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Knit Eggs

© 2 Askew Designs

Supplies

Berroco Touche in the color of your choice.
Lorna's Laces Angel
Large plastic eggs
US 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs
US 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs
Tapestry needle

Gauge

20 stitches = 4 inches (10.16 cm)

Instructions

Using US 5 dpns, CO 38 stitches using a cable cast-on.

Join in the round with 12 stitches on the first and second needles, and 14 stitches on the third needle.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: k2tog, yo, repeat to end

Row 3: kf&b, knit to end (39 stitches)

Chevron pattern
Row 1: kf&b, k4, sl1, k2tog, psso, k4 repeat to end of row

Row 2: Knit

Repeat rows 1 and 2 as indicated by the colorway selected below.

Decrease rounds
Row 1: k2, k2tog, repeat until last few stitches; this will vary by 1 or 2 stitches each round.

Author's Note: For the last few stitches, the odd number of stitches confuses the decreases, so when you get to within those few stitches after the last k2tog, you will knit maybe 3, maybe 2, and even maybe 1 stitch before the very last 2 stitches, always knit the last 2 stitches together on the decrease round

Row 2: Knit

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 4-6 stitches remain, then cut a tail approximately 3 inches (7.62 cm)long and use the tapestry needle to work through the stitches as if it's one more round and pull out needles.

Push the tapestry needle through the center of the egg to the inside, turn inside out, pulling very snug and weave in end.

Finishing
Weave in ends.

Make a twisted cord for one of your eggs.

For the remaining two eggs, CO 2 stitches onto US 2 (2.75 mm) dpns and using a long-tail cast on.

Knit a 12 to 14 inch (30.48 to 35.56 cm) I-cord.

Pull the finished cord through the eyelet row.

Add candy, prizes, or creatures to your plastic egg, slip into the knit egg and tie a bow.

Twisted Cord
Cut a piece of each color of yarn used, approximately 25 inches (63.50 cm) long. ,p>Place ends together and close into a drawer, holding drawer with foot, hand, kid, husband or any other handy object.

Pull tight and twist to the right until the yarn wants to curl back on itself.

Keep doing this for a few more twists, (the yarn really wants to curl up now) pull taut and let it curl up on it's self, starting in the middle.

Once it's twisted to your satisfaction, tie a knot in the end in the drawer, being careful not to let it untwist. Tie a knot in the other end, trim as needed and there you go - a twisted cord!

I-cord
Once you have cast on the number of stitches called for in the pattern knit to the end, then slide this work down to other end of dpn.

Do not turn you work!

Repeat until the cord is the desired length.

Cast off, weave in the ends and, voila - an I Cord!

Egg 1
CO and knit in main color (MC) for 3 rows.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 4 rows.

Work chevron pattern in contrasting color (CC) for 4 rows.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 2 rows.

Work chevron pattern in CC for 1 row.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 2 rows.

Work chevron pattern in CC for 4 rows.

Knit 1 row in MC.

Begin decrease rounds in MC.

Egg 2
CO and knit in main color (MC) for 3 rows.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 3 rows.

Work chevron pattern in contrasting color (CC) for 1 row.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 2 rows.

Work chevron pattern in CC for 1 row.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 1 row.

Work chevron pattern in CC for 3 rows.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 1 row.

Work chevron pattern in CC for 1 row.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 2 rows.

Work chevron pattern in CC for 1 row.

Knit 1 row in MC.

Begin decrease rounds in MC.

Egg 3
CO and knit in main color (MC) for 3 rows.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 3 rows.

Work chevron pattern in contrasting color (CC) for 2 rows.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 2 rows.

Work chevron pattern in CC for 5 row.

Work chevron pattern in MC for 2 rows.

Work chevron pattern in CC for 2 rows.

Knit 1 row in MC.

Begin decrease rounds in MC.

Final Product

Knit Eggs

Credit

2 Askew Design's tutorial was taken with permission from jimmybeanswool.com.

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