Sunday, March 8, 2009

Easter Eggs

Name: Easter Eggs
Pattern: Easter eggs by Little Cotton Rabbits
Craft: Knitting
Made for Jim's mom
Started date: March 6, 2009
Completed date: March 8, 2009
Needle: US 2/ 2.75mm
Yarn: Bernat Baby Jacquard
Colour: Easter Basket
How much? Less than 0.5 skeins (173 yards)
Modification: Added an extra 6 rows in the center to increase length

See the project on Ravelry!

When I saw this pattern on Ravelry last week, I knew I had to make it! And I knew exactly what yarn to use to get the results I wanted. I have been in love with Bernat Baby Jacquard ever since I received an email from Bernat advertising them. I thought the idea of the yarn was simply brilliant! You get the cute fair-isle pattern without having to change yarn colours or weaving in loose ends! I remember running to the store that weekend with my mom and getting a bunch to test drive them. The key to this yarn is keeping your stitches under 100-ish...anything over that and you will not get the stripping pattern.

My love for this yarn was raised to another level when I found Walmart selling them for $2.74/lb. I went crazy and bought 4 lbs- 2lbs in this colour (Easter Basket) and 2 lbs in "big deal teal". I have only used 1 lbof the Easter Basket so far and have been able to knit a baby blanket, a scarf, and these 6 eggs with it. Best $2.74 I have ever spent!

Ok, enough with declaring my love for Bernat Baby Jacquard...back to these adorable eggs! When I saw them I knew I had to make them for Jim's mom because I knew she would get a good giggle out of them. I didn't bother trying ot stuff with stuffing because I knew the eggs would come out lumpy. I went to the dollar store and bought styrofoam eggs...and voila, perfectly shaped eggs! I also had this "brilliant" idea to knit this in rounds so I wouldn't have to sew them up later. This was not a very smart idea because if I had made this in rounds, there was no way I could fit the styrofoam eggs into it in the end. My mother graciously agreed to sew the eggs for me and I think she did a wonderful job! Look how cute they turned out :)


  1. these look lovely -- a lot of work though?

  2. Those are super adorable. And, they remind me I've got to get moving on easter eggs myself! =D

  3. they look really great in that yarn - perfect spring colours, and beautifully knitted.