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Monday, June 16, 2008

Noblin Design - Breakfast Bunny

Pattern for an egg cosy using up odds and ends of 4ply yarn originally featured in Magknits
Designed by Abi Flynn-Jones, 2006

A Noblin design for Noblin Knits

Small amounts of 4ply (sock) yarn in cream, pink and black
1 pair of 2.5mm needles
Darning needle

Gauge: 36 sts and 44 rows in stocking stitch on 2.5mm needles
It is not essential to achieve the exact gauge for this pattern. It is written to fit a medium hen’s egg.

k knit
p purl
sl1 slip one purlwise
RS right side
WS wrong side
Stocking stitch knit right side rows, purl wrong side rows

k2tog knit two stitches together
SSK slip two stitches individually knitwise, return them to the left needle then knit them together through the back of the loops
Psso pass slipped stitch over

Instructions for egg cosy

Cast on 50 stitches using 2.5mm needles and pink yarn

Row 1: k1, *k1, p1* rep to last st, k1
Row 2: p1, *p1, k1* rep to last st, p1
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat rows 1 and 2

Change to cream yarn
Row 5: Knit
Row 6 and all even (WS) rows: Purl
Rows 7 – 14: Repeat rows 5 and 6 four more times

Decrease section:
Row 15: k1, (k2tog, k12, SSK) three times, k1 44 sts
Row 17: k1, (k2tog, k10, SSK) three times, k1 38 sts
Row 19: k1, (k2tog, k8, SSK) three times, k1 32 sts
Row 21: k1, (k2tog, k6, SSK) three times, k1 26 sts
Row 23: k1, (k2tog, k4, SSK) three times, k1 20 sts
Row 25: k1, (k2tog, k2, SSK) three times, k1 14 sts
Row 27: k1, (sl 1, k2tog, psso) three times, k1 8 sts
Row 29: k1, (sl1, k2tog, psso) twice, k1 4 sts

Break off yarn and pull through remaining sts

Sew back seam and weave in ends

Ears: Make two
Cast on 16 sts using cream yarn
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat rows 1 and 2

Row 5: k10 in cream, k3 pink, k3 cream
Carry the colour not in use behind the work
Row 6: p3 cream, p3 pink, p10 cream
Continue working the pink stitches with pink yarn and the cream stitches with cream yarn
Rows 7 – 14: Repeat rows 5 and 6

Row 15: cream: k1, SSK, k3, k2tog, k2
pink: sl1, k2tog, psso
Cream: k3 12 sts
Break off pink yarn
Continue using cream only
Row 16: Purl
Row 17: k1, (SSK, k1, k2tog) twice, k1 8 sts
Row 19: k1, (sl1, k2tog, psso) twice, k1 4 sts

Break off yarn and pull through remaining sts

Sew seam and weave in ends

Attach ears to body

Embroider face as in the picture

Attach a pompom tail to the back seam



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