I’ve finished the first half of my cozy and I’m really liking this one! The pattern is the Beehive Tea Cozy by Pattons. It knits up quickly and the pleats are fun to do.
The pleats are made by picking up purl bumps from several rows below and knitting them together with the stitches on the needle, effectively folding the fabric. I learned a trick for this in an earlier project, and I found it very useful on this one. When you reach the row that is later to be picked up, work a scrap yarn or floss through the bumps, sort of like you would do for a lifeline. This helps to later identify which bumps to pick up. Once done, you can remove the lifeline and use it on the next pleat!
I think I also found one error in the pattern. On rows 6-10 on the top, it should say “Repeat last 2 rows twice more, then rep 4th row once.” I’m sending a message to Pattons with that correction and will let you know if they agree or if I’m wrong.
Remember to visit the Ravelry group for tips and suggestions, and to follow everyone’s progress. You can also view all the finished cozies on the Pinterest page. If you made one and I haven’t posted it there yet, please let me know!
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