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lyre
« on: March 29, 2006 07:20:38 AM »



gave these to my friends for easter. i thought chicks were appropriate because they're not too easter-y and once the creme egg's gone (which is very very quick) they can be used as egg cosies to keep non-chocolate eggs warm. Smiley
i was inspired by the egg cosies posted last year, but i winged a short-row pattern so that i had less seaming. here's roughly what i did:

cast on 10 sts
row 1: k8, wrap and turn
row 2: k across
repeat rows 1-2 until the 'top' looks circular (try fitting an egg into the half-knitted cosy & see if the two edges meet at the top). then:
row 3: k7, wrap and turn
row 4: k across
row 5: k6, wrap and turn
row 6: k across
cast off

i find in casting off that it looks neater if, when you reach the last two sts, you pull the loop on the right needle THROUGH the loop on the left needle. then just sew up the seam, weave in the ends and sew on beads for eyes and a piece of felt for the beak.

hope that's clear. happy easter!
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006 07:50:14 AM »

these are SO cute! i'm working on some crocheted ones right now Smiley in any case i was wondering in the case of the knit ones, what size needles did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2006 07:57:56 AM »

I am hooked on making these!!!!!!!!!!!!
 I made a bunny and a chick last night and a bunny finger puppet. I am using size 6 circular needles and knitting in the round,so that I don't have to stitch them together. I am making them with  leftover yarn, so I will  have grey, cream, and brown bunnies. So cute!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2006 08:45:48 AM »

Ryokuri: thanks! i should have specified: i used 4.5mm needles. the yarn was from the charity shop so i don't know what it is, but i estimate it's about worsted weight.

Kellbell: aww, i love the idea of brown bunnies; i think i will have to make some too! i thought about knitting them in the round, but i felt too lazy. heh.

hope you both post pics of yours! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2006 09:04:25 AM »

Those are great!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006 03:31:21 AM »

those are so cute! it looks like i have found my next project.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2006 03:32:44 AM »

Oh my gosh those are so cool! I'd love to make them but I a) Don't have any yellow wool and b) I'm not talented at knitting... even my scarfs go wonky- but hey I still enjoy it!

Haha, and by the way, I adore cream eggs!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2006 06:21:29 PM »

omg, sooo cute!
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007 06:13:32 AM »

These are super cute!! I want some! Cheesy

Too bad I can't knit/crochet. Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2007 06:27:56 AM »

I was thinking the same thing Novastarlet was-- can't knit, can't crochet. But this is the one project that might inspire me to try to learn.

Hmmm....I wonder how Easter egg cosies would work in felt?
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