Cranberry Cottage Tea Cozy by Melissa Kelenske

Cranberry Cottage Tea Cozy

Knitting
October 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
210 yards (192 m)
small (6-8 cups), large (8-12 cups)
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Tea--one of life’s simple pleasures. It seems to represent--just by the very nature of completing the ritual (heating the water, swirling the leaves in the cup, waiting until just the right moment to take the first sip)--peace and quiet. Slowing down, if just for a few moments. What better way to elongate those few moments than knitting a sweater for the teapot itself? A tea cozy creates a wooly barrier between the warm pot and the cool air, giving you even more time to sit…and knit! Ours features a foldover ribbed turtleneck (that leaves easy access to the lid) and a clever pocket (that’s sewn on later) to hold several teabags.

This pattern includes instructions for two sizes--to fit both a standard (6-8 cup) and large (8-12 cup) pot. The larger version is pictured.

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