Friday, January 31, 2014
Finished Object Friday: Tea Cozy
Pattern: Tea Cosy by Yasmin
Yarn: Northern Sport (White) and Bravo DK (Red)
Needle Size: US 7 (4.5mm)
Comments: You might recognize this pattern - I've knit it before. This time the yarns I've used are less slippery, and as a result the knit was far less unpleasant. After knitting the last tea cozy I had no intention of ever knitting another, however a coworker requested one for a friend so I cast on. Apparently knitted tea cozies are much sought after in some circles, so I may do a few more for a summer craft show. It is interesting to see it in different colours.
Using short floats to create pleats in the fabric is a very clever way to form insulating pockets on the inside of the cozy. From what I can gather this is quite a traditional tea cozy pattern - but I'm no expert on anything tea-related, so please don't quote me on this. The finished cozy is over a 100 grams of yarn ... pretty thick and puffy!
That's it from me on this finished object Friday. Why not head over to Tami's Amis to see what everyone else has been up to this week?