As the cooler weather moved in, I found myself wanting more herbal tea. I have a rather large (for one person) teapot in a winterberry pattern. It is just perfect for the winter setting, but rather odd to see the pattern the rest of the year. I decided last year that I wanted to knit or crochet a tea cozy for it. After finishing my fall wreath the other night, I casted on this little guy during the gold medal men's indoor volleyball game and knitted it into the evening. A few minutes on it the next day and tada, it is all done!
The pattern is free from the Lily/Sugar & Cream site. It is super easy (knit two garter stitch squares and seam them together). I used size US 7 needles and a leftover partial ball of MadTosh Tosh Vintage in Tart. (The top picture color is more accurate.) I went with such a simple pattern because my teapot is taller than most of the short and fat ones. This pattern was easy to manipulate to the height and openings I needed. This is a GREAT first project if you are looking to teach someone to knit. Smaller than a scarf and you could easily sew buttons or flowers over any mistakes that come up.