Faux Hanging Pheasants by Louise Walker

Faux Hanging Pheasants

September 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 13 - 9.0 mm
300 - 461 yards (274 - 422 m)
One Size
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My Faux Hanging Pheasant pattern is available to pre-order in my debut book Faux Taxidermy Knits!

No quintessential British home is complete without pheasants hanging in it’s countryside kitchen. Although you wont be able to roast yours and enjoy it with some bread and potatoes it will sit prettily and impress the guests you do have over for dinner. They make perfect centres piece on the table and before long you’ll be in the game business with requests from friends and family all over the land.

Knitted using super bulky yarns, these birds can be made up easily, so you’ll have no problem filling the kitchen with them. They use gorgeous Erika Knight and Rowan yarns, making them a really special project. I’ve been waiting for a long time to design something using the Thick ‘n’ Thin wool, especially in Granite, and these seemed like the perfect pieces for it. You can even play around with endless colourway possibilities, mix and matching the colours on the body and wings.

Inside Faux Taxidermy Knits this pattern includes full written instructions for the knitting and sewing up, a cute diagram with the sizing information and a template for the legs that are made from grey felt.

You can find this pattern in my book, Faux Taxidermy Knits, which can be sourced from across the internet annnnnd for a limited time only I have exclusive Sincerely Louise goodie bags which are available on my website. These include a signed copy of the book, everything you need to make the cover project – including the yarn, needles and eyes, an extra special bonus pattern and some badges, all in an SL tote bag. Faux Taxidermy Knits includes 15 wild knitting patterns split into two sections, wearbles and habitat so you and your house can be head to toe in creature trophies with no animals being harmed.

The materials you’ll need are:
Erika Knight, Maxi Wool – Canvas x 1 ball (87 yards/80 meters per 100g)
Erika Knight, Maxi Wool – Artisan x 1 ball (87 yards/80 meters per 100g)
Erika Knight, Maxi Wool – Marni x 1 ball (87 yards/80 meters per 100g)
Rowan, Thick ‘n’ Thin – Marble x 2 balls (54 yards/49 meters per 50g)
Rowan, Thick ‘n’ Thin – Dolomite x 1 ball (54 yards/49 meters per 50g)
Rowan, Thick ‘n’ Thin – Granite x 2 balls (54 yards/49 meters per 50g)
9mm (US 13) Straight Knitting Needles
37gms Toy Stuffing
Grey Felt
Grey Cotton
10mm black toy safety eyes x 2

26 in x 4 1/2 in / 67 cm x 12 cm

10 sts and 13 rows to 4 inches / 10 cms

Knitting Techniques
Knit, Purl, St st, Kfb, K2tog

Skill Level

Finished Projects:
Once you’ve finished knitting up any of my patterns I’d love to see them. You can tweet and instagram me @sincerelylouise and I’ll make sure to share them to all my knitting friends!

I’ll also be at this years Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace so don’t forget to say hello on your visit!