Thursday, March 10, 2011

Easter Eggs

My town is about to get blasted again with another 8-12 inches of snow tonight. So in an effort to urge spring to come sooner rather than later, I made these little cuties to brighten up the gray days ahead.

I came across this adorable pattern for Easter Eggs on the Purl Soho blog the other week and knew immediately that I had to make them.

The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn and constructed in two parts. Well, I have tons of sport weight yarn and, to be honest, did not feel the need to make a little egg in two parts. Why not just knit it all in one piece and be done with it a little more quickly?

So here is my adapted version of the fabulous Purl Soho's Easter Eggs.

Small amount of sport weight cotton yarn ( I used Knit Picks Shine Sport yarn)
US 3 dpns (you need 4 needles)
Tapestry needle
Small amount of poly-fiber filling
Stitch marker

K = knit
KFB = knit through the front and back loop
CO = cast on
K2tog = knit 2 sts together
Sts = stitches

Using long-tail cast on method, CO 12 sts and divide evenly over 3 dpns. Join for knitting in the round. Place stitch marker if you need it.
Round 1: *K1, KFB repeat from * ( 18 sts)
Round 2: * K2, KFB repeat from * (24 sts)
Round 3: K all sts.
Round 4: * K3, KFB repeat from * (30 sts)
Rounds 5-11: K all sts for 7 rounds
Round 12: * K3, K2tog repeat from * (24 sts)
Rounds 13 +14: K all sts for 2 rounds
Round 15: * K2, K2tog repeat from * (18 sts)
Rounds 16 + 17: K all sts for 2 rounds
Round 18: * K1, K2tog repeat from * (12 sts)
Cut yarn leaving an 8 inch tail and thread tail through live sts, but do not pull tightly yet.
Stuff the egg with the filling to desired plushness. Pull the tail tightly and secure.
Thread the cast-on tail through the bottom opening of the egg and pull tightly. Secure.

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