Cocktail Party Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Cocktail Party
Cocktail Party
Cocktail Party knitting pattern
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The Cocktail Party Tea Cosy was designed for the Simply Knitting Magazine issue 176 which went on sale on the 2nd August 2018.

Cocktails in jam jars is so old hat, cocktails in mini teapots is where it's at! But it's not a new idea, the old lady in the caravan in Dickens's tale of The Old Curiosity Shop kept gin in her teapot.

I thought it would be an unusual way to serve cocktails at a cocktail party or to funk up a tea party and to make it look like a cocktail party. It's just fun and summery and great for stash busting because you can use any colour of DK yarn that you have to hand.

I used a loose cable pattern for the main tea cosy to make the main part of the cosy look like cut glass. If you are new to cables, this is an easy pattern to start with because there aren't many cable rows.

The cocktail requires one bamboo needle for construction of the straw and parasol. Bamboo needles are great for construction because they are easy to cut and are cheap to buy, especially if you buy online or at charity shops. One pair of needles will make 2 cocktail tea cosies.

I really love the fruit slice and the parasol, they make the cocktail feel real. The lemon slice could be any of the citrus fruits - lime, orange, pink grapefruit perhaps. The cherry could be an olive, a grape, physalis, a lychee or any small round fruit.

I think any Barbie would love a knitted parasol.

Please note that if you are buying a ready knitted cocktail tea cosy, The cocktail with the lime slice is the only version available.

Add a tropical twist to your next tea party with a cocktail style tea cosies.

This Tea Cosy:

  • is made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • fits a small sized teapot that holds 2 cups or 1 pint

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,
14g Hayfield Bonus DK lemongrass,
18g Hayfield Bonus DK bright orange,
12g Hayfield Bonus DK bright lemon,
10g Hayfield Bonus DK bright pink,
5g Hayfield Bonus DK Flesh white,
4g Hayfield Bonus DK Flesh azure,
2g Hayfield Bonus DK signal red,
UHU Glue,
2.75mm x 24cm Bamboo knitting needle for construction (One needle needed for each cosy)

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