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Bird on a Wire

Natural Nursery Knits
The Knitting Collection, Volume 1
Let's Knit! Magazine 18, May 2009, Hey Baby! Supplement
Knitting
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm

Mockingbird and Lark is a pretty play on a traditional pram toy, with knitted silhoutte birds and covered beads. Assembled with shiny natural buttons and silk ribbons, it creates a simple and inexpensive toy that will be cherished for generations.

Other materials required:
Mockingbird:
Rowan Organic Cotton DK
3.75mm needles
Approx 5m spare yarn (recommended hemp)
2x20mm wooden beads
1x35mm wooden bead
Silk ribbon - 7mm wide, 1m length
1x15mm mother of pearl button
1x wire coathanger

Lark (pram toy):
Rowan Fine Milk Cotton
2.25mm needles
8x20mm wooden beads
5x30mm wooden beads
3 different coloured lengths of silk ribbon - 7mm wide, 1m length
4x25mm mother of pearl buttons
Approx 1m spare yarn (recommended hemp)

For both:
Natural organic cotton stuffing
Tapestry needle
Scraps of cotton & linen fabrics
Embroidery thread

Published as part of the ‘Hey Baby’ supplement from Let’s Knit!

Errata: Pattern states requirement for 3 mother of pearl buttons for Lark, it should be 4.