Egg Egg by Chantal Belisle

Egg Egg

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September 2017
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1400 - 1700 yards (1280 - 1554 m)
One size fits most, super adjustable.
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What food is more Iconic than the lowly egg? When I was a child I hated eggs, I thought they were just a thing to take up room on my plate while making my toasts soggy.
Now however, my tune has changed! I am obsessed with eggs! I am a strong believer of popping a fried egg on top of any meal. Much like a bowl of rice is incomplete without it’s happy egg hat, any outfit is incomplete without an Egg egg shawl!

“So what are you knitting?”
“An egg”
“Like, an egg egg?”

Using Pi-shawl math, feather and fan and some well places short rows, Egg egg looks like a happy egg, what more could you want?
You can make your egg as big as you want, I “limited” myself to 4 skeins of fingering, but you could can customize your egg anyway you want. You can even use a heavier yarn and make an egg blanket!

Yolk: 300 yards, 1 skein.

White: 840 yards, 2 skeins.

Crispy bits: 420 yards, 1 skein.

Yolk: Egg Yolk, Sock, Hedgehog Fibres, 90% Merino, 10% Nylon (437 yards, 100grams)

White: Salt, Tosh Merino Light, Madelinetosh, 100% Merino (420 yards, 100grams)

Crispy bits: Gentle Monster, Tosh Merino Light, Madelinetosh, 100% Merino (420 yards, 100grams)

When choosing a yarn for your Egg egg, don’t think too hard… Go for egg colours if that’s what your heart desires, speckled or other wise, maybe you want to make a green Egg, go ham! The sky is the limit.

Tools of the trade:
3,5mm circular needles or size to obtain gauge, use magic loop method to start then switch to the regular method, I knit the entire shawl on 100cm needles.
stitch markers
tapestry needle

Using 3,5mm in Stockinette Stitch with MC: 24 sts x 32 rounds. (This is a shawl… take gauge with a grain of salt…)

Sizes: One size fits most, but super adjustable, do you.
Width at chubbiest: 47”/120cm
Width at least chubby: 35,5”/90cm
Yolk girth: 20”/50cm