Steward tartan tea cosy

Tartan is such a lovely print and their are so many to choose from. I played it safe and went with the most popular of tartan patterns; the Stewart tartan.

The intricate design looks like it ill be hard to knit at first, but actually the straight lines make it very easy, and its a joy to see the pattern working its way off the pins.

The tea cosy gas a gathered top design. The top is gathered up with a wee knitted cord with blue tassels at each end, that echo the Scottish thistle.

The tea cosy look beautiful in the rich traditional colours, but you'd also look fantastic if the colours were substituted for shades of pink for example to funk it up.

Get your clan around the teapot with this lovely Stewart Tartan inspired tea cosy.


  • Has a knitted lining to keep the teapot really hot
  • Fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints

Materials you need at home:

  • 4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Knitting needles,
  • 50g Black Double knitting wool,
  • 15g Dark red double knitting wool,
  • 15g Red double knitting wool,
  • 15g Royal blue double knitting wool,
  • 15g White double knitting wool,
  • 215g Yellow double knitting wool,
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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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