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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2005 05:00:56 PM »

A question Huh Since two halves are required, can I avoid knitting two pieces by increasing the cast ons from 12 to 24, then work accordingly, finish off then whip stitch the the "back"?
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2005 07:12:28 AM »


I made one last night and cast on 24 stitches to just knot one piece and it worked great.  I also added a few more rows so that it covered my egg a little more.  I am going to try making one on DP, but that might be more work than it is worth.  I am thinking that I might make some out of some crazy fun fur that I have lying around.....they wouldn't be chicks, but just pretty furry eggs.  Maybe I'll put eyes on them and make then little egg monsters.  I'll post pics if I end up making them.

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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2005 09:42:12 AM »

thanks, CTGIRL!  I'm knitting now! Grin
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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2005 09:54:13 AM »

I'm gonna go get some cheapy yellow yarn (probably red heart) and make up a bunch of these. Can anyone tell me how many chickies they got out of a skein (preferably with the wt/yds of the skein as well) so I can calculate? I hate to end up with three million pounds of cheap yellow yarn.
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« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2005 10:45:51 AM »

when i get home from class to day i'm going to make one or two or three.....

and yes i'm surfing the net in the middle of my Autocad class!
shame on me!!
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« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2005 11:55:26 AM »

well redheart goes a long way
red heart classic is 174 yards
http://www.coatsandclark.com/find_a_product/knitting_crochet/medium.htm#rh_classic

if i were you i'd get a smaller ball, maybe some cotton or baby yarn, although red heart probably costs the same

and fyi, the red heart lables DONT have the yardage written on them so go on the website before going to the store
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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2005 01:48:22 PM »

A question Huh Since two halves are required, can I avoid knitting two pieces by increasing the cast ons from 12 to 24, then work accordingly, finish off then whip stitch the the "back"?

Would this be like making a two-needle mitten? Like, would you have two little humps (pardon the phraseology) of 6 stitches each with the decreases on the beginning, middle and end? I suppose you could take it one step further and knit it in the round and just do decreases like the top of a hat...right?

These are great! I'm going to make some for my nephews and cousins!
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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2005 09:21:16 AM »

here's my chicks...



and the 'lone chickie on the window' picture...haha.



i made them and gave them out to my family for easter. they were a big hit! thanks for the cute pattern!
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« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2005 09:09:21 AM »

Update about the feet I was going to put on my chicks and bunnies...

It looked stupid, so I didn't. Wink   There's my update.

I made 28, and had a major problem...I took them to school in a basket to hand out to my other teacher friends, but everywhere I went, there were more people there than I had planned on passing them out to! I ran out before the day was even halfway over and 5 of my friends as well as my entire family ended up not getting one.  I'm debating making them anyway and giving them out late.

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« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2005 01:29:01 AM »

Yay for knitted chicks!

..i know it's after easter now, but I finally came from the shadows and became a registered member and wanted to toss in my two cents for this cute little project.
I used the eyelash yarn someone else suggested along with regular cheapo yarn and my little chickster turned out wicked cute.  Though, it was more tedious than i realized so instead of the slew i had planned on making, I only got one cranked out.  But the boy enjoyed it, as well as the cadbury egg it cozied.  Cozied? Sure.. why not.

Thanks for the fab pattern, pretty well explained for a new knitter
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