I was asked recently for a pattern for an Easter Egg… Knitted. If nothing else, I do like a three dimensional challenge… And I wanted to try something with double pointed needles that was seamless.
So here it is. I will warn you now, the first bit involves a lot of stabbing yourself with the dpn’s…. Or at least, that’s how I knit…
You will need:
5x 3.5mm needles
3 colours dk (8ply) yarn
Cast on 4, one stitch on each dpn
Knit front and back of each stitch for one rotation. There should now be 2 stitches on each needle.
Knit front and back of each stitch for one rotation. There should now be 4 stitches on each needle.
Change colour (colour 2) Knit 2 rotations.
Change colour back (colour 1). Knit 1 rotation.
Prepare to use 3rd colour. Knit 1 old colour (colour 1), (Knit 1 new colour, knit 3 old colour)… Repeat bracketed section over the rotation.
Knit 3 new colour (colour 3), knit 1 old colour (colour 1). Repeat over whole rotation.
Knit 2 rotations in colour 3
Knit 1 colour 2, knit 1 colour 3. Repeat over 1 rotation.
Knit 1 rotation in colour 3
Change to colour 1. Knit 4 rotations.
K2 tog over whole row.