Little Birds Tunic

from Meg Roke Knits

Little Birds Tunic Pattern


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Knitting: Little Birds Tunic
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • intarsia
  • seam
  • make buttonholes (yarn over, knit two together)

Pattern Description:

This sweet little dress was first published in the August 2013 issue of Knit Now Magazine. It is now available for individual purchase.

The Little Birds Tunic is worked flat in two pieces (front and back) from the bottom up to accommodate the intarsia colorwork. After the front and back are knit, the sides are seamed using the mattress stitch. Stitches are picked up around the armholes and the neck to create armbands and neckbands.


24 stitches and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch pattern using size US 4 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3 months (6months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 4 years, 6 years)
  • 17 (18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26)" 43 (45.5, 48, 50.5, 55.5, 61, 66) cm approx chest circumference
  • 14 (15.75, 16.75, 18.5, 20.75, 22.75, 24)" 36 (40.5, 42.5, 47.5, 53, 57, 61) cm approx length


  • Chickadee by Quince and Co. (100% wool) 181 yards/ 166 meters, 50g per skein: 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins in Egret (MC), 1 skein in Glacier (CC), a very small amount in Bird's Egg and Apricot
  • US 4 (3.25 mm) straight or circular needles (or size required to obtain gauge)

You Will Also Need:

  • 2-4 small buttons
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch holder or waste yarn

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Chickadee by Quince and Co.


Egret, Bird's Egg, Glacier, Apricot

About Designer

About Designer

MegRoke on

After working seven years as a special education teacher, I put teaching aside to stay home with my two young children. Over the last two years I have branched into designing knitwear, and am published in both print and online publications. I love spending my days with my husband and kids. In my very rare spare time, I try to squeeze in any quantity of knitting. I also enjoy gardening, ...

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