For those of you that have asked, here is a vintage, English tea cosy knitting pattern, that I posted below. This pattern is very similar to the one that I knitted. One of the differences to my tea cosy, is.
Wensleydale Tea Cosy - pattern by Jean Moss in her book "Great Little Gifts to Knit" or for sale on Ravelry
Crochet tea cosy free pattern 14 and many others