Foxy Teacosy by Beverley Laundry

Foxy Teacosy

Knitting
December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Small, Large, Custom
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The Foxy Teacosy is worked from the bottom up, starting flat and joining to knit in the round for the top third (The ears and top). The top is grafted together with Kitchener stitch. The nose portion is added last. Stitches are picked up across the middle at the colour change and the nose is knitted back towards the bottom. It is then stretched into place and secured with a nose button at the centre bottom.

The finished cosy is a rectangle shape with a gap on one side for the spout. Two buttons secure the other side around the teapot handle. The shape of the teapot brings foxy to life.

All teapots are not created equal. The foxy cosy works best with a round, chubby teapot. Teapots with straight sides will stretch the cosy in different ways and may not form Foxy’s ears as desired. For the best results, you should measure your teapot, work out your gauge and custom knit Foxy to fit.

I have provided the stitch and row counts that I used for both my large white teapot and my small brown teapot. My larger cosy also fits quite nicely on my recently acquired steel teapot, though it doesn’t allow for the extruding handle on top.

Foxy uses less than 50g of 8ply (DK) in 1 colour plus a small amount of white. I used acrylic yarn, but wool will keep your tea warm better.