Fair-isle Easter Eggs by Lea Bronnenkant

Fair-isle Easter Eggs

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March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
30 - 90 yards (27 - 82 m)
one size

These Easter eggs are quick and fun to knit and to hang into your Easter tree or around the house. Instructions are written. Colorwork options are charted only.

Skill level: easy.

Techniques used: knit in the round, increase / decrease, stranded colorwork (optional).

Yarn: less than 30 yards of sock yarn (or any other fingering weight yarn) each.

Gauge / size:
With 28 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette one egg is approximately 3” (7.5 cm) high and 5” (13 cm) diameter at largest part. If you want a larger egg use thicker yarn and needles. Gauge must be tight so the stuffing doesn’t show.

Tools / materials: Size US 2 / 2.75 mm DPNs (due to the small number of stitches I wouldn’t recommend magic loop); small amount of polyfiber stuffing; tapestry needle; scissors.