces tog with a 1-1/2 [4 cm] seam at lower edge and a 2 ins [5 cm] seam from top.

Tab: Work as given for Small Tea Cosy.