I started this tea cozy on September 23rd and finished it on September 25th. It’s a very quick knit and now that I’m more familiar with the pattern, the two additional cozies that I have knit were finished in a day. I did run into a mistake in the cable directions, and the corrections have been added to the Debbie Bliss website. I did catch one remaining mistake: the final buttonhole row is missing the yarn over after the knit 2 together. I used a pair of antique looking buttons from the shop, but this would be a great way to use up any stray buttons in your stash. I think a mis-matched pair would add a touch of whimsy, especially if it was paired with a bright colored yarn.
For the version pictured here, I used Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran, and very little of the 50 gr ball was left when I was done. Other good yarns would include: Encore (the worsted weight does increase the size so it does not fit as nicely on the tea pot, but I believe going down a needle size to US 5 and US 6 would solve this). I’m always a fan of using yarn that can be machine washed (especially if the item is intended to be a gift) so I would recommend a washable DK or worsted weight for this project.