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Beginner Pastel Fair Isle Teacosy Knitting Pattern

Beginner Pastel Fair Isle Teacosy

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    Aran / Worsted

  • designer


    Sian Brown

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 7 / 4.5mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Fair Isle, Garter

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What you need to know

This knitting pattern will teach you how to make a charming Fair Isle teacosy from start to finish.

This pretty teacosy project provides the perfect opportunity to try out Fair Isle knitting for the first time. It’s worked in a standard stocking stitch with easy stripes and a small section of colourwork. The flowers are also deceptively simple to create and they make for a striking addition that is sure to impress your friends and family.

What do I need?

Yarn: Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran, shades 60 Natural, 2 Rose, 24 Jade Green, one 50g ball of each
Needles: 4.5mm
Tapestry needle


Width: 22cm
Depth: 17cm

Top knit tip

When working Fair Isle, the yarns at the back of the work should always stay in the same relative position to each other, one above and one below. The one held below will stand out more and the one held above will recede. This is known as colour dominance. To make your Fair Isle motif stand out, ensure that you work it in the yarn held below – the more dominant colour.

Meet the designer

Siân Brown is a designer for magazines, yarn companies and publishers. She completed a fashion and textiles degree before starting a successful career in knitwear, which included her becoming a visiting lecturer at London College of Fashion. If you enjoyed making this pattern, then why not make this tartan picnic blanket? Visit this page to see more designs from Siân.

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Watch to learn

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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Fair Isle, Garter , Stocking Stitch

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