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Christmas Bird


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This is a fairly simple knit, but as you will see from my photos you have lots of choices. Should you knit your bird in one, two or three colours? What about plain knit birds or Fair Isle? Should you make your sewing up stitches a feature of the design? Then you could embroider, or add beads or sequins? And finally you could make your bird into a hanging decoration, or make wire legs so it stands? The patterns contains charts for my Fair Isle design, but I have also included some blank charts so you could have a go at designing your own Fair Isle pattern. I have tried really hard to give the bird an elegant shape, although it is a comparatively easy knit, with just 3 pieces worked flat. The finished birds are 18cm long, from beak to tail. I recommend using DoubleKnit wool, and quite small needles 2.25mm. This is quite a tight knit, but means your bird will not have any unsightly bulges. I guarantee that you will not be happy with just one bird, and will end up with a flock. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18 cm long

Recommended with this pattern

  • DoubleKnit wool
  • 2.25mm knitting needles
  • wadding

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Ginx Craft
Ginx Craft
The inspiration for my knitting patterns often comes from nature. I love little knitting projects, and try my hardest to be realistic with my plant and animal designs. Often my projects start from something very personal: my own house or my husband's first car. Then I develop them into something that I think will be appealing. I live on the outskirts of London, and work part-time at a local school. My own children are always doing something creative. At school I love the days when we get really messy.