Tweetie Bird by Lucinda Guy

Tweetie Bird

Knitting
December 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
574 yards (525 m)
Finished size 7.5 inch (19cm) x 5 inch (12cm)
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This pattern is available from lucindaguy.com for £2.75.

This sweet little Tweetie Bird makes a wonderful decoration for a new born babies cot, a beautiful toy for a small child, or a quirky, lavender scented gift for a loved one.

Whether a decoration, toy, or gift, Tweetie is quick and easy to make and requires as little as 1 x 115m (125 yd)/25 g ball of yarn and a small amount of 2 contrast coloured yarns, to complete. Knitted on straight needles, both the front and back of the bird’s body are each worked flat in stocking stitch, following a chart and sewn together. The beak and tail are knitted flat and sewn to the body, the legs are I-cord, the heart motif is worked using the intarsia method, and simple embroidery stitches are used as decoration and to make the eyes. This particular Tweetie Bird is knitted in a 4ply (Super Fine, Fingering), 100% wool; 525 m (574 yd), 150 g (5¼oz) yarn, but any weight of yarn can be used with these instructions — just make sure that you follow the suggested tension on the ball band.
You could make a group of Tweetie Birds and hang them as a mobile or just make one in a very special yarn and use a silk ribbon as a hanger.