Shakespeare Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Shakespeare knitting pattern
Birds Eye View
Rear View
Close Up
Rear View
Birds Eye View
Side View
Close Up
Close Up
Front View

Description

The Shakespeare tea cosy as you might expect was inspired by the great poet and playwright. I used an iconic portrait picture of William Shakespeare to design his head, and to get the classic hair do, pointed nose and moustache right.

The main part of the cosy is made in Stylecraft Special DK Petrol, because it's a lovely rich colour and the sort of shade I expect the fashion of that ear to be. I imagine most fabrics of the time to be quite heavy and embroidered, so to get this feeling across on the cosy, I have used a texture on the main cosy that puckers the knitting slightly making it look thick and lush. The bottom of the cosy is edged with an fluffy yarn to look like fur, another exuberance.

I gave the Shakespeare tea cosy those iconic looking sleeves where you can see another colour under 'holes' in the upper fabric. They just make me think of historic fashion, and theatrical costume; which I thought was appropriate.

In Shakespeare's right hand he is holding a quill, and in his left he is holding a skull, maybe he is writing the story of Hamlet? Around the back of Shakespeare, you will find a little shrew running along.

The Shakespeare tea cosy is great fun to make and he's easily recognisable. Perfect for thinking of all those memorable quotes at tea times.

Much a brew about nothing.

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,
61g Stylecraft Special DK Petrol,
16g Stylecraft Special DK Walnut,
11g Hayfield Bonus DK Flesh Tone,
10g Stylecraft Special DK Cream,
6g King Cole Moments Koala,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Lime,
2g Stylecraft Special DK Black,
Stuffing.

Customer Reviews

    (1)
Average rating: 5


  Christina Cater who bought the pattern from TeaCosyFolk website

I made William Shakespeare as a thank you gift for a much loved and appreciated school drama teacher. This was the first time I have made a tea cosy and I was pleased how he turned out. The pattern was detailed and easy to follow.


Customer Reviews

Bought a tea cosy, or knitted one of our knitting patterns? We'd love to get your feedback.
Just login or Register to leave you review.

Our knitting patterns can be ordered online using this website and they will be instantly available as PDF digital downloads.

Alternatively, you can buy these knitting patterns from our other popular Knitting Pattern Platforms, where you can download them and start knitting today!

Etsy :: Kindle :: Love Crafts :: Ravelry

Find out more about TeaCosyFolk and follow us on Social Media hereā€¦

Twitter :: Blogger :: Pintrest :: Instagram :: Giphy :: Vimeo :: Youtube :: Facebook

Since 2015 you may have seen TeaCosyFolk designs published in some popular knitting magazines.

Simply Knitting :: Homespun :: Lets Knit

The Published Patterns



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required