I hope everyone has enjoyed a very special Mother's Day. I enjoyed mine doing what I love best these days knitting a Wee Lil Birdie.
This little bird is knitted in the round using double point needles. I really like how the beak came. You will need a basic knowledge of crochet to make the beak. I tried hard creating a knitted beak but found that it was much easier using a crochet hook.
The legs are made by making an I-cord which two stitches in the needle. You can actually attach the yarn to the bottom of the bird and begin knitting. This step eliminates attaching the leg with a yarn needle. To pick up the stitches use a crochet hook and then mount on the double point needles.
After completing the leg I found it lots easier to make the toes also using a crochet hook.
The toes are all hooked to the I cord and are made by chaining three and then slip stitching three. This bird only has three toes.
I hope you do try to make this bird. I must caution that due to all the techniques I use it is not a project for beginners. There is some degree of difficulty.
Here's red birdie made earlier this week.
I have written the pattern and you can download a free copy here:
If you have any questions....please don't hesitate to leave a comment.