Ice Cream Van Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Ice Cream Van
Ice Cream Van
Ice Cream Van knitting pattern
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Picture your teapot transformed into an ice-cream van, complete with ice-cream seller and nostalgia. Whether you’re serving Earl Grey or mint chocolate chip, this cosy adds a dash of summer to your brew.

Inspired by the ice-cream vans and their tinkly jingles, I thought it would be fun to design a tea cosy homage to frozen delights.

The ice-cream van is knitted in lemon and pink and the 'cab' is on top of the main cosy. The cab has a recess window in it where the ice-cream seller stands to take your orders, and he is in the window ready and waiting. I think he's asking if you'd like a flake.

On the front of the cab there are two giant ice-cream cones on either side of the window screen.

The vehicle itself has four wheels, light details and bumpers.

It's such a summer inspired tea cosy. knitted in pretty colours and draws on happy nostalgic childhood memories.

The chimes of the ice-cream van means that tea is served!

This Tea Cosy:

  • is made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints

What you will need to make the pattern

5.5 mm, UK size 5 or US size 9 knitting needles,
4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Knitting needles,
Stitch Holder,
30g Stylecraft Special DK Lemon,
30g Stylecraft Special DK Fondant,
21g Stylecraft Special DK Graphite,
13g Stylecraft Special DK White,
12g Stylecraft Special DK Silver,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Saffron,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Denim,
2g Stylecraft Special DK Toy,
2g Stylecraft Special DK Gingerbread,

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