King Alfred the Great Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern
Putting the Royal into Royal-tea with the King Alfred the Great Tea Cosy knitting pattern.
The tea cosy has Alfred stood in his medieval attire, in a smock and a cloak. I have chosen a 'middle ages' inspired colour pallet, assuming that the fabric dyes of the time were probably plant based dyes.
The crown on his head is a simple affair, just a band with a nod towards fleur-de-lis standing up from it.
The king is holding a board of burned cakes. There is a legend about King Alfred that says that he took refuge in a peasants house, and was asked to keep an eye on some bread cakes in the oven. But he forgot about them and they burnt, and the board of burnt cakes is a reference to that legend.
He's a lovely tea cosy that will appeal to people who love history and love to engage in armchair archology.
The Alfred the Great tea cosy fits a medium sized teapot that covers a Teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups.
The pattern will be available for digital download as soon as you have completed purchase, so you could start knitting him very soon!
This product is the knitting pattern only to make your own Alfred the Great tea cosy.
- 6 Page Knitting Pattern
- Lots of photos to guide you
- Online Facebook help group
Materials you need at home:
- Stylecraft Special DK Khaki
- Stylecraft Special DK Claret
- Stylecraft Special DK Copper
- Stylecraft Special DK Toy
- Stylecraft Special DK Dandelion
- Stylecraft Special DK Graphite
- Stylecraft Special DK Stone
- Stylecraft Special DK Black
- Small amount of light coloured Funky Foam to stiffen the bread board,
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.