Biggest Tea Cosy…ever!

UPDATE
World Record achieved! The tea cosy was measured at 5.11 metres in height, 6.24 metres in diameter, and 19.3 metres in circumference. Congratulations to Di MacDonald and her awesome team!

BACKGROUND
We are thrilled to be hosting Knit-a-Row-and-Go’s attempt at the World’s Biggest Tea Cosy.

Knit-a-Row-and-Go (KARAG) is a charity group from Melbourne’s bayside suburbs of Frankston and Chelsea, established several years ago with the purpose of knitting scarves and rugs for the homeless.

KARAG convenor Di MacDonald is a teacher. Di and two of the students in her kids knitting group decided they needed a challenge and thought they’d attempt a Guinness World Record.

Di and her mum attended the 2018 Tea Cosy Festival, with knitting needles and wool in hand. As they wandered around our Tea Cosy Exhibition they were knitting rows towards a giant tea cosy.

Support for the record attempt snowballed and knitters of all ages throughout the Frankston community, other states and even New Zealand have been knitting furiously to create a tea cosy that is approximately five metres high and twenty metres in circumference.

Friends and Frankston businesses have assisted in the design and construction of a tea pot that will be transported to Fish Creek for the official measuring to take place on Saturday 14 May from 1.30pm.

After the World Record has been confirmed, the giant tea cosy will be deconstructed into rugs and KARAG (with the help of Community Support Frankston) will give them to the local homeless and needy.

More info – KARAG Facebook Group.