One of our wonderfully talented customers has made these fantastic knitted covers especially for Ringtons mallows!
You can find the instructions below:
Needles: 3.25mm (size 10) and 2.75mm (12UK).
Yarn: Small amounts of red/white/blue DK yarn and gold fingering for crown.
Cast on 28 stitches, Purl 1 row.
Knit 2, (pick up stitch, Knit 8) to last 2 stitches, pick up stitch, Knit 2 – 32 sts.
Beginning with a Purl row – 11 rows Stocking Stitch [add own pattern]
Knit 3, (Knit 2 together, Knit 2) to end of row, Knit 3 – 25 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Knit 2 rows for rim of teapot. [in contrast colour]
Knit1, (Knit 2 together, Knit 1) to end of row, Knit 1 – 17 sts.
(Purl 2 together, Purl 1) to last 2 sts, Purl2 – 11 sts.
Thread yarn through stitches and pull tightly. Sew sides together.
Cast on 5 stitches.
Knit front and back of every stitch – 10 sts.
Beginning with a Purl row, Stocking Stitch 5 rows.
Knit 2 together, Knit 6, Knit 2 together – 8 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Knit 2, Knit 2 together, Knit 2 together, Knit2 – 6 sts.
Purl 1 row, Knit 2 rows, cast off.
Add a tiny amount of stuffing to the widest part of the spout and attach it to the teapot then sew up the edges of the spout. Bend to shape.
Cast on 16 stitches. Knit 3 rows. Cast off knitwise.
Sew handle to teapot covering the join.
Cast on 6 stitches [in contrast colour]. Stocking Stitch 5 rows.
Thread the yarn through stitches and pull tightly.
Sew sides and lightly stuff, join to top of teapot.
Crown (for Jubilee Teapot):
In gold fingering or lamé yarn, 2.75mm (size 12) needles.
Cast on 15 stitches, Stocking Stitch 4 rows.
Knit 1, (yarn forward, Knit 2 together) to end of row.
Begin with Purl row, Stocking Stitch 4 rows.
Cast off loosely leaving a long tail to sew cast off and cast on edges together.
Sew around bobble on lid.
Here’s another one made especially for the Jubilee celebrations!
Needles: 3.25mm (size 10)
Yarn: Purple (Paintbox 147 Pansy)
Fur (King Cole Truffle 4365 Coconut)
Gold (Rico Creative Lamé)
[or suitable DK alternatives]
Jewels to decorate.
Instructions – For hat piece:
Cast on 28 stitches in Purple, Knit 2 rows. Don’t cut yarn.
Join in Fur, Knit 4 rows. Cut Fur yarn.
Join in Gold, Knit 6 rows. Cut Gold yarn.
Continue in Purple.
Increase row – K2, make 1 [by picking up yarn between stitches and knitting into the back of the new stitch], (K4, make 1) to the end, K2 – 35 sts.
Starting with a Purl row – Stocking Stitch 5 rows.
Decrease rows – K2, (K2tog, K4) K2tog, K1 – 29 sts.
P2tog, purl to end of row – 28 sts.
K2tog across the row – 14 sts.
P2tog across the row – 7 sts.
Thread yarn through stitches. Sew crown.
For bands: knit 2.
Cast on 28 stitches in Gold.
Knit 3 rows, cast off knitwise.
Cast on 10 stitches in Gold.
Knit 6 rows, thread the yarn through stitches and pull tightly.
Sew and lightly stuff. Covering a large bead (pony) works as well.
Make up crown by sewing the bands in a cross over the hat piece.
Sew on bobble where bands cross making sure you go through all layers.
Decorate with jewels.