Two for Tea by Amy Barker

Two for Tea

November 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
490 - 735 yards (448 - 672 m)
Finished width 7½"; Finished length 7½"
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “There was a time when no self-respecting hostess would serve her guests from a (gasp!) naked teapot. Today we are a little more open-minded about these matters, but maybe those ladies were on to something - a knitted cozy does keep your tea toasty warm. I’m a three-cup-a-day tea drinker (Earl Grey, black, two sugars) and a knitter as well, so putting together a tea cozy seemed logical. But the frilly patterns out there left me cold. I wanted something with a sense of humor to fit in with my retro kitchen (emphasis on kitsch), and this is the result. These 8-ball and Coffee, Tea or Me? cozies fit a classic four-cup teapot and will keep your tea hot, hot, hot!”


  • Fits a classic 4-cup teapot
  • Finished width 7½“
  • Finished length 7½“

Special Skills: Intarsia/Duplicate Stitch


  • Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted (100% wool, 100g/245 yds) 8 BALL
  • MC: 1 skein #601 Pepper
  • CC: 1 skein #740 Snow COFFEE, TEA, OR ME? (CTOM)
  • MC: 1 skein #115 Bit of Blue
  • CC1: 1 skein #N54 Orange You Glad
  • CC2: 1 skein #108 Cherry Delight BOTH
  • US 6 (4mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Safety pins