Deer in the heather tea cosy

The deer in the heather tea cosy was inspired by holidays in the Highlands of Scotland and our fascination and delight at seeing these beautiful animal roaming about which what seems to be, not a care in the world.

I love the mountains when the heather is in bloom, giving the land that purple ad green hue. The main part of the tea cosy in knitted in green and purple to represent the heather covered land.

This tea cosy has two deer, one laying down and the other standing. Both look alert and both have antlers, they really give a Scottish wild life feel to the cosy.

The tea cosy is knitted on two needles but dpn maybe needed but aren't essential to knit icords; full instructions given.

It's time for tea deer.


  • This Tea Cosy fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints

Materials you need at home:

  • 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,
  • 4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 DPN,
  • 25g Sage double knitting wool,
  • 25g Heather double knitting wool,
  • 45g Dark brown double knitting wool,
  • 10g Light brown double knitting wool,
  • 4g Black double knitting wool,
  • 10 pipe cleaners,
  • Four 8mm black beads,
  • Stuffing
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Susan Cowper

I design and knit unique tea cosies. I really love designing exciting and unusual tea cosies, its great fun and people don’t mind having an over the top tea cosy. Plus they are a great talking point at tea time and make for brilliant knitting projects.

I have quite a following with regular customers who regularly buy my latest designs from my website

I have had a couple of patterns printed in the Simply Knitting Magazine, which is very exciting.

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