Inspired by the fashion for brightly coloured bobble hats over the winter, Nicki Trench has made a pattern for some little egg cosies for you to pop over the top of those boiled eggs. These are so easy to make and suit beginner knitters as they use just a basic rib stitch. They are also a fabulous Easter stash-buster – let your creativity run away with you and perhaps take some inspiration from those
gorgeous over-the-top Easter bonnets of old.
- Small amounts of DK yarn in turquoise, light green, yellow and bright pink
- 3.25mm needles
Using 3.25mm needles and DK yarn of your choice, cast on 24 sts. Rows 1-12: (K2, p2) to end. Row 13: K2tog, p2, k1, k2tog, p1, k2, p2tog, k2, p1, k2tog, k1, p2, k2tog, p2. (19 sts.) Row 14: (K2, p1) twice, k2, (p2, k1) twice, p2, k2, p1. Row 15: P2tog, p1, k1, p2tog, k2, p2tog, k1, p1, k2tog, p2, k2tog, p1. (14 sts.) Row 16: K1, p1, k2, (p1, k1) twice, p2, k1, p1, k2. Row 17: (P2tog, k1) twice, p2tog, p1, k2tog, p1, k2tog. (9 sts.) Cut yarn leaving a tail, thread tail through rem sts, pull tight and fasten off.
To Make Up
Weave in all ends. With WS facing, sew the seam. Make a small pompom with your choice of contrasting colour yarn and stitch to the top of the egg cosy.