Marilyn Monroe Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe knitting pattern
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Inspired by the glamorous lady herself in her iconic white dress, the Marilyn Monroe makes for a tea cosy that captures the essence of Hollywood glamour. Apparently Marilyn was partial to a cup of green tea.

This tea cosy is based on the series of famous photos of Marilyn Monroe standing on an air vent. The main part of the tea cosy is Marilyn's dress. There are swirls of her dress all around the cosy to give the impression of her skirt billowing out with the airflow.

Marilyn's body and head are on the centre top of the cosy. I have given her hair a billowy look too using bubble stitch, there is a help video on Youtube for Marilyn's hair. She's also got false eyelashes for the ultra glam look.

Her arms come down in front of her and she tries to hold her skirt down, and you can see her legs and white strappy sandals below.

Marilyn makes for a wonderfully glamorous tea cosy. She'd be perfect for a Birthday present because she famously sang happy birthday to President Kennedy.

She's also perfect for anyone who loves Marilyn and wants to add a touch of Hollywood glamour to tea times.

Forget diamonds, tea times are a girls best friend!

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,
Spare 5.5mm knitting needle,
4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Knitting needles,
Stitch Holder,
93g Stylecraft Special DK White,
22g Stylecraft Special DK Toy,
8g Stylecraft Special DK Lemon,
A length of Stylecraft Special DK Lipstick for lips,
False eyelashes,
Black cotton thread to sew the eyelashes on with,

TeaCosyFolk help videos for this knitting

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