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from The Byrd's Nest
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Byrdo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Standard increases and decrease
  • I-Cord

Pattern Description:

Byrdo is a knit toy. Gauge is not too important, but you do need a tight fabric so the stuffing does not show through. You may want to go up one needle size, or take frequent breaks, because knitting this tightly is tedious.

Byrdo is knit from the bottom up on double-pointed needles. Wings, tail, feet, and beak are all knitted separately and then added once the body is knitted. The legs are I-cords knitted on double-pointed needles with pipe cleaners inside them.


28 sts/ 36 rows = 4" stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width: approximately 11 inches around his belly Length: approximately 9 inches from head to toe


  • Worsted Weight Yarn in MC and CC
  • 1 set US #3/3.25mm double-point needles
  • 1 set US #3/3.25mm straight needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 set 15mm animal safety eyes
  • Tapestry needle
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Stitch marker
  • Stitch Holder
  • Pipe Cleaners

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Julie is a designer of knit toys, and a knitting instructor. She strives to design toys with a whimsical feel that children will love. She likes to incorporate different textures into her designs ...

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