Birdhouse by Sachiyo Ishii

Birdhouse

Knitting
March 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2.0 mm
Finished size: 15cm tall, 14cm wide.
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It is knitted flat and sewn up at the end. No need for circular knitting.

The pattern is knitted flat and sewn up at the end. You do not need to knit in circles.
The flowers are made of chains, using a crochet hook. You do not need to know crochet techniques. Alternatively, you can embroider flowers.

The pattern comes with a cardboard template but please measure your knitted piece before constructing the cardboard birdhouse.

Materials
Yarn
For main body
A 20g Honey Brown 4-ply (fingering)
B A small amount of Dark brown DK (8-ply)
C 10g Red Chunky
For decoration
Small amounts of 4-ply yarn in green, pink, orange, yellow, cherry pink
For birds
• Small amounts of 4-ply yarn of your choice
• A pair of 4mm mushroom-shaped amigurumi eye beads or black beads for each bird
• Thread to sew beads
Other supplies
• Cardboard sheet
• Tape
About yarn used
• Sirdar Snuggly 4-ply; Honey 55% Nylon 45% Acrylic, 50g per 226m
For chunky yarn for the roof, I upcycled the yarn I had. Please feel free to use any thick yarn. Cast on a few stitches and see if the short width covers the roof. If you do not have Chunky, knit with DK yarn holding two strands together.

Tools
• 2.75mm knitting needles
• 4mm knitting needles
• Two stitch holders
• 2-3mm crochet hook
• Chenille needle
Tension
• 26 sts x 34 rows = 10cm (not essential)

Practical tips
• Leave long ends for sewing.
• Sew the seam with RS facing, using mattress stitch.

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