Make your mum’s day by knitting her our spring tea cosy, published in Knit Today issue 38, this Mother’s Day. Add as many flowers and leaves as you like to the top of the cosy. There are two kinds of flowers to choose from, daffodils and crocuses, both ideal for using up oddments of yarn from your stash.
Let the bright green yarn peek through the cream by bringing the yarn around the slipped stitches – it’s an easy technique to get the hang of, but you could always practise on a swatch before you start. The result looks more elegant than stripes, and gives the tea cosy a dainty finish.
You will need:
Patons Diploma Gold DK (55% wool, 25% acrylic, 20% nylon, 50g/120m), 2 balls of Cream (6142), 1 ball of each: Apple Green (6125), Lemon (6222), Blue (6220), Violet (6242) and Dark Green (6246)
Patons Fairytale Colour 4 Me DK (now renamed Patons Fairytale Dreamtime DK) (100% wool, 50g/90m), 1 ball of Orange (4951)
A pair of 3¼mm knitting needles
A pair of 4mm knitting needles
A 4mm crochet hook
Download your free pattern:
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How to knit a poppy
Knit for Remembrance Day with our free knitted poppy pattern, an easy beginner knit that uses just a small amount of red yarn. Wear your finished poppy as a brooch or donate it to a local poppy display.