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Natty-Knits on craftsy.com
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 : Turkey

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • K2tog tbl
  • K2tog
  • P2tog
  • Pick up and knit stitches

Pattern Description:

This woolly bird was created in response to my vegan friend who wanted an inedible turkey for the Thanksgiving table.

For an ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE knitter. There is some great technique in this pattern, including a heel turn knitted flat and short row shaping, both of which are fully explained in the pattern

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


  • US Size 3 needles (3.25mm)
  • US Size 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needle
  • Approx 60 yards of brown Double Knitting yarn
  • Approx 10 yards of cream Double Knitting yarn
  • Approx 4 yards of orange Double Knitting yarn
  • Fiberfill
  • Tapestry Needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 buttons for eyes

Suggested yarn:

80 yards of DK weight

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