Stripes and Dots by Allison Griffith

Stripes and Dots

November 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
130 - 150 yards (119 - 137 m)
One Size- 19” around x 6” tall (approximate)
This pattern is available for free.

Worked flat from the bottom up, this pattern begins with a small amount of ribbing. After increasing to the full stitch count, stripes (including Fair Isle dots) are worked for the body, while intarsia techniques are used to work a neat contrasting edge on either side (to create the opening for the handle). The opening for a spout is worked in a similar fashion to the thumb on a mitten, holding some stitches in reserve to be picked up later. Once the body of the tea cozy is completed, the top is worked in the round, decreasing in the same manner as a basic hat. The stitches held for the spout are then picked up and worked in a simple ribbing to create a cuff. The bottom of the handle opening is sewn up before blocking and the addition of a pompom.