Emily's Garden Tea Cozy Knitting Pattern

To celebrate my friend Emily’s big yarn sale, I designed a special tea cozy with her beautiful worsted-weight yarn. The Emily’s Garden Tea Cozy, named for the garden where she grows her natural dye materials, is now available to everybody. 


The tea cozy features delicate lacy leaves climbing up each side of the cozy and some coin lace flanking the leafy panels. A snug drawstring finishes things off at the top.  I knit this sample up in a plump, multi-plied, non-superwash wool in the prettiest shade of dusty rose.

Size and Specs

The finished tea cozy measures 6.5” (16.5 cm) tall by 14.5” (37 cm) in circumference (unstretched). Base has a 7” (18 cm) diameter. This cozy is designed to fit snugly with at least some negative ease. It stretches quite comfortably around my pot with a 21” (53.5 cm) circumference.


The pattern uses 170 yds (156 m) of worsted weight yarn, 170 yds (156 m) The sample shown is knit in Wool and Palette (my friend Emily's dye company) Worsted, 3-ply Merino/Rambouillet blend of nonsuperwash wool. The colorway is Rose Gold.

Techniques and Skill Level

This is an intermediate pattern. It uses circular cast-on, increases and decreases, knitting in the round, and a tubular bind-off.

Patterns with Similar Motifs

If you are interested in other patterns with similar motifs, here are some suggestions: – The Laurel Hat, which uses the same leaf pattern – The Pyrifera Socks, which also feature the leafy pattern on a smaller scale – The Snuggery Hat, another quick knit in worsted-weight yarn

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