Knitting pattern: love heart teacozy. The heart-warming way (pun intended!) to show some love - whether as a gift to someone who needs a little love right now, or whether you just love tea! Featuring a seed stitch/moss stitch edging, and a central Aran heart, this teacosy is knit flat in two pieces and seamed together at top and bottom, leaving a gap for spout and handle. It is sized to fit a standard teapot of 20 inches (51cm) in circumference; the cosy measures 6 inches (15cm) in height. The top of the teapot is left uncovered in this design, so you don’t have to remove the cosy each time you wish to make tea.
Any Aran or worsted yarn should be suitable for this pattern, 5 mm needles/US8 are recommended, but there is some leeway given that Aran yarns can vary a little in thickness. I would suggest being guided by the needle size recommended for the Aran yarn you are using. A cable needle is helpful for working the cables, and a knitter's sewing needle (or tapestry needle) is required to seam the two pieces together.
The pattern would suit an intermediate knitter if knitted as written; however it would be suitable for an improving beginner if the central heart is worked in purl stitch only instead of seed stitch.
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Sep 8, 2021
Always easy to understand patterns. Highly recommend