Steam Locomotive Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Steam Locomotive
Steam Locomotive
Steam Locomotive knitting pattern
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I had wanted to design a Steam Locomotive tea cosy for a while. We visit lots of the steam railway museums on our travels and we love the romance and nostalgia of the steam engines and I wanted to capture all that in a vintage train tea cosy.

With the roundness of a teapot dictating the main shape of the steam train, I was never going to be able to design something elegant like the Flying Scotsman tea cosy. I have created a rather more stubby, chunky looking vintage train.

The steam locomotive is a green engine with a water tank on either side. The train has a chimney funnel and a steam dome, and a small cab. The cab is a pocket, and there is a pattern to knit the Loco Driver in a denim boiler suit. Of course, the train driver could look like someone you know, and you could also knit him a companion to shovel the coal.

The little steam engine has buffers at the front and rear and four wheels and coupling rods. It's a really cute tea cosy that i'm rather 'chuffed' with.

Here's a tea cosy to keep your teapot steaming!

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
  • has removable parts just for fun

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,
78g Stylecraft Special DK Kelly Green,
42g Stylecraft Special DK Black,
4g Stylecraft Special DK Denim,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Silver,
2g Stylecraft Special DK Toy,
1X A4 Dark Coloured 2mm Craft Foam Sheet,

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