Over Easy Egg Cosy by Louise Zass-Bangham

Over Easy Egg Cosy

April 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
27 yards (25 m)
One Size
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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
Tapestry needle
Optional: buttons or beads for decoration

Yarn alternatives
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.