Vikki Bird

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 3 patterns

The socks in the Knit Night Collection are knitted from the toe up and use a gusset and heel flap construction, shaped with short rows. The socks have a pattern on the instep and around the leg, while the sole is knitted in stocking stitch. The gusset length is affected by your row/round gauge, so a small amount of optional maths is included to achieve the perfect fit.

eBook : 1 pattern

The Reach for the Stars ebook will contain at least four items featuring the same intarsia rocket motif: a baby blanket, a cushion, baby/toddler jumper and children’s jumper. These patterns will be added over the course of 2017, starting with the Reach for the Stars baby blanket in March 2017.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Ankle Sock
Introduction
Knitting: Pullover
From Breton with Love is inspired by my day to day wardrobe, which features an awful lot of Breton-striped t-shirts. One day I decided that it would be really cute if my daughter could almost but not quite match me when we’re out and about, and this is what I came up with.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A Knit Night Collection KAL is being hosted in the Vikki Bird Designs Ravelry Group, follow this link to join in the fun!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A Knit Night Collection KAL is being hosted in the Vikki Bird Designs Ravelry Group, follow this link to join in the fun!
Knitting: Baby Blanket
The Reach for the Stars blanket is knitted from the bottom up, with a moss stitch border that is knitted at the same time as the central panel; the rocket motif is incorporated using intarsia. The blanket is knitted in chunky weight yarn, making it a quick knit, suitable for intermediate level knitters. The blanket measures 89.5 x 95 cm (35.25 x...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
When I was little I used to love playing with my Mum’s stash of buttons, now I’m an adult with children of my own I have a pretty extensive stash of buttons, and my love of buttons inspired this design. Granny’s button jar features rainbow-coloured intarsia buttons in a bright-pastel palette on a neutral background.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A Knit Night Collection KAL is being hosted in the Vikki Bird Designs Ravelry Group, follow this link to join in the fun!
Knitting: Pullover
Join in the festive fun with the Vikki Bird Designs’ Christmas Knits KAL 2017. Head to the Ravelry group to find out more.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Barley Twist cardigan is my take on a traditional raglan children’s cardigan. Sometimes I want to knit something simple, but with little details that maintain my interest as a knitter: the Barley Twist cardigan ticks those boxes. The raglan lines feature cabled details, and the A-line shape stops the body being endless stocking stitch!...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
The woodland theme is a perenial favourite for nurseries, and this blanket fits right in! The Hedgehog and Hoglets blanket features a cute little hedgehog family, with two baby hedgehogs (hoglets) following their mum.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
The Snowflake cushion celebrates one of my favourite types of weather: snow. Snowflakes are famed for their six-fold symmetry and each one being unique.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Harvest’s Bounty was created for my daughter’s first autumn. It’s a quick and simple pattern, and would make the perfect gift for any new baby, or an excellent novelty hat for any other age group. The hat is also ideal as a Halloween or harvest accessory.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Flying high is a baby blanket featuring a bold kite in a clear blue sky with brightly coloured ribbons trailing from the tail.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Busy buzzy bumble bee is a baby blanket featuring a friendly bumble bee flying through the air.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I love buying skeins of beautiful hand-dyed yarn, then petting them and staring at the gorgeous colours, but I don’t always love the pooling when they’re knitted up! The Shake It Up mitts feature a slipped cable stitch pattern that is worked without a cable needle and breaks up the colours as they are knitted, eliminating the pooling.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
The Knitbots is a baby blanket featuring six baby-friendly brightly-coloured robots interspersed with some rainbow-striped squares.
Knitting: Afghan block
Ronnie the robot is a blanket square pattern featuring a full intarsia tutorial with lots of photographs to help you. The pattern also contains sections on Swiss darning (duplicate stitch) and blocking.
Knitting: Bedspread, Baby Blanket
Late in 2014 cables finally clicked with me, so when it was time to knit a blanket for my new nephew a cabled blanket seemed an obvious choice. I wanted to knit cables that were intricate, but easy to memorise, and Pargetry is what I came up with. My brother came up with the name when he saw me knitting one of the many test swatches and saying t...
Knitting: Pullover
Join in the festive fun with the Vikki Bird Designs’ Christmas Knits KAL 2017. Head to the Ravelry group to find out more.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Apple for Teacher was created for a teacher friend’s first baby. Quick and simple, it makes the perfect gift for any new baby, or is an excellent novelty hat for any other age group.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
You’ll be on cloud nine with this soft and cosy blanket, featuring fluffy little clouds in a blue summer sky.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Vroom vroom, beep beep is a baby blanket featuring a repeated intarsia car motif in an array of bright colours and is perfect for any car-loving baby boy (or girl). The pattern is knitted in four vertical strips that are then stitched together using mattress stitch; this approach makes the knitting more portable and means you don’t have to keep ...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Keep your precious gadgets safe with this pretty cosy, featuring a peacock feather stranded motif.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Susie’s Rainbow was designed for a friend’s baby; I wanted a striking knit that wouldn’t take too long to complete, but that had more interest than a basic patterned baby blanket. The blanket measures 90 x 90 cm, sized to fit a pram, stroller, Moses basket or crib, and can also be rolled out on the floor and used as a playmat.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Keep babies comfy and cosy in this gorgeous blanket with intarsia elephants - perfect for boys and girls alike.
Knitting: Cup / Mug
Heart warming was designed for a friend who was having a wedding in the UK, but lives in the USA, so requested only small gifts that she could easily take on the plane. Living in Florida, she and her husband have no need for my standard knitted gifts of hats and scarves and blankets, so I wondered what I could make instead. As my friend and I sp...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Running out of time to make those last minute Christmas gifts? This quick and easy Christmas pudding hat makes the perfect stocking filler!
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
In the UK, Brownie leaders are called owls; Twit Twoo was written for a Brownie leader friend of mine who wanted a pair of owl-y mitts to wear to Brownie events. The mitts are fingerless with a flip top to keep your fingers warm whilst keeping them accessible for when you need them; instructions are given for both short and full thumbs. The samp...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Nature’s Way is a baby blanket with a difference featuring brightly coloured, nature-inspired intarsia motifs interspersed with plain squares.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Strawberry Fayre is a hat designed to look like a strawberry and can be worn to add a splash of colour to the cooler days of spring and autumn.
Knitting: Afghan block
Fly away home is the tenth in a series that makes up my Nature’s way blanket, and features a smiling ladybird against a white background. It can be knitted as a square in a blanket, used as a wash cloth, or the chart can be extracted and used as a motif for jumpers and other items. When knitted in DK weight yarn, the finished square measures 10...
Knitting: Afghan block
Rosy apple is the eighth in a series that makes up my Nature’s way blanket, and features an apple cross-section against a yellow background. It can be knitted as a square in a blanket, used as a wash cloth, or the chart can be extracted and used as a motif for jumpers and other items. When knitted in DK weight yarn, the finished square measures ...
Knitting: Afghan block
Succulent strawberry is the ninth in a series that makes up my Nature’s way blanket, and features a plump, juicy strawberry against a yellow background. It can be knitted as a square in a blanket, used as a wash cloth, or the chart can be extracted and used as a motif for jumpers and other items. When knitted in DK weight yarn, the finished squa...
Knitting: Afghan block
Boris the Snail is the sixth in a series that makes up my Nature’s way blanket, and features a cheerful snail sat on some grass against an orange background. It can be knitted as a square in a blanket, used as a wash cloth, or the chart can be extracted and used as a motif for jumpers and other items. When knitted in DK weight yarn, the finished...
Knitting: Afghan block
Bring me sunshine is the seventh in a series that makes up my Nature’s way blanket, and features a yellow sunshine against a blue background. It can be knitted as a square in a blanket, used as a wash cloth, or the chart can be extracted and used as a motif for jumpers and other items. When knitted in DK weight yarn, the finished square measure...
Knitting: Afghan block
Flutter by, butterfly is the third in a series that makes up my Nature’s way blanket, and features a brightly coloured butterfly against a white background. It can be knitted as a square in a blanket, used as a wash cloth, or the chart can be extracted and used as a motif for jumpers and other items. When knitted in DK weight yarn, the finished ...
Knitting: Afghan block
Lazy Daisy is the fifth in a series that makes up my Nature’s way blanket, and features a large cheerful daisy against a bright green background. It can be knitted as a square in a blanket, used as a wash cloth, or the chart can be extracted and used as a motif for jumpers and other items. When knitted in DK weight yarn, the finished square meas...
Knitting: Afghan block
My little apple tree is the fourth in a series that makes up my Nature’s way blanket, and features an apple tree with bright red apples against a green background. It can be knitted as a square in a blanket, used as a wash cloth, or the chart can be extracted and used as a motif for jumpers and other items. When knitted in DK weight yarn, the fi...
Knitting: Pullover
Rudi was born from a friend asking if we minded her wearing an awful Christmas jumper to our Christmas dinner. Of course no one minded. Then it got competitive; who could come up with the most awesome Christmas jumper? So I decided that knitting one for my son would be an excellent challenge, and be rather quicker than knitting an adult sized one!
Knitting: Afghan block
Pitter patter raindrops is the first in a series that makes up my Nature’s way blanket, and features a cloud and raindrops against a green background. It can be knitted as a square in a blanket, used as a wash cloth, or the chart can be extracted and used as a motif for jumpers and other items. When knitted in DK weight yarn, the finished square...
Knitting: Afghan block
Rainbow’s end is the second in a series that makes up my Nature’s way blanket, and features a rainbow on a lilac background. It can be knitted as a square in a blanket, used as a wash cloth, or the chart can be extracted and used as a motif for jumpers and other items. When knitted in DK weight yarn, the finished square measures 10 inches ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A rather cute Christmas knit, this hat makes a perfect stocking filler! The hat is knitted in the round in reverse stocking stitch, with the sauce knitted separately and stitched in place to give the hat a 3-dimensional feel. Finally the holly and berries are added separately.