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Arctic Tern
Finished
June 3 2012
June 12 2012
Project info
Arctic Tern
Bird Yarns 0.5 by Deirdre Nelson
Knitting
Bird Yarns project!
birdie size
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
176 yards
Ardalanish Natural Aran
1 skein = 82.0 yards (75.0 meters), 50 grams
Natural/Undyed
Ardalanish Natural Aran
1 skein = 82.0 yards (75.0 meters), 50 grams
Brown
Rowan Cotton Glace
0.1 skeins = 12.5 yards (11.4 meters), 5 grams
3487460
Red
Notes

Body & cap knitted separately. Stuffed with wool scraps recycled from some of my other knitted projects (mainly Space Invader scarves!).

Made the legs by French knitting using the cotton yarn.
Inserted wire into the legs for stability and did some wire wrapping to create the effect of webbed feet.

Beak is made from thick felt rolled and stitched into place.

Ecru yarn is a lovely Bluefaced Leicester wool :)
The Ardalanish yarns are organic 100% Pure New Wool from the Isle of Mull.

This Arctic Tern is part of the Bird Yarns project by An Tobar’s artist-in-residence Deirdre Nelson. To find out more see:
http://www.capefarewell.com/seachange/bird-yarns/
http://www.capefarewell.com/seachange/bird-yarns-2/
http://dstitch.blogspot.co.uk/p/involving-folk.html

Update: Arctic Tern knitting kits including the pattern available now if you want to have a go too. For more info click the pattern link :)

Exhibition details

21st-24th June 2012 @ An Tobar, Mull http://www.antobar.co.uk/

26th-27th September 2012 @ Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
http://dovecotstudios.com/whats-on/event/25/bird-yarns

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June 12 2012
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  • Project created: June 4, 2012
  • Finished: June 12, 2012
  • Updated: September 3, 2012
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