Monday, January 09, 2006

Diary of a Design

Originally uploaded by kbshee.
My dream (well, one of 'em anyway) is to publish a wonderfully innovative knitting pattern that will take the knitting world by storm.

So, given the popularity of 'cozies' (tea cozy, iPod cozy, cell phone cozy) I got an idea about a cozy to make. It begins with two triangles and one circle, knitted out of Berroco Hip Hop.

Originally uploaded by kbshee.
Step two. Sew the rectangles together: for one seam, sew about two inches from the top and two inches from the botton. For the other seam, sew the entire seam EXCEPT for two inches at the top.

Then sew the circle to the top of the tube. Add a jaunty icord knot at the top.

Then felt!

Originally uploaded by kbshee.
And voila! You have the Fantastic Sheehan French Press Cozy.

The part with the two inch (prefelted) openeing at the top? That's where the spout goes. The big opening on the other side? That's where the handle goes.

There is a slight design flaw, in that once it is felted it is really a struggle to get it over the french press (on the handle side). However, this can be fixed by opening up the bottom two inch (pre felt) seam on the handle side.

So there you go. What do you think?


Unknown said...

There is a (nother) new knit shop in Portland. I was just in there last week checking it out, and I overhead a conversation where the owner was encouraging a customer to create a pattern for a french press cozy! I don't think her website is up, yet, but the address is

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I thought about knitting a cozy for my french press too (never got around to actually doing it). Nice job! That ought to help keep the coffee warm.