I’m making good progress on my red velvet cupcake cozy for this month’s KAL. The pattern is the The Fairy Cake Tea Cozy by Frankie Brown. So far I have the wrapper and the cake done, just the icing and assembly left to do.
Looking at it flat, I thought there was no way it would fit my teapot.
Once again though, I was amazed by the stretchiness of the ribbing. It fit!
It is a little snug though, so there’s quite a gap where the handle is. I think if I was to do it again I’d use one size larger needle so it wasn’t stretched quite as far. I think I would also do 2 extra rows to make it come down a little farther on the bottom.
I really dislike seaming, so I started knitting in the round. After a few rounds, just after the point where the pattern says to change the needle, I split the two sides and knit them separately in rows. When I changed to red, I joined up the spout side but continued knitting in rows. I joined the handle side when the needle size changed again, and continued in rounds to the end. I’m going to try to do the icing in rounds as well.
Remember, you can check out all the finished cozies on the Pinterest page. I will keep adding them as they are finished, so keep checking back for more! If you made one and I haven’t posted it there yet, please let me know (it may matter one day, you never can tell!)
If you post about your cozy, please remember to link your post back to the main Tea Cozy Tuesday page or to this post so everyone can check it out! Alternately, you can add a link in the comments here or on the main page. If you haven’t already, please do check out the main Tea Cozy Tuesday page for the button, rules, and other useful links.