I’m absolutely amazed by the response to this cozy-along. I was afraid I’d be making cozies on my own, but instead there are a whole bunch of lovely ladies doing it with me! I couldn’t be happier 🙂
For the January tea cozy, I’m using Carron Simply Soft yarn in “bone” and I found these great toggle buttons to go with it:
I was going to use stash yarn but had trouble making gauge so I bought this yarn instead and went down a needle size from what was recommended. Here’s the beginning of the back panel – this is the bottom ribbing section:
I’ve actually finished the back now, and will have progress pictures for you next week.
This first pattern is turning out to be a somewhat qualified success. It’s a very cute design and we’ve already seen a couple of pretty FOs, but the pattern is not written very well. It has a few mistakes, even with the errata. It’s also very hard to read / understand in a few places.
People have been having particular difficulty with first increase row. It’s written in shorthand and is correct but not easy to understand. I drew this illustration (halfway between a chart and a written pattern) to help show how the increases relate to the existing ribbing (click to zoom):
K2, P1, M1P, P2, M1P, P1, M1P, K1, M1P, K1, P1, M1P, P2, M1P, P1, M1P, K1, M1P, K1. P1, M1P, P2, M1P, P1, K2. P1, M1P, P2, M1P, P1, M1P, K1, M1P, K1. P1, M1P, P2, M1P, P1, K2
For those of you just starting, stick with it – it really does turn out cute! Hopefully the next pattern will be less frustrating 🙂
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