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Jolly Robin

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  • The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place
  • instructions for making the robin and 8 photos
  • a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques
  • a materials list and recommended yarns.
  • The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.



Knit a robin to hang on your tree at Christmas, or knit some birds in different colours to hang around the house all year long!

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles, apart from the legs which are i-cord pieces knitted on two double pointed needles (DPNs). You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work a kfb increase, decreases, sew seams and knit i-cord. This pattern also incorporates intarsia colour-work to make the robin’s tummy.

FINISHED SIZE: The body is 8.5cm tall (not including the legs)

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Materials you need at home:

  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • Two 3.5mm double pointed needles (US 4)
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight) in red, brown and yellow; less than 50g in each colour
  • Toy filling