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#01 Bird Mobile

Knitting
November 2006
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch (St st) using size 6 (4mm) needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
432 yards (395 m)

Pattern description from Knit Simple, Holiday 2006: “Each bird is actually a knit diamond folded over and stuffed with fiberfill. Adorn their bodies with stitched wings, felted beaks, chain-stitch legs and fringed tails.”

Knit Tip: “Connect bird to bird by stranding them on a beaded string. Add a bell to the end and hang it over a door to track comers and goers.”

Materials:

  • Cotton Classic by Tahki Yarns/Tahki.Stacy Charles, Inc., 1¾oz/50g balls, each approx 108yd/99m (cotton)
  • 1 ball each in #3995 red (A), #3703 olive (B), #3942 purple (C) and #3533 yellow (D)
  • One pair size 6 (4mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Yellow craft felt
  • 132 5mm amber colored beads
  • Four glass pony beads
  • One ¾”/19mm copper cowbell

Measurements:

  • Birds approx 2¼” x 4½”/5.5 x 11.5cm
  • Mobile approx 24”/61cm long Shown on page 26, rated Intermediate, schematic included.

Measurements:

  • Birds: approx 2.25” x 4.5” / 5.5 x 11.5 cm
  • Mobile: approx 24” / 61 cm long

Chart colorwork pattern used on one bird