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Beginner Tea Cozy

By: Lily Sugar 'n Cream

Tea drinkers, rejoice! This Beginner Tea Cozy is just what you need for your kitchen. Made entirely in the garter stitch, you'll be able to use this tea cozy pattern to make a practical item for your kitchen in no time. The beauty of the Beginner Tea Cozy is that you'll be able to gain confidence and accuracy with a basic knitting stitch while creating a charming and unique accessory for your kitchen! Just follow the diagrams for complete seaming instructions.

Beginner Tea Cozy
Beginner Tea Cozy
This image courtesy of Sugarncream.com

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size: 7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

SIZE
To fit 4 cup tea pot.


MATERIALS
Lily Sugar’n Cream (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
01215 (Robin's Egg) 2 balls
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to
obtain gauge. Large eye blunt-ended needle. 4 safety pins.


GAUGE
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches [10 centimeters] in garter stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS

Make 2 Squares.

SQUARE
Cast on 38 stitches.

1st row: (Wrong side). Knit.
2nd row: (Right side). Knit.

Repeat these 2 rows for garter stitch pattern. Continue in pattern as established until work from beginning measures 8 inches [20.5 centimeters], ending with a Right side (2nd) row.
Cast off knitwise (Wrong side).

Weave in ends.

Finishing:

Place squares on top of one another with wrong sides facing each other.
Mark side edges with safety pins 1 inch [2.5 centimeters] up from bottom edge, and 3 inches [7.5 centimeters] down from top edge.
Sew edges together with a Flat Seam leaving area between safety pins open for spout and handle.

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