On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me five go-old rings … none of that happening here today, so we’re making egg cosies instead.

I know it’s a somewhat ridiculous idea – I mean who uses egg cups anymore? But they’re really cute, and a great way to use up leftover yarn scraps, so why not bring them back into fashion? Especially at Christmas.

4mm double pointed knitting needles
cowgirlblues Merino DK yarn remnants in shades of red, pink and green
Gauge:9 stitches and 14 rows = 5x5cm
Finished product:~6cm wide and ~9cm long

Cast on 22 stitches
Spread them across 3 needles and join to form a circle
Knit in stocking stitch for ~9cm
Introduce different colours in varying width stripes as you knit
We worked with 4 or 5 colours per cosy and the stripes varied depending on the amount of yarn available in that particular colour
After ~26 rows or 9cm cut the yarn with a tail of ~15cm

Thread the tail through the stitches and pull them tight together, finishing away the end
Finish away any other yarn ends
Find some egg cups and egg eaters and you’re ready for breakfast in the Christmas spirit

If eggs and breakfast aren’t your vibe you could use them as Christmas dinner name-card holders.

They also make cute Christmas tree decorations, perfect to hold a sweet treat, or one of the five go-old rings.