Queen's 90th Birthday Tea Cosy by Susan Cowper

Queen's 90th Birthday Tea Cosy

April 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
This tea cosy fits a 2 pint teapot
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The Queen’s 90th Birthday tea cosy was designed for the Simply Knitting Magazine issue 146 which went on sale on the 22nd April 2016.

I was delighted to be asked to design a Queen tea cosy for the Queens 90th Birthday celebrations. I have designed a regal looking Queen Elizabeth before so I wanted to design something a bit different and I tried to think what the Queen might be doing on her 90th birthday (or I was thinking what I’d be doing if I were the Queen)

Firstly I thought she’s be wearing blue. It seems to be one of her favourite colours and she often wears a smart blue suit.

Obviously, I’d be having a nice cup of tea and a huge slice of birthday cake, a Victoria sandwich or should I say an Elizabeth sandwich?

I though she’s probably have a party hat on her head for the day too and her corgis would be scampering about her feet begging for tip bits of cake.

The Queen’s 90th Birthday tea cosy knitting pattern will be available to buy from the TeaCosyFolk website from the 1st December 2016, in the meanwhile you can buy past copies of Simply Knitting if you missed the pattern when it was first published.

One should throw a party when its ones 90th Birthday - More Cake?

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,
3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles,
44g powder blue Hayfield Bonus DK,
21g flesh tone Hayfield Bonus DK,
17g fox Hayfield Bonus DK,
11g silver grey Hayfield Bonus DK,
6g sunflower Hayfield Bonus DK ,
5g signal red Hayfield Bonus DK,
4g cream Hayfield Bonus DK,
3g kiwi Hayfield Bonus DK,
2g pink Hayfield Bonus DK,
1g white Hayfield Bonus DK,
Small amount of black wool for embroidering faces,
4mm pearl beads,
Four 6mm black beads
3.5cm Dolls house plate,
UHU glue