Beehive Tea Cosy by Amanda Berry

Beehive Tea Cosy

July 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
The cosy is 23cm wide and 21cm tall, and is designed to fit a standard 6 cup teapot (approx. 15cm diameter, 17cm tall).
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This beehive tea cosy is easy to knit, simply using a combination of knit and purl stitches to create texture and a k2tog decrease to shape the top. It is knitted flat in two pieces, so you can make sure the holes in the cosy fit around your teapot’s handle and spout.

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the tea cosy, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 2 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles, apart from the top loop which is an i-cord piece knitted on two double pointed needles (DPNs). You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work a k2tog decrease, sew seams and knit i-cord.


  • A pair of straight 4mm knitting needles (US 6)
  • 2 x 4mm DPNs to make the top loop (US 6)
  • Double knitting yarn in yellow (DK or light worsted weight); less than 100g
  • Bee shaped buttons to decorate, sewing needle and thread.

Copyright © 2015 Amanda Berry
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I have no objection if you wish to make these tea cosies to sell to raise funds for charity. However please do not reproduce or sell this pattern.