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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / easter chick egg cosies + tutorial on: March 08, 2005 07:48:29 AM
I decided it was about time I learnt how to knit... so... I found myself a kids pattern to make these egg cosies which I've put on some yummy cadbury's creme eggs to give to my friends for easter! I

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/21319groupshot.JPG
I've made 9 so far...which means I have 11 to go!! looks like I am going to be busy!

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/21319insides.JPG
a...uhhh.. disemboweled easter chick. niiiiice. Grin

Tutorial:

Please bear with me - I've just learnt how to knit so I might have some of the terms wrong!

I am using 4 mm needles..

ok...so....cast on 12 stitches.
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I then did a row of back stitch (?) to make my edge neat.
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Knit 10 rows.
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Then you start the shaping:
for row number 11 stitch the first two stitches together then continue normally to the end of the row.
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repeat (row 12)

then for row number 13, knit the first two stitches together, then the next two together as well.. and continue normally.
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repeat (row 14).

Cast off the remaining 6 stitches.


You then need to repeat this pattern again (you are making 2 halves).

Sew the two halves together inside out. Turn the right way around.

Stick on wobbly eyes / beak (I have used paper for the beaks)....




~Kitten~
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Boring gloves made a little less boring... on: March 02, 2005 03:37:39 PM

My first ever project!
I decided to make my gloves a little more interesting, since they are getting so much use in the current cold weather! I found some sequin/gem things to decorate them. I think it turned out pretty well..now I just have to do the other one!

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/21319glove.JPG

~Kitten~




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