Vintage Knitting Pattern:
Knitted Teapot Cosy
TEAPOT COSY, Knitted
This is made in a simple ribbed fabric, and is a nicely fitting article suitable for a teapot holding about a quart. It may with advantage be knitted from wool of a colour to match the tea-service.
Materials:» 2½ ozs. 5-ply BEEHIVE Scotch Fingering, for the outside, and 1 oz. of 4-ply for the lining; these may be chosen of contrasting colours.
» 2 No. 8 and 2 No. 10 Celluloid Knitting Needles.
» ¾ yd. of Ribbon about 1½ inches wide to match lining.
Originally published in 1915 in Halifax, England by Patons and Baldwin, Woolcraft was part of a collection of knitting and crochet “recipe” booklets designed for use with Patons and Baldwin wool yarns.
It offers a knitting and crochet needle gauge, a discussion of the various types of wool used, and “Reliable Instructions on the Use of Knitting Wools in the production by hand of Serviceable Garments for Every-day Wear.
Thanks to the laudable efforts of the Antique Pattern Library this booklet (Beehive Knitting Booklet No. 9) has been scanned into three separate PDF files and is available for free viewing or download.
If you would like more information on the Beehive Scotch Fingering wool used to knit the tea cosy, or wish to see the knitting needle gauge, check out the first of these PDF files at Antique Pattern Library: Beehive Knitting Booklet Pages 1-26.