Fun and Fancy Tea Cozy by Carol Huebscher Rhoades
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Fun and Fancy Tea Cozy

Knitting
October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
950 yards (869 m)
20.5" circumference and 9.25" tall

Whenever I serve tea, whether just for myself or for friends, I always have a tea cozy on hand to cover the pot so the tea will stay warm. This cozy is practical in several ways—the double layers plus stranding really hold in the heat; making the cozy provides practice with a provisional cast-on; and it can be used for informal or formal teas depending on which side you display. If you don’t have a teapot, you can always wear this cozy as a cap!

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 20.5” circumference and 9.25” tall.

Yarn Weight 1

Yarn SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon): natural (cream; MC), 1 skein.

SweetGeorgia Yarns Party of Five Mini-Skein Set (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon): sea to sky, 1 set of 5 skeins.

Needles Size 1.5 (2.5 mm): 24” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.

Gauge 30 sts and 38 rnds = 4” in charted patt.

Note Both halves of this reversible tea cozy are worked in the round from the bottom up from a provisional cast-on. The second half is tucked inside the first half.