It's very easy to knit Tea Bags Baskets. For striped basket use one yarn of any three colors and needles #3; for rectangular basket use two yarns of any color and needles #4.
We use Tea Bags Baskets for bags of green tea, herb tea and black tea. Tea is very good for your health!
The patterns for both Tea Bags Baskets are free. Look down on this webpage for Striped Basket for Tea Bags pattern. The pattern for rectangular basket you can find on the "Animal Tea Cozies" page.
Square and Circle Venn Diagrams are knitvana designs for kGeometry - knitting Geometry.
Coasters, Mousepads or Pot Holders sizes:
* Squares: 8.5” x 8.5”
* Circles: 9”x9”
If you would like to knit Square Venn Diagram Coaster or Pot Holder or Circle Venn Diagram Coaster or Pot Holder (or all of them!), you can buy a very cheap patterns:
Square Venn Diagram $1.36
Circle Venn Diagram $1.37
Square and Circle Venn Diagrams $1.98
Knitvana designed three Modern Art Pot Holders. The Modern Art Pot Holders size is 7.5” x 7.5”.
x White cotton yarn - for Malevich and Mondrian
x Black cotton yarn - for Malevich and Mondrian
x Blue cotton yarn - for Mondrian
x Yellow cotton yarn - for Mondrian
x Red cotton yarn - for Mondrian
x Any color yarns - for Klee
If you like them, you can buy each pattern separately or a combination of all 3 pot holder patterns:
* Paul Klee: Paul Klee Pot Holder $1.16
* Piet Mondrian: Mondrian Pot Holder $1.21
* Kazimir Malevich: Malevich Black Square Pot Holder $0.77
* Paul Klee + Piet Mondrian + Kazimir Malevich: Modern Art Pot Holders $2.36
If you buy 3 pot holder patterns separately it will cost you $3.14. This is like a mathematical number pi=3.14. The price of the pattern combination - $2.36 - is less that a combination of any 2 pot holder patterns.
You can use any wool yarn and any needles. Circular needles are convenient, but are not necessary. We used bamboo circular needles #5 and Paton yarn.
Cast on 8 stitches. All odd rows: All Knit.
Row 2,4,6: Perl 1, add 1 stitch after each 2 stitches.
Row 8,10,12: Perl 1, add 1 stitch after each 3 stitches.
Row 14,16,18: Perl 1, add 1 stitch after each 4 stitches.
Rows 20-40: All Perl
Row 42,44,46: 1P, 2Ptog after each 4 stitches
Row 48,50,52: 1P, P2tog after each 3 stitches
Row 54,56,58: 1P, P2tog after each 2 stitches.
Row 60: Close all
Wash it in a washing machine 4 or 5 times. Dry it on a ball.
Mondrian Cube Tea Cozy was the first art tea cozy based on Piet Mondrian Compositions.
The size of each edge of the cube tea cozy is 8 inches . It can cover a large teapot.
If you want to knit this cube tea cozy, here is the pattern: Mondrian Cube Tea Cozy $4.71
The size of the large edge of the cuboid tea cozy is 8 inches. The length of each small edge is 5.5 inches. This tea cozy is perfect for a smaller tea teapot than the Mondrian Cube Tea Cozy.
If you want to knit this cube tea cozy, here is the pattern:
Mondrian Cuboid Tea Cozy $4.87
The idea of this witch was triggered by Bernat black and orange Fancy Fur yarn.
It looked so “Halloweenish”, that we decided to buy a few skeins of these yarns and knit something for Halloween. This is how the Witch was born. Every October she spends most of her time as a door decoration. For our Halloween party we used her as a tea cozy.
But sometimes when nobody can see, she escapes from home and flies over New York City or over Appalachian mountains.
Most of out Animal Tea Cozies leave in our friends houses. They help to keep the tea worm. You can read more about Tea Cozy history and why hot tea is so good for your health on our Animal Tea Cozies page.. All patterns have the same rice. Guess which of them is the most popular!
* Red Cat Tea Cozy pattern - $5
* Dog Tea Cozy pattern - $5
* Froggy Tea Cozy pattern - $5
* Piggy Tea Cozy pattern - $5
* Bear Tea Cozy pattern - $5
* Monkey Tea Cozy pattern - $5
* Hippo Tea Cozy pattern - $5
The Modern Art Placemat pattern is available for free in "Modern Art Placemat.pdf" file on our Modern Art page.
If you want to know more about Knitvana placemats and coasters, you can go to Placemats and Coasters webpage.
Knitting the Tai Chi symbol - Yin-Yang - works well for stress relief. Red Yin-Yang Placemat is easier to knit that the cycle Yin-Yang pillow.
The size of this placemat is 10" x 10". If you want to knit the Red Yin Yang Placemat, the pattern is published in Ravelry: Yin-Yang Red Placemat $2.71
Knitting the Yin-Yang Pillow or Placemat is more complicated than the Red Yin-Yang placemat. If you are an advanced knitter and if you want to knit this Yin Yang pillow or placemat, the pattern is published in Ravelry: Yin-Yang Pillow or Placemat $5.16
For me knitting Yin and Yang is very good for stress relief - it's a Tai Chi symbol and Tai Chi is one of the best exercises for stress relief!
Do you want to knit something for tea? Start with knitting a Tea Cup Lid. It's very easy to knit and it will keep your tea worm.
The pattern for Tea Cup Lid is free. You can find it on the "Knit a Tea Cozy and Have a Cup of Tea" page.