So I knitted a new jacket for my teapot. (the old one was a granny square on you can see here)
I chose old colours (brown and green) to create a warm, rustic, country feeling.
|there is a teacup embroidered so you can't mistake it for the milk|
|I added 3 crochet flowers on top|
|it's very easy to take off|
|or put on|
You need 1 skein of each colour (50 gr), I used 4 mm circular needles. But you ca n knit it on 2 needles too.
Cast on 84 stiches, and purl a few rows.
continue in stockinette for 2 rows. Then divide the piece in 2. Put 42 stiches on a stich holder.
knit for about 20 rows. (Check on your teapot if this height is enough) Now knit the other part until it measures the same. Join all stiches together and knit 2 rows in stockinette.
Now start the decreases : knit 11 stiches, knit 2 together, knit 12 st , knit 2 together, repeat 5 times, end with 1 knitted stich.
knit one row
decrease one row (11 stiches between decreases)
knit one row
decrease one row (10 stiches between decreases)
until you have 48 stiches left.
knit 1 row
knit 1 stich, knit 2 together across the work, end with 1 stich
there should remain 27 stiches now.
Put the thread through the remaining stiches and secure them. Make sure the lid of the teapot fits through the hole.
You can add decorations like flowers, pompoms, embroidery.... to your liking.
have fun making this !