How to Make | Spotty Knitted Tea Cosy

This retro-style knitted tea cosy will brighten up tea time and it fits any six-cup teapot. Make it yourself with this fabulous free knitting pattern.

You Will Need:

Tension: 20sts x 25 rows = 10cm in stocking stitch

Knitted Tea Cosy

Here’s how to make the spotty knitted tea cosy…

1. Sides (make 2):
In MC cast on 38sts.
Row 1: *K2, p1, rep from * across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: *P2, k1, rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2.
Rep last 2 rows once.
Row 5: (RS) Using CC, k6, [turn, p4, turn, sl1, k3, sl1, k5] 5 times, turn, p4, turn, sl1, k3, sl1, k1.
Row 6: (WS) Using CC p1, sl1, [p5, turn, k4, turn, sl1, p3, sl1] 5 times, p5, turn, k4, turn, sl1, p4.
Row 7: Using MC k.
Row 8: Using MC p.
Row 9: (RS) Using CC k3, turn, p2, turn, sl1, k1, sl1, k5, [turn, p4, turn, sl1, k3, sl1, k5] 4 times, turn, p4, turn, sl 1, k3, k4, turn, p3, turn, sl1, k2.
Row 10: (WS) Using CC p4, turn, k3, turn, sl1, p2, sl1, [p5, turn, k4, turn, sl1, p3, sl1] 5 times, p3, turn, k2, turn, sl1, p1.
Row 11: as Row 7.
Row 12: as Row 8.
Rep last 8 rows twice.
Cut yarn CC.
Row 29: (RS) (dec) Using MC k1, [k2 tog] 18 times, k1. 20sts
Row 30: *P2, k1, rep from * across to last 2sts, k2.
Row 31: *K2, p1, rep from * across to last 2sts, k2.

2. Eyelets:
Row 32: *P1, yo, k2 tog, rep from * across to last 2sts, p1, yo, k1.
Row 33: *K2, p1, rep from * across.
Row 34: *K1, p2, rep from * across.
Rep last 2 rows three times.
Cast off in rib as set.

3. Join the two side seams leaving spaces for the teapot handle and spout.

4. Cut two 40cm (15¾in) lengths in contrasting strands of yarn and thread through the eyelets. Make two medium-sized pompoms, with both shades of yarn at once. Sew the pompoms onto the ends of the lengths.

This project has been excerpted from 101 Ways to Stitch Craft Create Vintage.

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