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1950's Queen Elizabeth II Tea Cosy


    The Queen Elizabeth II tea cosy from TeaCosyFolk is based on the water coloured portrait of the queen by Dorothy Wilding from 1952, featuring a young looking queen in a gold and blue dress with silver crown and finery. The Royal Majesty tea cosy has our queen draped in a purple cape bearing her initials and holding a cup and saucer, because the Queen loves a good old cuppa too.

    As always with our designs, the tea cosy is knitted with double thickness wool to keep the tea at the perfect temperature for a royal brew. This is one of the more challenging patterns to knit in the range and you will require circular needles and double pointed needles to create an I-cord and there are 6 pages to the pattern.

    The perfect tea cosy for Royal-tea!

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    Materials you need at home:

    • 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 Double pointed needles,
    • 4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 circular needles,
    • 3.00mm, UK size 11 knitting needles,
    • 50g Lemon double knitting wool
    • 20g Light blue double knitting wool
    • 20g Dark brown double knitting wool
    • 20g Royal purple double knitting wool
    • 25g White Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake DK Double Knit
    • Small amount of Schoeller + Stahl Silver
    • Small amounts of gold and black double knitting wool
    • A miniature cup and saucer (I used a dolls house set)
    • Stuffing