Train Guard Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Train Guard
Train Guard
Train Guard knitting pattern
Side View
Rear View
Side View
Side View
Rear View
Birds Eye View
Birds Eye View
Animated Tea Cosy


All that coming and going of trains, you can imagine that a train guard would enjoy a hot brew after a day spent on his legs, waving his flag and blowing his whistle. I love his moustache, I am just imagine it blowing up a little on his face from the expelled air from the whistle.

The train guard tea cosy is a design dedicated to train guards. The design was based on a photo of a train guard from a heritage line, so the uniform has a vintage look to it.

The stout train guard is wearing a black suit and he is wearing big boots. On his head he is wearing a cap with gilt edging and a green badge.

In his hands he has the train guard tools of the trade, a green flag and a whistle. His cheeks are puffed up as if he's about to blow the whistle.

Around the back of him he has a post sack for of letters and parcels for the Royal Mail. The mail bag has a minimal amount of Fair Isle knitting on it to spell out MAIL.

He's a lovely tea cosy, full of nostalgia of a bygone time when steam trains were mesmerising. He'd be perfect for any steam train admirer.

All aboard for 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,
68g Stylecraft Special DK Black,
11g Stylecraft Special DK Toy,
10g Stylecraft Special DK Mocha,
4g Stylecraft Special DK Grey,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Kelly Green,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Saffron,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Silver,
1g Stylecraft Special DK White,
Clean piece of flat plastic,

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