Herring Girl Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Herring Girl
Herring Girl
Herring Girl knitting pattern
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Animated Tea Cosy
Animated Tea Cosy


This lovely herring girl tea cosy was inspired by the statues in Stornoway, Shetland. The herring girls were the girls that cleaned and gutted the fish as they were brought in by the fishing boats.

The herring girl tea cosy is wearing an apron to keep her dress clean. She is wearing a headscarf to keep her hair out of the way of the smell of fish.

She is carrying a basket of fish that she is holding in one arm and balancing the basket on her hip.

There is a cat beside her looking to see if he can get a free lunch.

It's a lovely tea cosy filled with nostalgia of the way of life of a herring girl.

If you buy the knitting pattern to make the herring girl tea cosy, you will also receive the knitting pattern for the Herring Packer tea cosy.

If you are buying the ready knitted Herring Girl Tea Cosy, you will only receive the herring girl with a basket tea cosy.

The fisher lasses would be gutted if there wasn't hot tea.

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,
Stitch Holder,
35g Stylecraft Special DK Cloud Blue,
18g Stylecraft Special DK Grey,
12g Stylecraft Special DK Gingerbread,
10g Stylecraft Special DK Toy,
8g Stylecraft Special DK Clematis,
5g Stylecraft Special DK Silver,
5g Stylecraft Special DK Camel,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Saffron,
1g Stylecraft Special DK Black,

TeaCosyFolk help video for this knitting

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