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Native Bird Mobile

Cleckheaton #095, Wildlife in 8 Ply
Knitting
February 1999
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
735 - 1470 yards (672 - 1344 m)

Mobile features 7 Native Australian birds:

  • The Kookaburra
  • The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
  • The King Parrot
  • The Pink Cockatoo
  • The Rainbow Lorikeet
  • The Crimson Rosella
  • The Galah

Yarn
designed to be knitted in Cleckheaton 8 ply yarn

  • white x 1 (50gm ball)
  • red x 1 (50gm ball)
  • light green x 1 (50gm ball)
  • grey x 1 (50gm ball)
  • dark green x 1 (50gm ball)
  • pale pink x 1 (50gm ball)
  • deep pink x 1 (50gm ball)
  • light blue x 1 (50gm ball)
  • deep blue x 1 (50gm ball)
  • navy x 1 (50gm ball)
  • black x 1 (50gm ball)
  • yellow x 1 (50gm ball)
  • rust x 1 (50gm ball)
  • brown x 1 (50gm ball)

Additional Requirements

  • a spare needle in the same size or 1 size larger
  • washable filling
  • knitters needle for sewing seams & embroidery
  • 7 pairs of 8mm sew-on eyes
  • scraps of felt in grey, bone, red and brown (for beaks & feet)
  • sewing thread to match felt and eyes
  • pale blue stranded cotton (for embroidery on Kookaburra)
  • 65cm fine dowelling
  • strong black thread for hanging
  • craft glue