I’m knitting my first project, a tea cozy, and I’m a bit confused about what to do next. The project has 3 pieces, two sides and a top, and I’ve finished knitting the sides and bound them off. These were the instructions:
SMALL TEA COSY (Make 2 pieces alike) <br><br> Cast on 36 sts.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 3 ins [8 cm] ending with right side facing for next row.
First, should I not have bound these pieces off, but just run a piece of yarn through the stitches?
Second, if I was right to bind them off, should I have the right side facing at the very end (eg. after binding off), or at the end of the last row that I knit regularly (before binding off)?
The next bit of the instructions is to start making the top, but it doesn’t say how many stitches to cast on. Am I supposed to connect it to the side pieces somehow? Will that determine how many stitches it has? (Here is the beginning of the instructions for that part.)
Shape top: 1st row: K3. *Tw2R. K3. K2tog. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Tw2R. K3. 2nd row…
When it comes time to sew the pieces together later on, do I use a regular needle and thread, like I would to sew fabric, or is there a special way to sew knitting together? These are the instructions:
Sew 2 pieces tog with a 1OE /Í ins [4 cm] seam at lower edge and a 2 ins [5 cm] seam from top.
Thanks for your help!