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Hanging Bird Ornament

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hanging Bird Ornament
Hanging Bird Ornament Legs
Hanging Bird Ornament Hanging Bird Ornament
Hanging Bird Ornament Detail
Hanging Bird Ornament Binding Off
Hanging Bird Ornament Beak

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Increase and decrease stitches
  • Three needle bind off

Pattern Description:

MATERIALS

Worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn (50-100g) in desired color
(Examples include Peaches & Creme or Lily Sugar 'n Cream)

5 Double pointed needles, size 2 (2.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge

1 knitting needle, size 7 (4.5 mm) for making the looped feet on legs

Tapestry needle / crochet hook to make beak and weave in ends

Gauge: Approx. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm)
Materials can be swapped as long as gauge is met.

Finished size: Approx. widths = 11/4 inches (3.2 cm) X depth = 2 inches (5.1 cm) X height = 31/2 inches (8.9 cm)


ABBREVIATIONS

BO-bind off
CO-cast on
dec-decrease; decreased
dpn(s)-double pointed needle(s)
k-knit
ktog-knit together
k2tog-knit 2 stiches together
lli-left-lifted increase
p-purl
rep-repeat
rli-right-lifted increase
rnd(s)-round(s)
skp-slip one, knit one, pass slip stitch over
s2kp-slip two tog, knit one, pass two slip stitches over
st(s)-stitch(es)
ytb-yarn to back
ytf-yarn to front


NOTES

For this pattern I used a long-tail cast on with a doubled tail (doubled yarn/strand). I also cast on using two needles together to ensure that my stitches are not too tight. I then split my stitches symmetrically, back-and-forth, over 2 dpns; see photos.

You can view a video of the doubled tail, long-tail cast on here: http://youtu.be/1itkz_TOyo4

Also feel free to use Judy's Magic Cast On (c) 2006 Judy Becker: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html

Increases: The left and right lifted increases can be swapped for any type of increase you prefer, simply note that out of 1 stitch you will need to make stitches consistently, both left and right.

Binding Off uses a variation of a standard 3-needle bind off.

Gauge:

Approx. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. widths = 11/4 inches (3.2 cm) X depth = 2 inches (5.1 cm) X height = 31/2 inches (8.9 cm)

Materials:

  • 5 Double pointed needles, size 2 (2.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 1 knitting needle, size 7 (4.5 mm) for making the looped feet on legs
  • Tapestry needle / crochet hook to make beak and weave in ends

Suggested yarn:

13 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

n.a.

Colorway:

any


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Born and raised in the greater Delaware valley around Philadelphia and New York City, I have lived in Germany and Europe for almost 20 years. I travel with work as an interpreter, consultant and ...

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