British Waterways Narrowboat Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

British Waterways Narrowboat
British Waterways Narrowboat
British Waterways Narrowboat knitting pattern
Front View
Front View
Side View
Tiller and Livery
Pigeon Box and Chimney
Brass Air Vents
Birds Eye Veiw
Birds Eye Veiw


The narrowboat tea cosy is inspired by the rising popularity of the British Inland Waterways and canal boat holidays. The tea cosy has traditionally canal boat colours, dark green and bright red and yellow. The roof has a tin chimney, brass coloured air vents and a decorated pigeon box with button porthole windows. The boat also has bow and button fenders in case of any boating accidents.The spout of the teapot becomes the tiller for the boat. The hull of the narrowboat tea cosy is turned up onto itself, giving super insulation, the difference between a lovely cup of tea and a cold cup of canal water!

Keep tea hot canal boat style, the narrowboat tea cosy allows you to get through a lock and still come back to a piping hot cup of tea for skipper and crew.

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,
3.75 mm, UK size 9 or US size 5 Knitting needles,
50g Black double knitting wool
20g Green double knitting wool
20g Yellow double knitting wool
20g Red double knitting wool
20g Grey double knitting wool
Small amount of Gold Schoeller + Stahl
4X 10mm clear buttons

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