In this blog post, you will see the teapot cozy knitting pattern.
This teapot cozy knitting pattern includes a 6-stitch cable and twisted stitches that give the appearance of cables without using a cable needle to create them.
This is knit in two pieces and stitched together leaving openings for the handle and spout.
Perfect for all tea lovers.
The teapot cozy will look lovely on your teapot during the winter months and over the holidays.
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Why Make A Teapot Cozy?
Your friends are devoted tea drinkers?
Then tea cozies can be a nice gift.
Plus it’s a great way to try different patterns, designs, and knitting stitches as it’s a fast project and you usually don’t need more than a ball of yarn.
And you decorate it with a cute pom pom on top or add knit flowers
Make your own in many different colors to spice up your afternoon tea decor.
In earthly colors like beige, and brown, pastels like lilac and yellow, hot pinks, or cool blues it’s up to you.
You can also make tea time festive around the holidays by using festive colors like green, red, and gold.
A Cable Knitted Tea Cozy
This is a tea cozy that is easy to make and looks great, with added pom poms to decorate the top.
The pattern is easy to follow, knitted flat on straight needles, using chunky/bulky/12-ply yarn.
This pattern is an intermediate-level pattern for those knitters with enough experience to tackle the cables and twisted stitches.
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Resources And Tutorials That May Help You With This Pattern…
This pattern is great for any intermediate knitters.
Teapot Cozy Knitting Pattern (Quick Cable Knit)
Skill Level – Intermediate
This tea cozy pattern is knit in two pieces and stitched together to leave openings for the handle and spout.
The design uses both cable stitches and twisted stitches.
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Size – To fit the circumference of a teapot – 18 inches.
Gauge – 16 sts in 20 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stocking stitch.
The Supplies You Need
- 1 x The Petite Wool in the color natural (3.5oz/100g/153yds/140m)
- Yarn weight – Bulky/Chunky/12 ply
- Yarn weight guide
- Pair of 6 mm (US 10) knitting needles.
- Cable needle
- Clover pom pom maker – 2.5 inches/65mm
- CO – Cast on
- Cont – Continue
- C4B – Slip the first two stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work. Knit the next two stitches on the left-hand needle and then knit the two stitches from the cable needle.
- C4F – Slip the first two stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work. Knit the next two stitches on the left-hand needle and then knit the two stitches from the cable needle.
- K – Knit
- M1 – Make 1 stitch
- P – Purl
- PM – Place marker
- P2tog – Purl the next 2 stitches together.
- P3tog – Purl the next 3 stitches together.
- SM – Slip marker
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- Tw2F – Knit into the second st on the left-hand needle then knit into the front of the first st, slipping both stitches off the needle together.
- Tw2B – Knit into the back of the second stitch on the left-hand needle, then knit into the front of the first stitch, slipping both stitches off the needle together.
- Rem – Remaining
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right side
- WS – Wrong side
Make 2 pieces
With 6 mm (US 10) needles cast on 36 sts and K 3 rows.
Next row: K4, *M1, K4 – rep from * to end of row. (44 sts)
Now work the following Cable pattern;
- Row 1 (WS): K2, P4, (K3, P8, K3, P4) twice, K2.
- Row 2 (RS): P2, Tw2F, Tw2B, (P3, C4B, C4F, P3, Tw2F, Tw2B) Twice, P2.
- Row 3: Rep row 1.
- Row 4: P2, Tw2F, Tw2B, (P3, K8, P3, Tw2F, Tw2B) twice, P2.
These 4 rows form the pattern.
Rep the 4 rows – 4 times more, then rows 1 and 2 again.
- Next row: K2, P4, (K3tog, P8, K3tog, P4) twice, K2. (36 sts)
Keeping the continuity of the pattern – the twist and cables, work the next 5 rows like this…
- Row 4: – P2, Tw2F, Tw2B, (P1, K8, P1, Tw2F, Tw2B) twice, P2.
- Row 1 (WS): K2, P4, (K1, P8, K1, P4) twice, K2.
- Row 2 (RS): P2, Tw2F, Tw2B, (P1, C4B, C4F, P1, Tw2F, Tw2B) Twice, P2.
- Row 3: Rep row 1.
- Row 4: P2, Tw2F, Tw2B, (P1, K8, P1, Tw2F, Tw2B) twice, P2.
- Next row: K2, P4, *K1, (P2tog) 4 times, K1, P4 – rep from * once more, K2. (28 sts)
- Next row: P2, *Tw2F, Tw2B, P1; rep from * to last st, P1, work 3 rows (keeping continuity in the pattern).
- Next row: P2tog, *(K2tog) twice, P1 – rep from * to last 6 sts, (K2tog) twice, P2tog. (16 sts)
- Next row: *K2tog, rep from * to the end of the row.
- Break yarn, thread through the rem sts, and secure tightly.
- Stitch the side seams together using the mattress stitch.
- Use your teapot to measure the handle and spout holes at either side of the seams.
- Seam the side, first from the bottom up for 2 inches/5cm.
- Then seam from the top down for 2.5 inches/6cm this should then leave a hole for the handle that measures approx – 2.5 inches/6cm.
- Repeat on the other side.
- Make a large pom-pom and attach it to the top of the cozy, securing tightly and weaving in all loose ends.