Ben Weatherstaff's Friend by Penny Shima Glanz

Ben Weatherstaff's Friend

April 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 - 432 yards (366 - 395 m)
Height: 2" / 5cm; wingspan: 4.5" / 11.5cm
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This little friend is knitted in the round using sport-weight yarn on smaller-than-recommended needles to create a tight fabric.

The beak and feet use i-cord and the wings are really tiny sock toes, so no wrong side could show for our fair-weather friend. While our friend is designed to look familiar to British and American robins (he takes his style from both sides of the pond), he could be a bluebird of happiness or even sport dashing stripes, the possibilities for your friend’s style are endless.

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% Peruvian wool; 144 yds / 132m per 50g skein, 12 wpi)
MC Dark Chocolate #4205; 1 skein
CC1 Mahogany Mix #4280; 1 skein
CC2 Pitch Black #4245; 1 skein
Note: Since very little of the black is use, you can substitute DMC Tapestry Wool, (100% wool; 8.7 yds), 1 skein Noir

1 set US #3 / 3.25mm double-point needles or US 3 (3.25mm) circular needle, 40” / 100cm or longer
Additional needle for three-needle bind off

Yarn needle
Safety eyes, 6mm (optional)