Auld Lang Syne Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne knitting pattern
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Simply Knitting Magazine


The Auld Lang Syne tea cosy was designed for the Simply Knitting Magazine issue 219 went goes on sale on the 14th December 2021.

This tea cosy, of course, was inspired by the very famous poem by Robert Burns that most people will sing on New Years Eve on the strike of midnight.

As a nod towards Robert Burns and his Scottish heritage, the tea cosy has four Scotsmen dressed in kilts crossing arms, holding hands singing Auld Lang Syne. I have made the characters all individual with different facial expressions and different coloured tartan kilts. It makes the cosy look colourful and you could just imagine them swaying as they sing.

The main part of the cosy is black, I thought this would represent a lump of coal, the traditional gift of people first footing to bring luck and prosperity in the coming year to the household.

It's a great tea cosy and it's so unusual to have a tea cosy that celebrates the new year. The tea cosy is also great for Burn's night later on in January. It's a super tea cosy and the little figures are great fun.

I do like a hot cup of kindness dear.

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,
Stitch Holder,
46g Stylecraft, Special DK Black (1002)
37g Stylecraft, Special DK Cream (1852)
22g Stylecraft, Special DK Toy (1852)
7g Stylecraft, Special DK Copper (1852)
5g Stylecraft, Special DK Silver (1002)
8g Stylecraft, Special DK Dark Brown (1852)
9g Stylecraft, Special DK Teal (1852)
3g Stylecraft, Special DK Dandelion (1852)
6g Stylecraft, Special DK Petrol (1002)
6g Stylecraft, Special DK Lipstick (1002)

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