Australian Swaggie Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Australian Swaggie
Australian Swaggie
Australian Swaggie knitting pattern
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Homespun Magazine


The Australian Swaggie tea cosy was designed for Homespun Magazine No:175 December 2017 issue which went sale on the 7th of December 2017.

Australian Swaggie tea cosy is based on the traditional Australia wandering labourers, as famously sang about in the song Waltzing Matilda.

Australian Swaggie tea cosy is an old unkempt fellow, with his bed rolled up on his back and his belongings in a bindle slung over his shoulder. He is wearing a red neckerchief and iconic corked hat. He has smoke coming from his pipe and he's carrying his billy can ready for making a refreshing cup of tea. I really love his big old work boots and his patched up trousers. He's an endearing fellow you'd really want to go a-Waltzing with.

The knitting pattern is a 8 page pattern with photos and diagrams of how to create the Swaggie. He's quite details so he's a lovely project.

With this tea cosy, you'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me

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,
30g Stylecraft Special DK Parchment,
29g Stylecraft Special DK Mocha,
23g Stylecraft Special DK Bluebell,
23g Stylecraft Special DK Walnut,
22g Stylecraft Special DK Graphite,
12g Stylecraft Special DK Toy,
12g Stylecraft Special DK Cream,
5g Stylecraft Special DK Matador,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Pistachio,
Small amount of Stylecraft Special DK Black,
Cotton bud,
4mm bamboo knitting needle - 25cm long
UHU Glue,

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