A Mad Tea-Party by Verena Zeilinger

A Mad Tea-Party

October 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Seed Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
153 - 186 yards (140 - 170 m)
Teapot / French press
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Remember the Mad Tea-party Alice is partizipating in Wonderland with the Mad Hatter
and the March Hare? One of the most memorable scenes in Literature for me. Imagine
various cups and teapots in many, fabulous colours spread over the table. Wonderful!
But how to keep your teapot warm? Or the coffee in your French press?
The solution: Cozies! Crazy, colourful cozies for both your teapot and your French
press, similar crazy as the imagined pots and cups of the Wonderland Tea-party.
These cozies are worked bottom-up, starting with an I-Cord-Cast-On and using a bulky
weight yarn. The background is worked solid in one colour and seed stitch, the nupps
change colours each round and the crown features all 3 used colours in garter stitch
stripes. The loop on top is intended for hanging up the cozies while not using them, like
a kitchen towel or a potholder. Grab your needles! Let’s make a trip to Wonderland!
This pattern contains instructions for both a teapot cozy and a French press cozy!

Materials: 1x 6mm/US 10 circular needles (or double pointed
needles, choose preferred method!)
1x tapestry needle (to weave in yarn ends and doing
kitchener stitch)
1x marker (for beginning of round)

Yarn: Bulky Weight Yarn: Tea Cozy: approx. 170g or 170m/186yds
French Press Cozy: approx. 140g or 140m/153yds

Tea Cozy: MC – approx. 100g or 100m/109.4yds // CC1 – approx. 40g or 40m/43.8yds // CC2 – approx. 30g or 30m/32.7yds
Have in mind that yardage is an estimate!
Yarn shown in pictures: Ístex Álafoss Lopi (100m/109.4yds = 100g), in colours 9982/Lake Blue (MC), 1236/Burnt Orange (CC1), 0056/Light Ash Heather (CC2)

French Press Cozy: MC – approx. 85g or 85m/93yds // CC1 – approx. 30g or 30m/33yds // CC2 – approx. 25g or 25m/27yds
Have in mind that yardage is an estimate!
Yarn shown in pictures: Ístex Álafoss Lopi (100m/109.4yds = 100g), in colours 9970/Raspberry Heather (MC), 9964/Golden Heather (CC1), 9384/Copper (CC2)

Gauge: 3.5sts x 6rows = 2.5cm/1inch using Seed Stitch

Skills: Seed Stitch, Garter Stitch, I-Cord-Cast On, making nupps, Kitchener Stitch (all techniques are explained in the pattern or have a link to a tutorial!)

Measurements (after blocking, lying flat):
Tea Cozy: Height: approx. 26cm / 10.6in
Width: approx. 33cm / 13in

French Press Cozy: Height: approx. 27cm / 10.2in
Width: approx. 24cm / 9.5in