Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Egg cosies

There aren't enough egg cosies in this world. I'm sure that the decline of the egg cosy is linked in a parallel manner to the decline of people saying "thank you" when you hold a door open for them and giving up their seat on buses without being asked. Let's make more egg cosies and maybe all the politeness will come back into the world as well. It's worth a try.

To knit an egg cosy you will need oddments of DK yarn and two No 8 knitting needles.

Cast on 29 sts.

1st and 2nd rows: K to end.
3rd row: * P1, K3; repeat from * 6 times more; P1.
4th row: P to end.
5th row: same as 3rd row.
6th row: K to end.
7th to 22nd row: Repeat from the beginning of the 3rd row to the end of the 6th row 4 times.

Break off the wool. Thread the end through the 29 sts on the needle and fasten off securely.

The loop: cast on 14 sts. Do not knit any rows but cast the sts off straight away.

To make up: Using a flat seam, join the side seam. Stitch the loop into place at the top of the cosy.

From P and B Wool's Second Stage Simple Knitting from the late 1950s.

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