Gingerbread Tea Cozies 3 Sizes by Loraine Birchall

Gingerbread Tea Cozies 3 Sizes

December 2019
yarn held together
+ DK
+ Super Bulky
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
150 - 220 yards (137 - 201 m)
Small Teapot 2 cup, Medium Teapot 4-6 cup, Large Teapot 6-8 cup
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This cute set of 3 Gingerbread Man Tea Cozies is sure to add some festive fun to your table or dresser this Christmas. There are three sizes which can be adapted to fit most teapots. Each cozy is worked flat and seamed, however the arms for Gingie are worked in the round using Judy’s Magic Cast On to start. If you prefer you can just work the in the round as usual and seam the fingertips.

Each cozy has an optional pointy hat with either a pompom, tassel or bell for Gingy to wear. Icing details and his face are embroidered onto the front prior to seaming

Each Gingerbread Man or Lady carries a sack of gifts and a Christmas Tree. The embellishments are worked in the round with no seaming.

Sizes of Teapots Used:
Measurement A - horizontally across the front of the pot, from inside the handle to the start of the spout around the belly of the pot only (excludes handle and spout).
Measurement B – Vertically from the centre front base of the pot to the rim at the top of the pot and not including the height of the lid as this will vary from one style to another.
Small 2 cup teapot – A = 5in/22.5cm, B = 3.75in/9.5cm
Standard 4 cup teapot – A = 9in/23cm, B = 5.5in/13.5 cm
Large 2 ½ pint teapot – A = 11.5in/29cm, B = 5.5in/13.5 cm

Note on sizes for the Large Cozy, you could sew the side seams closed and use this on a standard 4 cup pot to lift on and off without spout/handle holes.

I used a Denby Wheatsheaf 2 cup pot for the small, a Brown Betty 4-6 cup pot for the medium and a Portmeirion 2 1/2 pint pot for the large.

I used Filzi in Brown, but Stylecraft Special Chunky in Gold, Camel or any chunky yarn would be fine. I used Schoeller Filzi in Cream instead of white, Rav says it’s super bulky - it knits as bulky/chunky weight year on 6mm or 6.5mm needles. Again you could sub for Special Chunky or use two strands of Special DK together.

I easily made a cozy over a couple of evenings so they are a quick knit for Christmas gifting, the body of the cozy was done in less than five hours.