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Sunny Side Egg Cosy

Knitting
April 2012
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
27 yards (25 m)
One size
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Some springtime fun, this egg cozy is an easy knit. I wanted a traditional egg cosy because they can seem a little kitsch, and to me that’s part of their charm. I hope they make you smile too.

Ideal for using up oddments of plain or semi-solid yarn, it’s a lovely way to squeeze every last bit out of a favourite skein - a happy reminder for the table.

This is a great project for a novice to learn a lovely stitch. It’s easier than cables but looks great. An intermediate knitter could make a few in one evening, perfect for tiny gifts. The pattern is written for working flat because I just wanted it to be fun and quick!

(If your intended recipient hates eggs, it will do double duty as a tiny cache pot, if you line it with a little plastic for waterproofing.)

Size
One size. 16cm/6 1/2” circumference x 7.5cm/3” tall

Materials
MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino 125m/137yds per 50g ball. For each cosy, you will need 10g, 25m/28 yds.
Colours pictured are Daisy, Seaside & Lilac Blossom.
3.25mm/US 3 needles
Tapestry needle

Yarn alternatives
Any good-quality fingering/4ply/5ply/sport weight yarn in a solid or semi-solid shade. Allow at least 25m/28yd per cosy.

Tension
Don’t worry about tension too much - it’s a very stretchy project. If you’re concerned, you need 24-25 sts to 10cm/4” over stocking stitch using 3.25mm/
US 3 needles or size required to achieve tension.