Easter Earl by Rachel Brockman

Easter Earl

March 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
165 - 180 yards (151 - 165 m)
One Size
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Chirp, chirp, chirp! Say hello to Easter Earl! This little hatchling is dapper and sweet. He spends each morning perfectly styling the tufts of feathers on his head and securing a colorful bowtie around his neck. He’s a cheerful chick with some pep in his step. Won’t you be his new best friend?


One Size

Height: approx. 8” tall

Rico Design Ricorumi DK Cotton (100% cotton; 25g/62.8 yds)
• 005 Vanilla (A) – 2 balls
• 024 Smokey Orange (B) – 1 ball
• 016 Orchid (C) – 1 ball
Needles: US Size 4 (3.5 mm) set of DPNs or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 3 (3.25 mm) set of DPNs or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences)
Notions: Tapestry needle, two 8.5 mm Ricorumi Buttons with Stitchable Bezel for eyes (or preferred buttons/safety eyes), crochet hook (for cast-on and attaching head tufts), Poly-fil (polyester stuffing, stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers

26 sts x 32 rnds = 4” in Stockinette stitch (St st)
Save time, check your gauge.

Easter Earl is knit seamlessly in the round, with the exception of the bowtie, which is knit flat. The body is knit in one piece. Then, the beak, bowtie, wings, and feet are worked separately and sewn to the body. Small tufts of scrap yarn are attached to the head with a crochet hook.