Fred and Harvey are two little ducklings which are very easy to knit using oddments of Stylecraft DK and Drops Kid Silk – the Kid Silk gives them a soft, fluffy texture, but if you don’t have any in your stash, you can knit them using just DK and they will be just as cute!
Their knitting pattern is free to download from Let’s Knit magazine – just create an account and you can download it straight away.
To mark Curlew Crisis month, you can download my Wendy the Curlew knitting pattern for free, via a code on the RSPB website! If you knit Wendy, don’t forget to use the hashtag #curlewcrisis so everyone can see your creations!
Spring is a busy time of year for birds – time for nest building, then eggs, and then hungry chicks to feed. Don’t forget to keep feeding your garden birds, even though the weather is getting warmer. They’ll appreciate the extra help at this hectic time of year!
Please bear with me while my crack team of internet budgerigars create this new website! All kits and knitting patterns are still available from Etsy, Ravelry and Love Knitting.
April 21st is World Curlew Day! Time to celebrate Europe’s largest wading bird, and to think of ways that we can help this beautiful bird with the haunting cry; sadly they are in serious decline.
I designed this curlew knitting pattern for RSPB Shetland who are going to be celebrating their local curlews with events and knitted curlews in May. On Shetland they are known as “whaaps”, so please meet Wendy the Whaap, the knitted curlew! If you’d like to knit Wendy, her pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry and Love Knitting. She’s made from beautiful Shetland DK wool from Jamiesons of Shetland.
Thanks so much for all the lovely feedback you’ve been giving me about my bird knit kits – it’s all very much appreciated!
“Beautiful, well presented kit which will be a gift. It looks excellent and such a friendly seller. Thank you very much.”
“Super fast delivery and great kit! I’m a knitting newbie but spent my whole Saturday crafting Sparky and I’m already looking at new wool for another one. Perfect, thank you!”
I’m so happy that people are enjoying knitting Jeff the Gull, Beneduck Cumberquack, Sparky the Budgie and the rest of the knit kit family. I’m going to be working on some new designs over the coming months, along with a very special kit that’s a bit different from my usual ones – will be able to reveal all soon!
Did you know that a chaffinch has an incredibly loud song, and you may well hear him before you see him? So if you’re out and about and you hear some high-volume tweeting, it may well be Steve the Chaffinch!
You may remember these two Easter lovelies from Let’s Knit magazine last year – little Easter chickens which are just big enough to hide a Creme Egg inside. Well, they’re now available as a free download from Let’s Knit. Simply register and then you can download your free Easter chickens knitting pattern! Have fun!