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Christmas Robin

November 2008
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Robin aprox 4 inches/10cm in sitting position.
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This is a cute, round robin thats fun and quick to knit from a small amount of yarn. Perfect for sitting in your Christmas Tree or adding to a Christmas stocking.

The robin uses DK weight yarn and is knitted flat on two 3.50mm needles. Two 3.00mm needles are used just for the tiny beak and you will need two 3.25mm double pointed needles for making the I-cord for the legs. Instructions for making an I-cord are included. There is a colour chart to knit the red breast (written instructions for the colour changes are also included) and photographs to help with finishing touches.

You will need:
DK yarn in brown, red, orange, white and a length of black for eyes,
a sewing needle,
a small amount of toy stuffing.

Copyright © 2008 Jacqui Turner

Roodborstje met kerstmuts

Benodigdheden: Garen in de kleuren bruin, rood en oranje voor 4 mm naalden (je breit met dunnere
naalden, maar het werk moet strak zijn zodat de vulling niet doorschijnt).
Voor het bontrandje op de muts: pluizig wit garen, bijvoorbeeld Sirdar Snowflake, of gewoon wit garen.
Naalden met knop 3,5 mm
Naalden zonder knop 3 mm
Afmeting: het roodborstje is zittend 10 cm hoog, gemeten tot aan de punt van zijn muts.

Es wird benötigt:
DK Wolle in braun, rot und orange
Für die Hutkrempe Sirdar Snowflake DK oder ähnliches, oder einfach nur weißes DK Garn.
Stricknadeln 3,5 mm
Stricknadeln 3,0 mm
2 Nadeln eines Nadelspiels 3,25 mm
Größe: das Rotkehlchen ist 10 cm groß, im Sitzen gemessen bis zu Spitze der Mütze


An alternative to making a pompom is to knit a small circle and gather it up with a running stitch, put a little stuffing inside before pulling the gathering yarn tight. Use the same gathering yarn to sew the pompom to the hat before sewing to the robin.

with 3.50mm/US4 needles:
cast on 5sts
Knit 1 row
Row 2: Kfb, k3, kfb
Row 3,4 and 5: knit
Row 6: k2tog, k3, k2tog
Row 7: knit
Row 8: cast off