Teapot Cosy/Warmer: pattern from Farrokh Namazi
Two sides to be knitted either in one color or two contrasting colors.
Medium weight wool: 1/2 of a 3 oz. ball x 2 in two different colors or a whole 3 oz. ball if making the back and front in one color
Number 7 needles
Cast on 48 stitches
Garter stitch (11 knit rows)
Purl 12th row to create blocks of ridges
Knit three blocks of 5 garter ridges
Then a further 3 ridges (5 knit rows)
On 6th row which should be on the WS (wrong side), begin decrease as follows:
K1 ssk k10 pm (place marker) ssk knit 18 k2tog,pm, knit 10 k2tog k1
Rows 2-4 St.st (knit one row, purl one row)
5th row – (on wrong side) k1, ssk knit to marker, sl marker, ssk, knit to within last two stitches before marker, k2tog, sl marker, knit to last 3 st, k2tog, knit 1
Continue working this decrease row every 4th row twice. Then every other row 5 times. Bind off all remaining st. (Should be 12)
Make two of the above.
Sew side seams up to 1 1/2″. Leave 4 1/2″ open on each side for spout and handle. Sew the top 3″ opening
Make three 3-4″ I-cord ropes in same colors with one additional color. Stitch them into coiled loops on top.