Say hello to Barry the puffin! This cute little knitted puffin likes nothing better than a cosy cuddle and some tasty fish – he’s just the right size to fit in your hand for a squeeze. He’s easy and quick to knit, and you can buy his pattern from Ravelry, and knit kit/pattern from Etsy. What are you waiting for? Get stuffin that puffin!
Some very exciting news! The RSPB have made this gorgeous 2019 Knitted Birds calendar, using 12 of the knitting patterns from my Knitted Birds book. Would you like a whole year of cute bird knitting patterns, along with a stylish, practical calendar to help you keep organised? Well, look no further!
The Knitted Birds calendar contains 12 fun and easy bird knitting patterns, from my book Knitted Birds, along with detailed instructions, templates, and beautiful full colour photos of the knitted birds to keep you company all the way through 2019. You can buy the calendar now from my Etsy shop. Happy to ship worldwide!
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!