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You can knit this egg using any yarn, any gauge, any double-pointed needles you desire. I used worsted weight yarn on size 8s.

T H E   P A T T E R N

CO 9 stitches. Divide over 3 DPNs. Start knitting in the round. If you'd like, you can mark the beginning of the round. I just glance at my cast-on tail to remind me where I started. As with any project knitted in the round, make sure to keep your stitches untwisted.

row 1: knit all stitches.
row 2: knit 1, increase 2 (I use paired lifted increases) knit to end of DPN. repeat on all three needles.

repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 9 stitches per needle.

knit all stitches
knit 1 stitch, increase one stitch, knit to end of needle (10 stitches). repeat on all three needles.

knit in stockinette stitch (knit all rows) for 6 rows.

row 1: SSK, k1, k2tog, knit to end of needle. repeat on all needles.
rows 2 and 3: knit two rows in stockinette stitche (knit all stitches).

repeat rows 1 through 3 until 4 stitches remain per needle.

SSK, k2tog. repeat on all needles.

snip yarn, thread tail through live stitches, and leave loose to allow for stuffing (this is a small opening, but it is sufficient).

Stuff with wool roving, batting, poly stuffing, yarn scraps, anything you can find. This is a good way to get rid of tiny yarn ends that you can't part with.

Using your tapestry needle, thread the cast-on tail around the stitches of your cast-on end to cinch the bottom closed.

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This pattern is an evolutionary work. Knitting, as any knitter knows, is an intuitive art. I am working to make these patterns available at no charge so that everyone can benefit from my experiements. If you find errors, have suggestions, or modifications, please submit them so that everyone can benefit from your experience.

This is a free pattern. Please do not sell or distribute works made using this pattern or derivitives of this pattern. Please do point people to this page and encourage them to make their own!

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