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!
- Made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
- Fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints
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)
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 TeaCosyFolk.co.uk
I have had a couple of patterns printed in the Simply Knitting Magazine, which is very exciting.