Friesian Cow Tea Cosy

I was commissioned to design the Friesian Cow tea cosy. I was asked to include a cowbell and to have her chewing grass, and to have an udder.

Friesian cow's are dairy cow's so I gave her a large udder. In her mouthful of grass I thought it would be lovely to include a daisy. After reticently visiting a cow milking facility, what I noticed was that they have very bony bottoms, and I have tried to include this.

I think this tea cosy is charming and has a morning and breakfast tea time feel.

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

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,
  • 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles,
  • 46g cream double knitting wool,
  • 27g grass green double knitting wool,
  • 11g black double knitting wool,
  • 6g soft peach each double knitting wool,
  • 6g sunshine double knitting wool,
  • 3g white double knitting wool,
  • A pair of 18mm brown safety eyes,
  • 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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