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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
Other yarn options: Cloudborn Super Wash Wool Super Bulky, Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick, Bernat Softee Chunky
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.
Here’s how much yarn I had left over. That’s what I call using the whole ball!
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