Nelson Mandela Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela knitting pattern
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The Nelson Mandela tea cosy is based on a friends holiday snap of herself stood beside a giant statue of Nelson Mandela.

What I liked about the design is the colours and the abstract nature of the patterning on his shirt. The colours feel very African and fiery hot. The colours and pattern also make me think of 1970's styling, and I like that era in decor.

The tea cosy shows Nelson Mandela stood with a walking stick, wearing a funky orange, mustard and brown shirt. I have given him pudgy cheeks and silver hair, in that classic style he always had.

I really like his shoes that come out at the bottom of the cosy.

Nelson Mandela the has been immortalized as a tea cosy, to proudly sit on your teapot to keep the tea hot.

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,
3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles,
29g Stylecraft Special DK Spice,
29g Stylecraft Special DK Black,
15g Stylecraft Special DK Walnut,
13g Stylecraft Special DK Mocha,
10g Hayfield Bonus DK Silver,
8g Stylecraft Special DK Mustard,
7g Stylecraft Special DK Citron,
Cotton bud,

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