Checkers for Tea by Renee Van Hoy

Checkers for Tea

Loom Knitting
July 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 10 rows = 2 inches
in slipped stitch checkers
150 yards (137 m)
10 inches tall, 24 inch circumference (see pattern notes)
low vision format available
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This tea cozy will keep a teapot warm and dress up a table with its checked design. The slipped stitch checkers are decorative as well as warm, creating a double layer within the cozy. Only one color is used for each row, so the knitting is a pleasure. The e-book of patterns is available for pre-order June 1, 2019 and will be published July 1, 2019. Promotional 10% coupon from CinDwood Looms is included with pre-order as well as automatic entry for Loom prize drawing.

A note about your loom:
Any loom with a multiple of 4 pegs may be used. Keep in mind that the yarn weight should be heavier that you would typically use for that loom. The goal is a tightly knit fabric that is nice and warm.

Size: For the sample:
Unblocked – 10 inches tall and 19 inches around
Blocked – 10 inches tall, 24 inches around at base and center, 16 inches around at top

Loom: The photo sample was made on a ½ inch gauge loom with 60 pegs.

Yarn: ½ inch gauge uses bulky #5 wool yarn:
Color 1 - 100 yards
Color 2 - 50 yards
Allow additional yarn for decorations. Sample made with Malbrigo Chunky in Surf Blue and Water Green.

A stitch pattern chart is included for reference but is not needed to make the pattern. All steps are written out.

All proceeds from the The Great Loom Knitting Gift Project e-book will be donated to Doctors without Borders.
All digital sales are final. No refunds will be given.

The e-book includes two files, a 228 page large print book and a 124 page paper saver book.

Checkers for Tea is one of 21 patterns in the collaborative designer fundraising e-book The Great Loom Knitting Gift Project. The book incorporates these guidelines for low vision and screen reader accessibility:

24 point large print sans serif font
Single columns
Breaks between paragraphs
Descriptive photo captions
Minimized abbreviation
No patterns that rely on charts alone
Enlarged graphics and photos
No footnotes
No italics

A separate small print file is also provided with 12 point font.