Medieval castle tea cosy

The medieval castle tea cosy is based on a motte and bailey style stone castle commonly built by the Normans. The castle with it's tower and look out sits on the top of a grassy knoll for the best vantage point. The Castle also sports an orange and purple medieval style flag.

This tea cosy is perfect for castle buffs, historians and history teachers, people who love medieval re-enactments and couple planning medieval weddings.

The knitting pattern to knit your own is easy to follow with clear instructions. It's all knitted on two needles and uses double knitting wool. The eyelash wool used for the grassy knoll means that the tea is kept really hot.

Because every man's tea cosy is his castle.


  • 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 (not essential)
  • 26g Lime King Cole Moments double knitting wool
  • 25g Olive green double knitting wool
  • 25g Grey double knitting wool
  • Small amounts of black, white, orange and purple double knitting wool
  • PVA glue and 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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