Knitting for home

Knitting for home

Pretty posy tea cozy

Pretty posy tea cozy

This fun floral teapot cover uses 5- and 6-petal flowers to create the half-sphere shape. The flowers are joined as you work, and medium-weight cotton yarn makes for an easy-care piece.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Fits 8- to 10-cup teapot

23 inches circumference x 71/2 inches high


Bernat Handicrafter Cotton UH medium (worsted) weight cotton mmm yarn (13/4 oz/80 yds/50g per ball): 2 balls #00097 soft violet 1 ball each #13215 robin's egg and #00030 pale yellow

Cuddly blanket

Cuddly blanket

Size: approx. 145 x 128 cm/57" x 501/2''.

Materials: Austermann “Softy“ (98% virgin wool, 2% polyamide, approx. 53 m/60 yds/50 g): 1200 g of light gray, col 21.8249-07; small amount of contrasting yarn of a similar weight; addi circular knitting needle, size 15 mm (US 19), 120 cm/48" long.

Garter stitch: k RS and WS rows.

Stocking stitch: k RS rows, p WS rows

Chain stitch selvage: k the 1st st of every row and slip the last st of every row, with the yarn in front of the needle.

Hot water bottle covers

Hot water bottle covers

Hot water bottle cover must-haves: hot water bottle cosies for every home and every crisis... They look good and feel great, they heal and console.

Size: each approx. 43 cm/17" circumference and 38 cm/15" long.

Materials: Lana Grossa “Alta Moda Cashmere” (80% virgin wool, 20% cashmere, approx. 90 m/ 100 yds/50 g) 150 g of natural white, col 011, or light gray, col 010; Prym double pointed needles (dpn), size 12 mm (US 17); 1 hot water bottle (amazon) for each.

Rib pattern: k 2, p 2 alternately.

Stocking stitch: in rnds, k each rnd.

Knitted cushion

Knitted cushion

NORO’SSELF-STRIPING Kureyon yarn in a colour way of heathery moorland colours has beenusedto create this soft-looking cushion. Designed by Helen Ardley, it has a stocking stitch fabric highlighted with chunky bobbles, which give the cushion real character. The finished cushion cover is felted to shrink it by about one-fifth of its size. It’s then fitted with a zip fastening along the bottom opening.

SIZE: 50cm x 48cm (193/4 x 183/4in) before washing

40cm x 40cm (153/4 x 153/4in) after felting

YARN: Noro Kureyon (Chunky weight; 100% wool; 100m/109yds per 50g ball)

Shade 287; 6 x 50g balls

Folk blanket

SIZE: 85cm x 105cm (331/2in x 411/2in)

YARN: King Cole Merino Blend DK (DK weight; 100% merino; 112m/122yds per 50g ball)

A Olive (069); 6 x 50g balls

B Bronze Green (43); 5 x 50g balls

C Fuchsia (787); 1 x 50g ball

D Denim (791); 1 x 50g ball

E Cranberry (703); 1 x 50g ball

F Aran (46); 1 x 50g ball