Did you know that more than 60% of doctor visits are for conditions related to stress? Too much stress is very bad for your health and to be healthy you have to find your own ways of relieving the stresses of everyday life.
Doctors have finally realized what knitters always knew - knitting helps us to relax, puts us in the meditative state, which is so important for stress relief and optimum health. Knitting is like meditation: it's very calming for you.
Do you know that green tea is very good for your health? Green tea is helps prevent cancer, inflammatory diseases, diabetes, liver disease, aids with weight loss and has many other health benefits. Tea is also very good for you as stress relief.
If you want to know more about why tea is so good for you, please go to another page of our website and read about health benefits of tea.
For your stress relief start by knitting the Tea Bags Basket, then knit your favorite Tea Cozy to keep your tea warm.
We use the green Tea Bags Basket for bags of green tea and the pink basket for bags of herb tea and black tea. It's very easy to knit a basket. Use two yarns of any color and needles #4.
Front, Bottom and Back - 1 Piece: cast on 17 stitches.
* Row 1: all Knit; Row 2 all Purl; Row 3: all Knit
* Rows 4-8: (1K, 1P)*
* Rows 9, 11,12; Odd Rows: 13-29; Rows: 30,31,33: All Knit
* Row 10; Even Rows 14-28; Row 32: Purl
* Rows 34-38: (1K, 1P)*
* Row 39: Knit; Row 40: Purl; Row 41: Knit. Cast off.
Sides - 2 Pieces: Cast on 11 stitches; Rows 1-13: (1K, 1P)*; cast off.
Top - 1 Piece: Cast on 5 stitches; Rows 1-25: (1K, 1P)*; cast off.
If you like hot tea than you want to knit a cute tea cozy, right?
Lizzy the Cow Tea Cozy is our first knitted tea cozy. It is the knitvana's mascot. Lizzy helps us to make a perfect cup of tea and keeps it warm. Lizzy's knitting pattern is free. On this page you can see Lizzy the Cow with our new tea cozy - Cube Tea Cozy with Circles. This tea cozy is the first knitvana tea cozy designed for kGeometry - knitting Geometry.
Lizzy now has a lot of friends. She hopes that you will like her friends. She also hopes that you will knit some tea cozies for your tea, for your relatives and for your friends. If you are still not sure if you want to knit a tea cozy, please read about tea cozy history. You can find more information at History of the Tea Cozy.
Of course the importing of such a luxury item was very costly and a pleasure only the aristocracy could afford until 1750 when tea became Britain's National drink.
It is probably the Duchess of Bedford who brought about the popularity of the tea cozy.
In 1840 the Duchess of Bedford established the activity of 'Afternoon Tea', an event that became so British that we still refer to four o'clock as 'Tea time'.
During this era ‘well to do' ladies didn't work, so the introduction of afternoon tea was a welcomed occupation.
Afternoon tea was not only a happy pastime and a mini social event, but it was also a time for networking and keeping up to date with aristocracy gossip and topical news.
Of course with all the chatter at teatime the teapot would get cold. This, at times, would have cut short some tea parties, giving reluctant guests an excuse to leave instead or sending for a fresh pot of tea.
And so, the tea cozy came about. A warm little jacket to keep the tea pot piping hot and so extending teatime.
If you love knitted animals toys, please look at our animals sets -
Knitkinz and Tea Cozies
We have: Two Cats, Two Dogs, Two Pigs, Two Monkeys, Two Bears, Two Hippos and of course we have Two Cows!
Each of "Two Animals" patterns would cost you only $7. If you buy these patterns separately they cost you $9. An exception is the set of cows: Lizzy Tea Cozy pattern is free!
If you want to see all 18 our Big Knitkinz Animals, please go to