Free Loom Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Loom Knit Bird
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L10043 The pattern for this chubby little bird is a perfect choice for loom knitters interested in making amigurumi. Knit this bird with the Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn Knit & Weave Loom Kit.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
6 in. (15 cm) wide x 5 in. (12.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-102 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Aqua

Bright medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (A)

860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard

Golden yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (B)

Martha Stewart Crafts™ Knit & Weave Loom Kit
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 45.00

Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing 2 black safety eyes, 9 mm
STITCH EXPLANATION:
Knit 2 stitches together
Note: The following explanation only applies when knitting 2 stitches together at the end of a row.
Move yarn loop from the last working peg to the next to last working peg above existing loop - 2 loops on peg.

Knit both loops together to decrease 1 stitch.

NOTES:
1. Follow loom manual instructions for SINGLE KNITTING for how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.
2. For Body, Feet, Beak and Wings, the loom is configured into a rectangle for stability.

All work will be done on one long side only.


3. Loom can be configured into a variety of shapes to suit your preference.

If desired, use additional loom pieces to configure loom into any shape, then knit back and forth in rows on just one side of loom.


INSTRUCTIONS



Loom Configuration Use the following pieces: (2) 36-hole pieces, (2) U-shaped pieces Connect the pieces as follows: 36-hole piece > U-shaped piece > 36-hole piece > U-shaped piece

BODY (make 2)
Set Up
Insert 28 small pegs into center 28 holes on 36-hole piece - 28 working pegs placed.

Insert contrast color pegs into connecting holes to hold loom together.
With A, cast on to all working pegs.
Knit 21 rows.
Next Row: Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together.


Repeat last row until 16 stitches remain.
Bind off.



FEET (make 2)
Set Up
Insert 12 small pegs into center 12 holes on 36-hole piece - 12 working pegs placed.
With B, cast onto all working pegs.
Knit 2 rows.
Next Row: Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together.
Repeat last row once more.
Bind off as follows: cut working yarn, leaving an 8 in.

(20.5 cm) yarn tail.

Thread tail into yarn needle provided with loom.

Slide needle through yarn loop on peg from bottom to top of loop.

Repeat along loom until all loops are threaded.

Gently remove knitting from loom.

Pull end of yarn to gather stitches, add a small amount of stuffing, then use remainder of tail to sew seam.



BEAK (make 2)
Set Up
Insert 8 small pegs into center 8 holes of 36-hole piece - 8 working pegs placed.
With B, cast onto all working pegs.
Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together.
Repeat last row once more.
Bind off.



WINGS (make 2)
Set Up
Insert 8 small pegs into center 8 holes of 36-hole piece - 8 working pegs placed.
With A, cast onto all working pegs.


Purl 1 row.
Knit 1 row.


Repeat last 2 rows until 9 rows have been completed, ending with a purl row.
Next Row: Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together.
Repeat last row once more.
Bind off.



FINISHING
With bound-off edge at top, follow package instructions to attach safety eyes to front of one Body piece.

Seam Body pieces together, stuffing as you go.

Sew Feet to bottom of Body.

Sew sides of Beak together, stuffing as you go.

Sew Wings and Beak to Body.
Thread yarn ends into yarn needle and weave in ends.

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