Herring Packer Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Herring Packer
Herring Packer
Herring Packer knitting pattern
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Animated Tea Cosy
Animated Tea Cosy


The Herring Packer tea cosy is a knitted snapshot of harbourside in Shetland from a bygone time when herring girls worked outside gutting fish as they were landed.

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.

On her head she is wearing a headscarf and she is wearing an apron to keep her dress clean.

A local cat is keeping watch for a opportunity of tip bit - a tasty alternative to mice.

It's so lovely to design a tea cosy in tribute to such hard working women.

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

If you are buying the ready knitted Herring Packer Tea Cosy, you will only receive the herring packer and her barrel tea cosy.

Silver darlings love a hot cup of 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,

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