The tea cozy,she is finished!
The trick to looking like a rockstar supafast knitter? Pick small projects and fat yarn!
Pattern: Fiber Trends Braided Cable Tea Cosies (213)
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino,color “Bright Red”(and isn’t it just?)
Mods: This is a 32-ounce teapot,and I was working at the recommended gauge. My first attempt in this yarn was far too large,so I ripped back and cast on only 49 stitches. The pattern provides instructions for three sizes (2,4,and 6 cups). Unfortunately,since the pattern doesn’t define the number of ounces in a “cup,”this metric is meaningless. Since I used about half the number of stitches required for the smallest size,apparently one cup = 32 ounces.
Perhaps I misunderstand the amount of ease that a teapot prefers. Like maybe I don’t realize it,but the teapot is all,“This is too form-fitting! It makes me look fat!”It’s hard to say,since the pattern doesn’t provide finished measurements.
I also cabled more frequently,with only 3 rows of plain knitting in between cable crossings. I didn’t like the look of the cables in the pattern;just a matter of personal preference.