Shetland Herring Girls Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern
You can knit either or both of the herring girl tea cosy designs with the Shetland Herring Girls Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern from TeaCosyFolk.
These cosies at firmly set in the past and are a knitted snapshot of harbourside in Shetland from a bygone time when herring girls worked outside gutting fish.
The herring packer tea cosy is a lovely tea cosy of a herring girl stood next to a barrel with a silver herring in her hands; another one for the barrel whilst the other herring girl is carrying a basket of fish that she is holding in one arm and balancing the basket on her hip.
The two cosies are very similar with only their working tools differing. They are wearing heavy duty aprons because gutting fish is a messy job, and on their heads they are wearing head scarves.
They both have a cat close by. I bet the local cat population loved hanging around the harbour with all those tasty fishes about.
The tea cosies is knitted with double thickness yarn to keep the teapot and the tea really hot.
The Shetland Herring Girls tea cosies fits a medium sized tea pot that covers a Teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints.
The pattern will be available for digital download as soon as you have completed purchase, so you could start knitting them, very soon!
This product is the knitting pattern only to make your own Shetland Herring Girls tea cosies.
- 7 page pattern
- Helpful photos to guide you
- Youtube Help Video
Materials you need at home:
- Stylecraft Special DK Cloud Blue
- Stylecraft Special DK Grey
- Stylecraft Special DK Gingerbread
- Stylecraft Special DK Toy
- Stylecraft Special DK Clematis
- Stylecraft Special DK Silver
- Stylecraft Special DK Camel
- Stylecraft Special DK Saffron
- Stylecraft Special DK Black
I design and knit unique tea cosies. I really love designing exciting and unusual tea cosies, its great fun and people don’t mind having an over the top tea cosy. Plus they are a great talking point at tea time and make for brilliant knitting projects.
I have quite a following with regular customers who regularly buy my latest designs from my website TeaCosyFolk.co.uk
I have had a couple of patterns printed in the Simply Knitting Magazine, which is very exciting.