Thursday, July 21, 2011

Time for Tea....Cozy

I decided that my teapot needed a knitted cozy to keep the tea warm since I tend to take my time sipping my cuppa tea. Having recently discovered brioche stitch I thought that would be a nice pattern and with the help of Nancy Marchand's Knitting Brioche I was able to make increases that blend into the pattern when designing the spout opening. I knitted it flat and then switched to circular at the top. Then I went back and seamed an inch at the bottom for a snug fit and added I-cord ties in the middle of the opening to keep it snug under the handle.