This pattern is also available as a kit from the Kate Davies Designs online shop.
This jolly tea cosy features a carousel of Shetland sheep and offers a small sampler of many of my favourite hand-knitting techniques: stranded colourwork, steeks, vikkel braids, corrugated ribbing, i-cord and centred double decreases. Practice on your teapot before trying
these things out on a sweater!
Yarn and other materials
Jamieson & Smith “Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight” (100% Shetland Wool Undyed; 172m/ 188yds/50g balls) 1 ball Moorit (2004), 1 ball White (2001). 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 40cm (16”) long (or size to get gauge). 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) dpns or long (80-100cm/ 30-40”) circular needle for working crown top & openings. 3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) circular needles, 40cm (16”) long, for working bottom edging. Stitch markers of two types, a and b. Waste (sock) yarn in contrasting colour. 3mm (UK 11/US C/2-D/3) Crochet hook. Tapestry needle. And, of course (essentially) a teapot!