Cheerful egg cosies

Cheerful egg cosies


Posted 4th Feb 2016


Keep your boiled eggs warm with these cute little woolly hats. They are an original addition to any Easter celebration and a beautiful accessory for the Sunday breakfast table

For each egg cosy you will need a set of double-pointed knitting needles, size 2.5mm, leftover sock wool (approx. 50g) and an embroidery needle. For the decoration you will need some wire, daffodil heads (‘Tête-à-Tête’ variety), some hay and some grass

 

Here’s what you need to do:


1. Cast on 28 stitches and spread over 4 needles, so there are 7 stitches on each needle. Join to work in the round.


2. To make the ribbed trim, work 8 rounds alternating 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch. Work a further 10 rounds using stocking stitch (knit every stitch when working in the round), then start decreasing the stitches.


3. To decease: in the next round, knit 3 stitches, then knit the 4th and 5th stitches together, then knit to the end of the needle. Repeat on every needle until the end of the round (24 stitches remaining). In the next round, knit 2 stitches, then knit the 3rd and 4th stitches together, then knit to the end of the needle. Repeat on every needle until the end of the round (20 stitches remaining). In the next round, knit 1 stitch, then knit the 2nd and 3rd stitches together, then knit to the end of the needle. Repeat on every needle until the end of the round (16 stitches remaining). Continue in this way, decreasing by 4 stitches per round, until you have 8 stitches remaining. Continue in stocking stitch for approximately
30 rounds. Gather the stitches up using a thread and sew together using the embroidery needle.

4. Knot the tip to form a bobble and sit on top of the finished egg – you’re all done! If you want, instead of knotting the bobble you can simply attach a daffodil to the top using a piece of wire.

 





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