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Flamingo – Free Pattern!

August 12, 2010

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Okay, I’ve got a cute one for you today. I’ve been putting out some sneak peeks on Twitter and Facebook yesterday (please join me on both – see the top of the blog sidebar for links). The response was huge! I didn’t know everyone needed a Flamingo but now I do. What a fun and fast knit. The Hi-Bounce Pinky Ball inside the body makes for a great shape and a great bounce. My daughter could not stop with the bouncing flamingo yesterday. You can bounce this one standing up and it will bounce high enough that you can catch it.

Here is some information you might like to know:

 

Finished Measurements:

3 inches wide (including the wings) by 5 inches tall (with the head curved over)

Yarn:

Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45 % organic cotton; 160 yards/100 grams), 1 skein each in Watermelon #7512, Ice Cream #7500 and Popsicle #7501

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (100% organically grown cotton; 150 yards/100 grams), 1 skein in Ink #613

Tools:

US size 5 double pointed needles, set of 4 or size to obtain gauge

Yarn needle

Scissors

Tape measure or ruler

Polyester fiber-fill

Pinky Hi-Bounce Ball  (optional if you prefer to stuff the body with fiberfill)

Black embroidery floss

Stitch marker

2 pipe cleaners

Gauge:

6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

 

The wings and tail use a simple picot edging bind off. I have a video tutorial available on how to do this technique if you are interested.

Click here for the video tutorial!

The legs and tail help to balance the body so it can sit up nicely. Play around with the placement of these pieces so your Flamingo can sit up on its own.

The reason the Hi-Bounce Pinky has an optional after it on the pattern is because you could also just stuff the flamingo with fiberfill if you don’t want the ball inside. That works fine, too. The Hi-Bounce Pinky Balls can be found at many local toy shops but they are also available for online order on Amazon.

Click here for the Hi-Bounce Pinky Ball link to Amazon!

Click here for the downloadable pdf pattern for Flamingo

Click here for the Ravelry page for Flamingo!

Have fun with your Flamingo knitting. Enjoy.

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