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Beltie Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

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Beltie is a nickname given to the Belted Galloway cattle. It's called beltited due to the white strip or belt about it's middle. It's a traditional breed of the west of Scotland in the Galloway region. The Belti tea cosy is a tribute to this cute and woolly breed, the perfect way to keep your teapot hot in the Galloway hills.

I think that cows and cattle are really sorrowful looking animals, and often look sad, especially when they are out in all weathers like the Belties are. So I gave my beltie a cute sad face and she looks so heartwarming.

About her feet in the thick lush grass are thistles. I thought they would add a nice touch of colour to the cosy and again it harks back to the breeds heritage. The bloom part is made with a tiny pompom make on a table fork, there are photos to show you how to do this.

To give the Belted Galloway tea cosy that woolly look, I used King Cole Cuddles Chunky, which is very insulating with its texture which knits up to give a nice nap to the finished cosy. It's also really soft and cuddly, so I knitted it on smaller size needles that the ball band suggests to give the knitting better structure.

The Beltie tea cosy is a lovely cosy and I can see people who love farm animals and the countryside as well and people who love Scotland enjoying this cosy.

Buy the Beltie tea cosy knitting pattern and get the cow pat coasters knitting pattern for free. Just add the Beltie pattern to your basket.

A belting tea cosying of a Belted Galloway.

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,
4.5 mm, UK size 7 or US size 7 Knitting needles,
4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Knitting needles,
28g King Cole Cuddles Chunky Black,
5g King Cole Cuddles Chunky White,
20g Stylecraft Special DK Kelly Green,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Boysenberry,
1g Stylecraft Special DK Black,
X2 18mm Brown Safety Eyes,

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