Lily Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Lily knitting pattern
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The Lily tea cosy was designed for the Simply Knitting Magazine issue 215 which went on sale on the 12th August 2021.

To celebrate summer I thought I'd design a lovely floral tea cosy. I do love lilies, I have a few in the garden but I suppose the most popular lily as a garden flower is the stargazer lily.

I designed the flower heads of the lily to have a modernistic look. I thought knitting all the petals in one piece would be less tedious than knitting 6 individual petals for each flower head. Knitting as one gives the flower a real star like shape, and the outer edge makes the flower look unmistakeably lily looking.

The main cosy is a textured stitch that is easy to knit but looks amazing and is quite dense, so it's perfect for insulating the teapot.

Along with the two lily flower heads, the main cosy has two leaves and two flower buds waiting to burst open.

For a flower tea cosy, this tea cosy is really modern looking and striking. It's bright and cheerful like a summers day, but oozes elegance.

Have you got time for a lily cup of tea?

This Tea Cosy:

  • is made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • 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,
58g Stylecraft, Special DK Apple (1852)
25g Stylecraft, Special DK Pomegranate (1083)
7g Stylecraft, Special DK Cream (1005)
4g Stylecraft, Special DK Citron (1263)

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