I am improvising a tea cozy for a Bee House 22oz tea pot (not the pot that is in the photo). I cast on 60 stitches and am knitting in a 2x2 rib for 6.5 inches. Reduced in pattern:
R1: k2, p2tog (45 stitches) R2&3: k2, p1 R4: k2 tog, p 1 (30 stitches) R5&6: k1, p1 R7: k2tog (15 stitches) R8&9: k R10: k2tog 7xs k1 (8 stitches) R11: k R12: k2tog (4 stitches)
Using the four stitches knit ~4 inches of icord. Don’t bind off, fasten icord to top to make a loop.