Monday, 24 April 2017

Let's Knit blue tits!

Blue tits knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
The knitting pattern for my blue tits is in issue 118 of Let's Knit magazine - if you've got your hands on a copy of my book Knitted Birds, you'll know that there's a blue tit pattern in there, too. Well, these are a little bit different to the original, like a blue tit 2.0! They have a different shape, and the markings are all made with intarsia knitting rather than embroidery. Hope you enjoy making them!

Tropical parrots

Parrot knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska

Hands up, who'd like to knit a cuddly, colourful parrot? I've just added the pattern for this cute pair to my Etsy shop and Ravelry. They are nice, easy knit, flat on a pair of 4mm knitting needles. I used Stylecraft Special DK but you can use the DK yarn of your choice - they are a very colourful way to do a bit of stash busting!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Knitted nest and eggs

Knitted eggs and nest by Nicky Fijalkowska
Spring is in the air and it's the time of year that I love knitting little nests and eggs - they make lovely spring decorations for your home, or you can substitute the knitted eggs for chocolate ones, and you have the perfect Easter treat!

If you'd like to knit a nest and eggs, the pattern is in my book Knitted Birds, published by Search Press. There may also be a nest or two in my Etsy shop if they haven't flown off to a new home already (not that nests can fly, but you know what I mean).

Monday, 20 March 2017

Let's Knit knitted chickens!

Easter chickens knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska

Easter chickens knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
My knitting pattern for these little knitted chickens are in the April issue of Let's Knit magazine! They are a super quick and easy knit and are a great way of using up any scraps of DK yarn that you have in your stash. They're the right size to hide a Creme Egg inside, so will make a really sweet little Easter gift for a special someone (or you can use them to hide your Creme Eggs so no-one else will pinch them!)

Monday, 13 March 2017

Long tailed tit

Long tailed tit bird knitting pattern Nicky Fijalkowska
I've been working on knitting some long tailed tits over the weekend - hoping to get out this week and find some blossom for them to sit in so I can take some outdoors photos.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Seagull work in progress

Here's a work-in-progress photo of some little knitted gulls that are an adaptation of one of the first knitting patterns I ever did. I've simplified these by losing some of the felt details and changing the beak to a simple knitted shape - I quite like these new streamlined gulls.

A pair of kookaburras

A lovely pair of knitted kookaburras! I'm really happy with how these guys are turning out.