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Little Birdie Blanket Knitalong Part 2
Little Birdie Blanket Knitalong Part 2

Little Birdie Blanket Knitalong Part 2

Designer: Sarah Hazell

    4mm straight, 3.75mm circular needles in 60cm, 80cm and 100cm lengths
  • SIZE

    Blanket: 70cm x 104cm Squares: vary between 16cm and 18cm square (after blocking)

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We’re delighted to bring you the next two squares in Part 2 of Sarah Hazell’s charming Lockdown Blanket knitalong – the perfect project to help pass the time, and learn some new knitting techniques. This time, it’s all about colourwork with a clever slip stitch design to form a tiled roof. To create the delightful birdhouse, combine stocking stitch with Swiss darning. Missed Part 1? You can catch-up right here!

Struggling to read the chart on the PDF, find it here!

Sarah Hazell

Sarah Hazell


“The blanket is inspired by the idea of nurturing and I thought a birdhouse was a good way to illustrate this. It works for both boys and girls, and hints at the bond between mother and child”

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  • Project information

    Yarn DK
    Yarn Colours DK, shades (A) Beige, four 50g balls, (B) Pale Green, (C) Pale Blue, (D) Mid Brown, two 50g balls of each, (E) Turquoise, (F) Peach, (G) Vintage Pink, (H) Red, one 50g ball of each
    Needles 4mm straight, 3.75mm circular needles in 60cm, 80cm and 100cm lengths
    Additional Stitch markers: three; Cable needle
    Tension Square 23 sts x 33 rows, 10cm x 10cm, Stocking stitch, 4mm needles
  • About the designer

    Sarah Hazell

    Sarah Hazell

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