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Candy Cane Tea Cozy
Candy Cane Tea Cozy

Candy cane Tea Cozy, modeled by my favorite teapot! Click for larger image.

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Pull this out when you get out your holiday tea towels and dish cloths, and it’ll make you smile every time you fill up the pot.  Makes a perfect and practical gift for the tea lover in your life (as a serious tea drinker from Ireland, I ought to know!).

 

Materials:

  • 1 ball Red Heart Holiday in shade 6040 Green/Silver, or approximately 100 yards of medium weight yarn of your choice.
  • Scraps of red and white medium weight yarn.  I used Caron Simply Soft in shades 9729 Red and 9701 White.
  • Set of #7 US (4.5 mm) double pointed needles (or 2 circulars, or one extra-long circular for magic loop).
  • 2 #3 US (3.25 mm) double pointed knitting needles.
  • Scissors, tape measure and yarn needle.
  • #7 US (4.5 mm) crochet hook.
  • Waste yarn.

 

Gauge:

4 stitches to 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch for the body of the tea cozy.  The gauge for the candy canes is not so important.

 

Size:

Approximately 16 inches around and 8 inches high.  This will fit a medium sized teapot with a 32 ounce capacity.

 

Sample knit by Eileen Casey

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