Last week I did my first try at writing up the Tea Cozy pattern.
This week I did a bunch of knitting (and proofreading)!
Remember that math I did last week? I determined that I needed about 120 sts around the belly of the pot. I could just cast on 120 sts, but I want the ribbing at the bottom to be a little tighter. I think it’ll look better that way.
I figured if I want to increase about 1 st per 8, that should give me the result I’m looking for- just a little tighter, without any weird puckering. So, a little more math, a bit of estimation, and I’ll cast on 106 sts.
I worked a p2 (k2p2) rib for a generous half inch (5 rows), then worked an increase row to get me up to 120 sts.
Then it was colorwork time! Hoo boy, did I underestimate the amount of ends I would be generating! So many stripes, so many color changes. Oops! At least it looks pretty.
Also, I want to bring your attention to a detail I’m really proud of. Look at the edge of the handle hole (I really need a better word for that):See the brown edge? I made a little mini-skein of brown for each side, and used intarsia to work a few stitches of garter stitch to keep the ends from curling. I think it makes the tea cozy look really professional.
Now I just have to figure out how I want to make the hole for the spout… Hmm.
Wow, this is so cute! Love it! And those edges look super professional!
It looks great!
Very fun–and yes, the handle hole edges are awesome!
What else could we call that space anyways, lol!