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Elisabeth’s Tea Mitten Pattern

This week’s free tea cosy knitting pattern is the snug fitting “Tea_Mitten” designed by Elisabeth Kleven from Canada.


Elisabeth designed this teapot cosy so it wouldn’t have to be completely removed, making it more difficult to lose! The lid is uncovered so the tea can be topped up, and cleverly, she has created a “thumb gusset” for the spout, ensuring the tea stays toasty warm and cosy until the very second it is poured into the teacup. The rib in the pattern ensures the cosy is snug against the pot – Elisabeth says it was designed not to obscure her teapot ‘s “lovely curves”, and the flap around the handle keeps everything secure.

Knitted Tea Cosy Mitten by Elisabeth Kleven

Elisabeth learned to knit as a teenager because she wanted to make a Harry Potter scarf.  (I made one of them too!!)  She kindly let us use her free pattern this week so make sure you pay her ravelry page a visit to check out her other knitting patterns!