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San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US

I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Duck

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit stitch
  • Knitting in the round on dpns
  • knitting flat
  • 3 needle bind off
  • K2tog
  • SSK
  • M1
  • PU and knit

Pattern Description:

A cuddly mallard duck, (of course you could knit him in white, yellow or just plain brown). This guy is a little bit famous in the UK, where he was the poster duck for the Unraveled knitting festival.

The pattern is available individually or as part of the eBook Around the Barnyard which also features the patterns for a pig, sheep, cow, mother hen and baby chick.

For an INTERMEDIATE KNITTER because of picking up stitches, increasing and decreasing and short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern). A little sewing is required. The Duck pattern uses some surprising construction which may be a challenge, but in a good way.

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.


7 stitches and 10 rows in stockinette stitch = 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4" tall


  • Approximately 30 yards of Double Knitting yarn for body
  • Approximately 10 yards of Double Knitting yarn for head
  • Approximately 3 yards of Double Knitting yarn for beak
  • US size 3 (3 1/4 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 3 (3 1/4 mm) Double Pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Fiberfill
  • Scraps of contrasting color yarn for stitch marking
  • Scrap of brown yarn for the eyes
  • Tapestry Needle

Suggested yarn:

45 yards of DK weight

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