Over Easy Egg Cosy
This is a tiny project which a beginner can enjoy. It is perfect for a young knitter to embellish liberally with buttons, beads or flowers.
Ideal for using up oddments of yarn, it’s also a lovely way to squeeze every last bit of use out of a favourite skein. Garter stitch is perfect for showing off variegated yarn. It’s a better way to admire a little souvenir of luxury yarn than buried in your stash. A precious yarn can elevate a very simple cosy into a tiny luxury present.
The only skills you need are cast on, knit & cast off - including for the flower.
One size. 14cm/5 1/2” circumference x 7cm/2 3/4” tall
MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino 125m/137yds per 50g
For a plain cosy, you will need 10g - 25m/28 yds.
Colour pictured is Forget-me-not.
For a striped cosy, you will need 5g - 12.5m/14yds of each colour. The colours pictured are Midnight (M)/Fuchsia (C) and Forget-me-not (M)/ Snow (C).
The flower takes less than 2m/2yds yarn. The flower pictured is in Fuchsia.
3.25mm/US 3 needles
Optional: buttons or beads for decoration
Any good quality fingering/4ply/5ply/sport weight yarn.
Don’t worry about tension too much. If you’re concerned, you need 24-25 sts to 10cm/4” over garter stitch using 3.25mm/ US 3 needles or size required to achieve tension. I suggest starting the pattern and then checking after about 10-15 rows.