Saturday, February 8, 2014

Easter Egg - Knitting Pattern

I was asked recently for a pattern for an Easter Egg... Knitted. If nothing else, I do like a three dimensional challenge... And I wanted to try something with double pointed needles that was seamless.




So here it is. I will warn you now, the first bit involves a lot of stabbing yourself with the dpn's.... Or at least, that's how I knit...

You will need:
5x 3.5mm needles
3 colours dk (8ply) yarn
Stuffing

Easter Eggs

Cast on 4, one stitch on each dpn
Knit front and back of each stitch for one rotation. There should now be 2 stitches on each needle.

Knit front and back of each stitch for one rotation. There should now be 4 stitches on each needle.


Knit one rotation
Knit front and back of 1 stitch, knit 2, knit front and back of 1 stitch. Repeat 3 times to complete the rotation. There should now be 6 stitches on each needle.



Knit 2 rotations
Knit front and back of 1 stitch, knit 4, knit front and back of 1 stitch. Repeat 3 times to complete the rotation. There should now be 8 stitches on each needle.



Change colour (colour 2) Knit 2 rotations.
Change colour back (colour 1). Knit 1 rotation.
Prepare to use 3rd colour. Knit 1 old colour (colour 1), (Knit 1 new colour, knit 3 old colour)... Repeat bracketed section over the rotation.
Knit 3 new colour (colour 3), knit 1 old colour (colour 1). Repeat over whole rotation.
Knit 2 rotations in colour 3
Knit 1 colour 2, knit 1 colour 3. Repeat over 1 rotation.
Knit 1 rotation in colour 3
Change to colour 1. Knit 4 rotations.
K2 tog over whole row.


Cut yarn, slip remaining stitches onto yarn. Stuff and pull tight. Stitch to fasten end.






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