Beefeater Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

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The Beefeater tea cosy is a design based on the Yeomen Warders at the Tower of London. They are such lovely iconic figures and they uniforms are quite over the top by today's standards and really hark back to the Tudor times.

The Beefeater tea cosy is an older fellow with silver hair. He's wearing the state dress uniform - the posher uniform that the Yeomen wear, so it's obviously a special occasion. His uniform is red, gold and black and on the front her has emblems of the Tudor rose, a thistle and a shamrock, below the crown. He's a brave chap because he is decorated with medals.

He is wearing a white ruffle collar and a black hat that is embellished with red, with and blue bows. His hat is removable, just for a bit of fun.

With the Beefeater are two ravens, the guardians of the Tower. They add interesting characters to the cosy. Maybe they are feeling peckish and are telling the Ravenmaster it's lunchtime?

The Yeomen tea cosy is a lovely tea cosy to make, and it feels quite patriotic and traditional.

The Yeoman Warder tea cosy is the perfect guard for your teapot in his splending Beefeater regalia.

This Tea Cosy:

  • is made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • has a removable hat which can be casually hung on the spout
  • fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints

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,
3.00 mm, UK size 11 Knitting needles,
43g Stylecraft Special DK Black,
37g Stylecraft Special DK Lipstick,
18g Stylecraft Special DK Saffron,
7g Stylecraft Special DK White,
4g Stylecraft Special DK Silver,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Lapis,
2g Stylecraft Special DK Cypress,
2g Stylecraft Special DK Grape,
11g Hayfield Bonus DK Flesh Tone,
3X 10mm gold buttons,
4X 5mm black beads,

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