10th December 1931
could be nicer for a
Christmas gift than a set of three or four of
these quaint egg cosies? They are quickly made, and you
can use up odd scraps of four-ply wool
left over from your winter knitting. The cosies depicted here
were made of orange and
white wool, but you can use any combination of two colours, or one that
your friend's breakfast service.
orange wool and four No. 14 needles cast on 60 stitches. Knit one
plain, one purl, for two rows (as for a sock); now change to white wool
and knit six plain rows, two purl rows, six
plain rows, two purl rows, six plain rows, two purl rows.
Now knit six plain
rows, taking two stitches together at middle and end of each needle, in
row 4. This leaves 18 stitches on each needle. Knit two purl rows.
Now change to orange
wool and knit six plain rows, taking two stitches together at middle
and end of each needle, in row 4.
This leaves 16 stitches on each needle.
Still using orange
wool, knit two purl rows, then six plain rows, taking two stitches
together at middle and end of each needle, in row 4. This leaves 14
stitches on each needle.
purl rows. Knit nine plain rows, taking two stitches together at the
middle and end of each needle in rows 4 and 7.
This leaves 10 stitches on each needle.
*Knit two together
and bring wool forward over needle, repeat from* all round. Knit five
plain rows, and cast off.
With wool or ribbon
thread the holes at top and draw up. A woollen
pom-pon or a tiny doll inserted in the top makes a very effective
prefer to put the colours in in stripes, the sixth plain row in each
section, as well as the two purl rows,
must be worked in orange wool, and the last three plain rows at the top
should also be in orange. When the top is drawn in,
these rows turn over and complete the ridged effect.”
Saturday, 15th April 1933
time suggests eggs, and as winter follows the festival so quickly it is
a splendid time to begin and make a set of bright little egg cosies for
breakfast table. They can be made from scraps of white or coloured
ripple-cloth, velvet, or any warm material, and lined with bits of
muslin, silk, or sateen, with a thin layer of
cotton-wool between. All sorts of quaint shapes can be cut for the tops
of the cosies, and faces, flower-petals, worked with coloured wools or
silks. Use an egg in an egg cup, and get the right size, and be sure to
allow plenty of room for the cotton-wool interlining."
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