How to knit Tea Cozies


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DIRECTIONS:

SIZES: Small Tea Cosy to fit average 2 cup tea pot
GAUGE: 19 sts and 32 rows = 4″ with needles in pat.

STITCH GLOSSARY: Tw2R = knit into front of 2nd st on left hand needle, then knit into front of 1st st, slipping both sts off needle together.

Large Tea Cosy to fit average 6 cup tea pot

SMALL TEA COZY 
(Make 2 pieces alike)
Cast on 36 sts.
**1st row: (WS). K3. *P2. K5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. P2. K3.
2nd row: K3. *Tw2R. K5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Tw2R. K3.** Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 3″ ending with a WS row.

***Shape top: 1st row: K3. *Tw2R. K3. K2tog. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Tw2R. K3.
2nd row: K3. *P2. K4. Rep from * to last 5 sts. P2. K3.
3rd row: K3. *Tw2R. K4. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Tw2R. K3.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: As 3rd row.
6th row: As 2nd row.
7th row: K3. *Tw2R. K2. K2tog. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Tw2R. K3.
8th row: K3. *P2. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
9th row: K3. *Tw2R. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
10th row: As 8th row.
11th row: K1. K2tog. *Tw2R. K1. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row.
12th row: K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
13th row: K2. *Tw2R. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
14th row: As 12th row.
15th row: K2tog. *Tw2R. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row.***
16th row: K1. *P2tog. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 11 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely. Sew 2 pieces tog with a 1-1/2″ seam at lower edge and a 2″ seam from top.
Tab: With crochet hook, ch 12. Fasten off. Join in ring at top of Tea Cosy.

LARGE TEA COZY 
(Make 2 pieces alike)
Cast on 50 sts.
Work from ** to ** as given for Small Tea Cozy.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 4-1/2″ ending with a WS row.
Work from *** to *** as given for Small Tea Cozy.

16th row: K1. *P2tog. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 15 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely. Sew 2 pieces tog with a -1/2″ seam at lower edge and a 2″ seam from top.
Tab: Work as given for Small Tea Cozy.


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