This sweet Fat Robin is an interactive toy. The little blue eggs fit neatly under the robin’s wings for safe keeping as she sits in her nest.
The robin is knit in one piece in the round from the bottom to the top of the head. The wing and tail overlay is knit in one piece from the top down. With a few quick stitches to attach the wing/tail piece to the body you are done. There is very little finishing with this project.
The nest has a fun fringe stitch for the edging that is worked in as you go.
Kit includes free pattern, selected yarn & Polyfill (stuffing). Not included: embroidery floss or poly pellets. Please choose between full skeins (multiple robin kit) and half skeins (single robin kit) for Sweater yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
Worsted or Aran Weight
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Sweater by Spud & Chloë (55% Superwash Wool / 45% Certified Organic Cotton; 100g/160yds): As shown in images: Robin: half skein each color: Rootbeer, Firecracker, Ice Cream. small amount of Firefly for beak. Nest: half skein Chipmunk (color discontinued). Eggs: half skein Splash. Single Robin Kit will include half skeins in Chocolate Milk or Rootbeer, Firecracker, Igloo, Manatee, and splash as well as small quantity of Firefly.
ALTERNATE YARN: Organic Cotton Worsted by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Certified Organic Cotton; 100g/150yds): half skein each of 6 main colors, small amount for beak. Single Robin Kit will include half skeins of Plum Dusk or Graphite, True Red or Tomato, Tulip, Stone & Caribean with a small quantity of Dandelion
NEEDLES: Size US 5 / 3.75mm 24" circular needle and/or set Double Points as well as US 7 / 4.5mm 16" circular and/or set Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Yarn needle, Rulers or tape measure, Scissors
Black and white embroidery floss, Poly-pellets (optional and should not be used for young children/toddlers/babies, poly-pellets are considered a choking hazard), Fiberfill
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
GAUGE: 6 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch with larger needles
SIZE: Robin: 5” tall x 3.5” wide;
Eggs: 1.25” long;
Nest: 1.75” tall and 5” across
Images courtesy of Susan B. Anderson & Spud & Chloe