Felted Citrus Tea Cozies
About the Design
I was inspired to make these citrus cozies, because of my own tea-drinking habits.
Many tea drinkers put a slice of lemon in their tea, but I prefer orange juice. So, I thought, why not make tea cozies to represent these citrus fruit we use in our tea!
Hence, the lemon, orange, and lime slices, knit a little larger than desired size and then felted.
I used Oasis Aussi Wool, a chunky-bulky wt. soft wool yarn for the cozies. It feels nice while knitting, felts wonderfully, is reasonably priced, and comes in a wide range of solid colors.
Finished Dimensions- Knit (Felted)
- 2-cup/4-cup (2-cup/4-cup)
- Width: 13.5 / 17.5” (11.5 / 14”)
- Height: 7 / 8.5” (5.75 / 7.25”
4-cup cozy (orange): 1 hank each W08 Natural, W13 Honeymoon, and W14 Sunset
4-cup cozy (lime): 1 hank each W08 Natural, W34 Sassy Lime, and W52 Willow Bough
2-cup cozy (lemon): 1 hank each W08 Natural, W12 Lemonade, and W13 Honeymoon
Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4″ (10 cm) with size 10 ndls or size to give gauge.
Substitute Yarn Weight: chunky-bulky wool (not superwash!)
Skill Level: Beginner