Sure to bring good cheer to your puppet games, colorful Parrot Puppet is knit mostly in the round, then felted in a washing machine. His head is stuffed with fiberfill and his eyes installed post felting.
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Pattern Kit includes .pdf file & printed pattern as well as selected yarn, polyfill, & 2 safety eyes (black). For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Wool of the Andes Worsted by Knit Picks (100% Wool; 50g/110 yds): 3 Skeins Main Color (MC), 1 Skein each of Colors A, B, C, D & E. Shown in the colors Peapod, Golden Heather, Whirlpool, Red, White & Cobblestone Heather.
ALTERNATE YARN: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 2 Skeins MC & 1 MINI (33g) of each Colors A, B, C, D, & E. Shown in colors Lettuce, Pollen, Continental Blue, Sealing Wax, Natural & Black. Felts beautifully & is so cuddly soft on the feet due to the luxurious merino wool! Available in subtle to wildly variegated colors to highlight the individual 'feathers'. Photo included from our Instagram feed to show the parrot before felting, too!
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/245 yds): 2 Skeins MC & 1 MINI Skein (33g) of Colors A, B, C, D & E. Durable, strong, staple yarn made 100% in the USA! Solid colors only. The parrot will look like the first parrot in the photos.
SIZES: One Size - fits child to adult hands
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: approximately 10" tall with 8" wingspan post felting. Extra felting time will make a smaller parrot
YARDAGE: 406 yds total: 300 yds MC, 40 yds Color A (inside of wings), 25 yds Color B (wing tips), 6 yds color C (crest on head), 15 yds Color D (around eyes) & 20 yds Color E (beak)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Short Rows, picking up stitches, shaping, small circumference knitting
NEEDLES: Size US 10.5 / 6.5mm 16" circular needle & set of Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, Fiberfill, Scissors, 2 safety eyes (12mm size)
GAUGE: 13 sts x 13 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted.
Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop