Here’s my September cozy so far – it’s mostly done except for the leaf, but I don’t like it. Don’t get me wrong, the pattern is great. It’s the Broken Rib Tea Cozy by Pamela Hendersen. My problem is, I didn’t follow the pattern.
I was going for an apple, but ended up with something more like a pear. At first I thought it was just the shape of my teapot. After looking at some of the Ravelry projects made with this pattern though, I think it may actually be a mistake. The pattern calls for 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together. I thought that would be too thick, so I used one strand. However, I now think the extra bulk could have helped to round out the shape better.
I think I’ve decided to frog this and try again. Luckily, September has 5 Tuesdays, so I’ll have an extra week to get it done!
Do you like my stem? It was really easy. By the time I got to the top, I was working in rounds, so I just switched yarn – if you have already bound off though, you can just pick up a brown loop in bound off stitch. I then decreased down to 4 stitches (2 on each side), knit 3 or 4 rows, and then increased back up to 8 stitches (4 on each side) for one row. Instead of binding off, I grafted the top together, just like the toe of a sock.
Have you made any pattern modifications? How did they work out for you?
Don’t forget to:
- Check out all the other finished cozies on the Pinterest page. If you made one and I haven’t posted it there yet, please let me know.
- Visit the Ravelry group for tips and suggestions, to follow everyone’s progress, or just for some tea talk.
- Go to the main Tea Cozy Tuesday page for the official button, rules, and other useful links.
- Link your tea cozy posts back to this site, or leave a comment here or on the main page so we can all find your post!