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Festivity Tea Cozy
[pinit] I love how these colors work together, as if the Natural color stitches are snowflakes falling in an early spring day, landing on the burgeoning color of the garden. Colorwork is a great way to up those small leftover amounts of yarn, creating a happy tea cozy which will brighten every pot of tea, no matter the season!
Felted Citrus Tea Cozies
[pinit] was inspired to make these citrus cozies, because of my own tea-drinking habits. Many tea drinkers put a slice of lemon in their tea, but I prefer orange juice. So, I thought, why not make tea cozies to represent these citrus fruit we use in ur tea! Hence, the lemon, orange, and lime slices, knit a little larger than desired size and then felted. I used Oasis Aussi Wool, a chunky-bulky wt. soft wool yarn for the cozies. It feels nice while knitting, felts wonderfully, is reasonably priced, and comes in a wide range of solid colors.
Felted Citrus Mug & Pot Mats
[pinit] After designing the Felted Citrus Tea Cozies, I thought a couple of matching kitchen accessories would not only be useful, but add the same cheer as the cozies. The mug mats are sized to fit the largest coffee mug or even a cup and saucer. The pot mat is large enough for a large pot or pan. You can make the mug mats with or without the hanging loop. I used Oasis Aussi Wool, a chunky-bulky wt. soft wool yarn for the mats. It feels nice while knitting, felts wonderfully, is reasonably priced, and comes in a wide range of solid colors.
Spouted Tree of Life Tea Cozy
[pinit] This design uses a variegated yarn, with short color lengths, giving a stained glass effect. Using only 2 yarns also eliminates the need to break and rejoin colors, making the knitting less easier for a knitter who is new to stranding. This revised pattern has spout and handle openings for a cozy that can remain on the teapot, whilst pouring. The original unspouted pattern is also included - your choice!
Snowflake Tea Cozy
[pinit] This tea cozy design uses an adaptation of my Heavenly Snowflake Socks design from the Winter 2003 Heels and Toes Gazette. Every now and then, I create a motif that I know I'll want to use again. With the bright pink accent color, these snowflakes will surely brighten any winter's day! These 4-cup tea cozies are knit in Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazareth, a domestically-produced worsted weight wool yarn of reasonable cost. One skein each of the 3 colors will make both tea cozies.
Cable & Tweed Throw Pillow
[pinit] This throw pillow's I-Cord piped edging, center shaped cable overlay, and textured fabric add plenty of visual and tactile interest, creating a conversation piece for your living space, which is also soft and comfortable to use. The design offers just enough knitting complexity to keep you interested, and enough of an easy fabric stitch pattern, to work on in spare moments. Its overlapped back flap and button closure, ensures easy insert removal, yet gives a secure closure. Sampled in the new, softer, Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazareth, for the base fabric, with doubled Stotts Ranch Worsted (a soft and smooth superfine merino/superfine kid mohair blend yarn), for the accents.
Irish Chain Afghan
[pinit] This afghan is styled after the traditional Irish Chain quilt pattern, but with traveling stitches cross-hatching the garter stitch background. This adds visual interest and makes it more interesting to knit. I used Cascade Yarns 128 Chunky Tweed. The tweed flecks adds interest and the chunky yarn weight makes the perfect Fall and Winter weight afghan to curl up under.
Country Nights Afghan
[pinit] This afghan is knit in a bulky, single-ply roving yarn, for quick knitting! I initially wanted to make the afghan in one piece, but decided, for portability's sake, to work it in vertical strips of one small cable along with one large cable pattern. The pattern is easily memorized, after working 3 or 4 large cable pattern repeats. I chose natural grey shades, for an afghan that will fit in with many home decor styles and colorations, from rustic to country cottage to modern. Nothing is stopping you, though, from substituting some garnet, denim or forest green, if this suits you and your decor! Classic, cozy warmth is just a few evenings' work away!