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Old 03-12-2009, 07:41 AM   #31
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very cute mittens!! I can't wait to see the bag
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:09 AM   #32
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I think since I want to make some Easter projects I'm going to do some fair isle Easter eggs. Something like this, but I'll do them in the round with yarn I already have.

http://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.c...ed-easter.html
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:23 AM   #33
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I think since I want to make some Easter projects I'm going to do some fair isle Easter eggs. Something like this, but I'll do them in the round with yarn I already have.

http://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.c...ed-easter.html
Those are cute. Are you going to stuff them or use the preformed egg things?
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:01 PM   #34
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Those are cute. Are you going to stuff them or use the preformed egg things?
No, I'll use the eggs. I tried stuffing my first ones a few years ago and I didn't like how wonky they looked. Here's a picture of them with the plastic egg inside. I based them on this pattern with some mods. Click picture for a little larger view.

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Old 03-14-2009, 10:00 AM   #35
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Those are very cute!! I made some of the other ones a few years ago but I can't remember where I stuck them, they didn't get put away with the rest of my Easter items...I'm starting to wonder if I didn't give them to someone
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Okay, one down several to go! Plymouth Encore DK, US 2 DPNs, a plastic egg and my own pattern. Couldn't find one that fit the bill so I winged it. I'll share it if anyone is interested.

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Okay, one down several to go! Plymouth Encore DK, US 2 DPNs, a plastic egg and my own pattern. Couldn't find one that fit the bill so I winged it. I'll share it if anyone is interested.

That is beautiful! I'd love to have the pattern!
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Here you go!

Fair Isle Egg in the round

DK weight yarn and size US2 DPNs

CO 9 and divide between 3 needles.
1. kfb on all stitches (6 on each needle)
2. k
3. k1, inc, knit to last stitch, inc, k1 on each needle (8 on each needle)
4. k
5. Same as row 3 (10 on each needle)

Do rows 2 and 3 one more time and you’ll have 12 stitches on each needle. (You may need less (10 or 11) depending on how you knit so adjust accordingly)

6. Knit even till work measures 2.5 in
7. k1, k2tog, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1 on each needle (10 on each needle)
8. k
9. same as row 7 (8 on each needle)
10. k
11. k and insert plastic egg now
12. same as row 7 (6 on each needle)
13. k
14. k2tog around all needles

15. cut yarn and thread through stitches with a tapestry needle closing hole, then close hole in bottom and weave in ends.

*NOTE - I used a KRL increase on all of them other than the first ones. You want to use one that won't leave a hole.

Toss in some fair isle and stripes. I’ve discovered that it’s easier to mix it up rather than trying to center a pattern.
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Very cute!!

I started my mittens yesterday *finally* but had to frog today 'cause I want to try another CO #
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Here's what I have so far. This isn't the best yarn for this project. It's kind of fuzzy and a lighter weight might be better. They look okay though I'm not thrilled with the colors I have. I've also discovered that I have a heck of a time keeping the tension loose.

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