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Last winter, I had a problem: my cute red teapot was cold and naked.
Why didn’t I have a tea cozy? I have no idea, but this year I decided to do something about it before cold weather sets in.
In just an evening of watching a couple of episodes of “Shetland“, I completed this easy one-skein tea cozy. My tea pot is now properly clothed.
Bring on Fall!
Easy Quick-Knit One-Skein Tea Cozy Pattern
To fit a 6-cup teapot; the ribbing adapts to many teapot shapes.
Teapot shown is about 20″ [51 cm] circumference (not counting spout) by 6½” [16.5 cm] high
Cozy measures 13″ [33 cm] circumference at bottom edge and 7″ [18 cm] tall, but it stretches a lot!
1 skein Valley Yarns Valley Superwash Super Bulky Color by Vickie Howell, CYC #6, (100% Superwash Wool, 100 g/55 yds), Color 204 Tiki Turquoise
This project took ALL of the 55 yds of yarn in the ball, so if your gauge is not accurate or you want to make your cover a bit larger, buy more yarn.
US size 13 [9 mm] knitting needles
**Scroll all the way down for abbreviations.**
14 sts and 15 rows = 4″ in 2×2 rib, relaxed
Long-tail cast on 52 sts.
Rows 1, 3, 5 and 7 (WS): K3, *p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8 (RS): P3, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 9 (divide for spout): K3, (p2, k2) 5 times, p2, k1, turn, leaving remaining 26 sts unworked.
Working on 26 sts only, continue in established pattern for 5 more rows, ending with a RS row. Cut yarn, leaving a 6″ tail.
With WS facing, join yarn at spout opening; working across 26 sts, k1, (p2, k2) 5 times, p2, k3.
Continue in established pattern for 4 more rows, ending with a WS row.
Joining Row (RS): Work in established pattern across all stitches—52 sts.
Decrease Row (WS): K1, K2tog, *p2tog, k2tog; rep from * to last st, p1—27 sts.
Next Row: K2, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Continue in established pattern for 4 more rows.
Next Row (RS): P1, (k2tog) around, p2—15 sts.
Bind off in pattern. Fasten off, leaving a tail for seaming.
With yarn tail, sew 2″ [5 cm] seam along selvedges. Sew lower 1½” [4 cm] selvedges together, leaving an opening for the pot handle.
Weave in ends.
If you prefer using worsted-weight yarn, check out the free pattern for my Holiday Tea Cozy from Red Heart.
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
p2tog: purl 2 stitches together
RS: right side
WS: wrong side