A few years ago, while running a kids knitting group, Di MacDonald decided they needed a new knitting challenge. So they thought they’d attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest knitted tea cosy! They soon realised the enormity of the task and sought help from their local community. Charity knitting group Knit-a-row-and-go (KARAG) decided they were up for the challenge.
Di and her mum attended the 2018 Tea Cosy Festival, with knitting needles and wool in hand. As they wandered through our exhibition they were knitting rows towards the giant tea cosy.
Support for the world record attempt snowballed and knitters of all ages throughout the Frankston community, rural Victoria, other states and even New Zealand have been knitting furiously to create a cosy that will be approximately 5 metres high and 20 metres in circumference!
Friends and Frankston businesses have designed and donated materials for the teapot structure to support the giant cosy. The structure will be transported to Fish Creek and constructed on site. The official measuring of the cosy will happen on Saturday 16 May 2020 from 1.30pm.
After the record has been confirmed, the tea cosy will be deconstructed into rugs and KARAG and Community Support Frankston will give them to the local homeless and people in need.
The Tea Cosy Festival is thrilled to be hosting this attempt by Di MacDonald, Maya, Julian, Lily, Isla and KARAG to break the Guinness World Record for the largest knitted tea cosy!