These two beginner-friendly patterns will keep your hot beverages hot! The coffee cozy is a truly beginner pattern – I use it with my beginning knitting students. The tea cozy will stretch your brain a bit and will help you see the exciting three-dimensionality of knitting.
Both cozies can be knit from one skein (112g/4oz) of heavy worsted weight yarn (single colour options) – if you use two colours, you’ll be able to mix and match the main colour and contrasting colour and make 4 different, but related, cozies from 2 skeins. They are also a great canvas for using up scraps of delicious yarns from special projects.
These cozies make great gifts – add a packet of your favourite tea or coffee and your friends will remember you each time they take a sip.
Coffee Cozy Yarn:
Approximately 80 m of a heavy worsted weight or aran weight yarn that knits at approx. 17 sts/10 cm for a single colour version. For the two colour/striped version described in the pattern, have 40 m of MC and 40 m of CC.
Teapot Cozy Yarn:
Approximately 90 m of a heavy worsted weight or aran weight yarn that knits at approx. 17 sts/10 cm for the single colour version. For a two colour/striped version, you will need 55 m of MC and 35 m of CC.