Robin Hood Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Robin Hood
Robin Hood
Robin Hood knitting pattern
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The Robin Hood tea cosy is a knitted tribute to the Nottingham hero that robbed from the rich to give to the poor. A very worthwhile character to be immortalised as a tea cosy.

The Robin Hood tea cosy pulls on the old clichés of what Robin Hood might have looked like and the clothes he may have worn. I researched old movies of the legendry outlaw for inspiration.

The main part of the tea cosy has a pattern that looks like cable, but isn't cable. It gives the cosy an interesting texture and it's also a stretchy pattern so the cosy will still easily slide on the teapot.

In his hands Robin of Loxley is holding a bow and arrow; the arrow looks bent and twisted. Maybe Little John has been making the arrows from twisted hazel again!

Robin is wearing a classic castellated collar and a little cap with a feather in it. The colour pallet of his clothing is greens and browns, which would offer him camouflage in Nottingham forest.

On his back he's carrying a quiver holding extra arrows, in case he meets Nottingham's men and on his belt he carries a money bag, to carry the loot.

He's a lovely tea cosy and we all know the story and have watched the films and TV series, and we all share the heart-warming sentiment to share and give generously. So it's fabulous that there is a Robin hood tea cosy in the TeaCosyFolk collection.

Thanks to Robin Hood there will be hot tea for all the thirsty peasants!

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,
38g Stylecraft Special DK Cypress,
15g Stylecraft Special DK Toy,
11g Stylecraft Special DK Dark Brown,
7g Stylecraft Special DK Lime,
18g Stylecraft Special DK Gingerbread,
5g Stylecraft Special DK Mocha,
19g Stylecraft Special DK Copper,
1 sheet of Brown Funky Foam,

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