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Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia


September 2012 - French Press/Bodum Cozy

Nothing beats a weekend morning, knitting in on lap, coffee in hand. A French Press makes such delicious coffee but if you like to savour your coffee like I do, you’ll likely be drinking your second cup luke warm. This tea cozy knock-off will keep your coffee warm all morning long.

Worsted weight yarn, sample is knit in Vintage
3.5 mm needles
button, approximately 2 cms wide

20.5 sts/10 cm in garter stitch on 3.5 mm This pattern is written for a bodum 30.5 cm around and 18.5 cm tall

Cast on 60 stitches
Work garter stitch (knit every row) for 6 cm
Knit across next row. Do not turn. Using backwards loop method, cast on 10 stitches
Continue in garter stitch on these 70 sts for 6 rows. Next row should begin at the tab

Buttonhole: Knit 2 sts. Cast off 3 stitches. Knit remaining sts.
Next row: Knit to cast off sts. Using backwards loop method, cast on 3 sts. Knit 2 sts.
Continue in garter stitch for another 6 rows. Next row should begin at the tab
Cast off 10 sts. Continue in knit to end of row
Knit for 6.5 cm further.

Begin spout decreases:
The rest of the piece is now worked one half at a time. If using circular needles leave stitches from the half that you are not working on the needles. If using straight needles put half of the stitches (30) on a holder
Row 1: Knit 28 sts, K2tog, turn work
Row 2: SSK (slip as if to knit, slip as if to knit, knit those two stitches together), Knit remaining sts
Row 3: Knit 26 sts, K2 tog, turn work
Row 4: SSK, Knit remaining sts.
Cast off until there are 3 sts remaining, knit final 2 sts together, cast off remaining st. Including the cast off row, there are 5 decrease rows.
Work the other side in the same manner, being sure to continue the garter stitch pattern.

Weave in all ends. Sew on button. Enjoy! --Angela Churchill