With yarn of your choice (preferably four ply or double knitting) Cast on 33 stitches on 3mm needles in the colour of your choice, and knit 6 rows knit 3, purl 3 rib. The odd rows will start purl 3.
Row 7, knit 3 in colour A, knit 3 in colour B, being careful to twist the yarns to avoid making an unintentional hole ater the first 3 stitches. Continue across in this manner, ending with knit 3 A.
Step 1: Knitting tiny stripes
Step 2: Knit 7 rows in stripe
Discontinue striped effect and
Row 1- continue in knit 3 colour Be, knit 3 colour B.
Row 2 - purl three B, purl three colour A
for about an inch
Step 3: Decrease
First decreasing row
slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together in Colour B.
knit 1, knit 2 together A to last three stitches
knit 2 together B, knit into back of last stitch B.
purl two color B, purl two colour B to last two stitches, purl 2 colour B.
knit 2 colour B, knit 2 colour A to last two stitches, knit 1 colour A, knit 1 colour A in back of loop.
Continue working 3 more rows as the last two rows , remembering to slip the first stitch of the row as to knit on each row and knitting into the back of the loop on the knit row.
Ending with the purl row.
Make sure you are still twisting the two colours of yarn round each other at the beginning of each colour change at the start of each row to avoid holes.
Step 4: Finishing off
Take a darning needle and run the threads through all the stitches left on the needle and bind of tightly.
This is the first side of your egg cosy.
Now go ahead and knit another one exactly the same