Eleanora Elephant Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Eleanora Elephant Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern


This one size, 5 page pattern for an Elephant Tea Cosy is worked here in the colourful, ethnic inspired colours of Patons Fab Double Knitting. It can also be made from other double knitting oddments if tension is checked.

The cosy is a fun, quick knit.

It is named after Eleanora, a baby elephant character in a book my mother delighted in reading to my children when they were young. A couple of years ago, I managed to find a copy of the book in a second hand bookstore and this story came to mind when I was thinking of making an Indian Elephant Design Tea Cosy, so Eleanora it became.


Skill level:             Intermediate

Skills needed:         Cast on, Knit 2 x 2 Rib, Knit Stocking Stitch, Knit Colour Work, Decrease Stitches, Cast off. Seam.     

                                        Use Chain stitch. 


DK 1 x Patons Fab Red (2323)

DK 1 x Patons Fab Canary (2305)

DK 1 x Patons Fab Purple (2313)


Tapestry needle for seaming

Blunt ended knitting pins for seaming

A pair of 4.5mm (UK size 7, US size 7) Single Point (SP) knitting needles


Completed Size: To fit a standard, 4-6 cup teapot.

The pattern is easy to follow in size 14 & 16 fonts.

Eleanora. Pattern No. 4.




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