The beautiful Faberge-like texture on these little eggs comes from working a two-color honeycomb stitch with metallic thread as the contrast on a solid color background. The eggs are knit flat, seamed, and stuffed. A circular or double point needles are necessary for this technique.
Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, yarn over, slip stitches purlwise, knit two together, purl two together, bind off, and seam.
Sizes: Multiple sizes of the eggs can be achieved by using different main color yarn weights. Worsted Weight MC - 3" long, DK -2.25" long, Fingering - 1.5 inches long.
• Main Color (MC) yarn - Approximately 15 yards. Yarns tested include Cascade 220, Lamb’s Pride Worsted, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Knit Picks Gloss DK, TOFUtsies Sock Yarn
• Contrast Color (CC) metallic crochet thread -Approximately 6 to 8 yards
• 1 Circular or 2 double point needles 2-3 sizes smaller than the size you normally use to knit the selected MC yarn. Worsted weight samp