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Dennis Port, Cape Cod

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Festivity Tea Cozy

from Dawn Brocco
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Festivity Tea Cozy
Festivity Tea Cozy

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, stranded colorwork, k2tog, yo, make pompom

Pattern Description:

I have offered this pattern as a free gift for a year. But times being what they are, I need to ask a small fee for this pattern - just a modest sum to help pay the bills, especially all these health-improving supplements I need, so I can one day return to designing! Thank you!


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!


0 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st and 19 sts and 22 rows = 4" over stranded patt with size 8 ndls. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • to fit a 2 cup / 4-cup tea pot
  • Circumference: 16.5 / 19"
  • Height: 6 / 7.5" (excluding pompom)


  • Oddments of various Cascade Yarns were used totaling 69 / 98 gr including the pompom = approx 10 / 15 gr each of 6 colors with an extra 10 g MC for each pompom.
  • Actual yarns and colors used:
  • Cascade Yarns Eco, 100% Peruvian wool, 478 yd / 250 gram hank: color #8010 Ecru (MC)
  • Cascade 220, 100% Peruvian wool, approx. 220 yd / 100 gram hank: color #9469 Hot Pink, held double (or use 1 strand Eco color #8456 Carmine Rose) (A)
  • Eco+ color #0507 Lipstick (B)
  • Eco+ color #7098 Merlot (C)
  • Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Bulky, 100% baby alpaca, 108 yd / 100 gram hank: color #581 Turtle (or use Eco+ color #2452 Turtle) (D)
  • Eco+, color #2749 Orange (E)
  • 16 and 20-24" US size 8 (5 mm) circular ndls (ckns)
  • US size 8 double pointed ndls (dpns)

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry ndl, stitch holder, pompom maker - optional