Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

You may remember this tea cosy, which I designed for Knit Now magazine earlier this year.IMG_7940

The pattern rights have now reverted to me and I have the pattern for sale in my Ravelry shop here.

The tea cosy is knit in gorgeous Jamiesons of Shetland 2ply jumper weight yarn.  The yarn is quite tweedy so the colour variations add interest to the fabric.


The cosy is knit with 2 strands held together, so it is quite quick to knit and nice and thick.

The honeycomb pattern is made with slipped stitches and it is not hard to do.


The inspiration for the tea cosy is the last lines of Rupert Brooke’s famous poem ‘The Old Vicarage, Grantchester’ –

“Stands the church clock at ten to three and is there honey still for tea?”

These lines often go through my head on a wintery afternoon, when it’s cold outside and tea and knitting await!   IMG_7962The pattern also includes instructions for a coaster on which to stand your teacup.


About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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