Cornish Fisherman Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Cornish Fisherman
Cornish Fisherman
Cornish Fisherman knitting pattern
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Ye olde Cornish fisherman with his mustard coloured gansey with an anchor on it, has still got one fish left in his nets that he's going to fry for his tea.

After a day at the seaside I was inspired to knit the fisherman tea cosy and its the gansey jumper he's wearing that makes him Cornish. I wanted my fisherman to look like one from by gone times, so he has traditional lobster pots and glass buoys, and he has a traditional look about him.

I based his face on an old photo that I found on Google image search of a real fisherman, he has podgy cheeks and a beard that framed his face rather than covered it.

At the back of the fisherman you can see the anchor on his gansey more clearly, and he has picked up a starfish that is casually creeping over the lobster pot.

I love this tea cosy; you can almost smell the sea and hear the seagulls.

It's a fun tea cosy to knit with lots of textured knitting.

A Cornish tea cosy for a Cornish tea.

This Tea Cosy:

  • is made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • has a removable hat which can be casually hung on the spout
  • 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,
3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles,
16g midnight double knitting wool,
34g mustard double knitting wool,
18g camel double knitting wool,
9g parchment double knitting wool,
5g tomato double knitting wool,
5g turquoise double knitting wool,
10g flesh tone double knitting wool,
14g sunshine double knitting wool,
3g petrol double knitting wool,
4g Stylecraft Eskimo natural DK wool,
Small amount of black double knitting wool to embroider face,
A clear plastic bottle,

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