Knit and Felt Egg Cosies

Here is the story behind the Knit and Felt Egg Cosy kits available in my shop.

owl egg cosy

I designed them to be really easy to knit for a beginner knitter – no shaping and just knit and purl stitch.

bear egg cosy

They are made from pure British wool in natural colours, just the same as the colour of the sheep.  As they are pure wool, the knitted fabric felts quite easily and I had fun with soap and water, working out how to do this.  There will be a tutorial on the website soon for anyone who wants to know how to felt knitting.

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Once you have felted the fabric, the kit contains the beads or buttons needed to put faces on your new egg cosies.

owl and bear egg cosy

And there they are, all ready for Easter!  What more could a boiled egg want!

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About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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2 Responses to Knit and Felt Egg Cosies

  1. I love the polar bear – he’d make a lovely puppet too 🙂

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