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.
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.