Turtleneck Egg Cozies by Kristin Nicholas

Turtleneck Egg Cozies

October 2003
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
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Pattern description from Weekend Knitting: “Kristin Nicholas became interested in designing knitted soft-boiled egg sweaters - or cozies - after seeing one in World of Interiors, a toney British home-decorating magazine. Opposite is a Stockinette-stitch cozy. On page 17 are three other styles: garter stitch, seed stitch, and ribbed. If you find the idea of a sweater for our eggs too far-fetched, then make these as Christmas tree decorations or doll clothes, but before you nix the egg sweater idea completely, imagine sitting around the breakfast table with weekend guests and serving these up. They’re sure to elicit, at the very least, a bit of interesting conversation or a lot of hearty laughter.”

Finished Measurements: Approximately 7” chest circumference and 3.5” from bottom edge to shoulder

Yarn: Harrisville Designs Highland 2-ply Worsted (100% wool; 200 yards / 100 grams): 1 skein will make approximately 6 solid-color cozies. Shown in #66 melon (orange), #38 teak (brown), #35 chianti (magenta), #8 hemlock (dark green), #7 tundra (light green), #14 woodsmoke (light teal)


  • One set straight needles size US 5 (3.75 mm)
  • One set double-pointed needles (dpn) size US 5 (3.75 mm) for neckband.
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge, although exact gauge is not essential for this project.

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, yarn needle.

Note from Weekend Knitting: The body of each cozy is worked from the lower front, up and over the shoulders, to the lower back. A neck opening is created at the shoulder line as you go.