This cute and relaxing puffin knit kit is a great way for a bird-lover to rest and recharge after a hard day’s birdwatching.
Barry is a very friendly puffin, and he’s just the right size to sit in your hand for a comforting squeeze. I live in Caithness, in the north east Scottish Highlands, and we're lucky enough to have these beautiful birds come to the nearby cliffs in the spring to breed. They're real characters, with their colourful beaks and smart black and white plumage. I'm hoping that Barry will bring a little bit of the Scottish Highlands into your home, even if you're hundreds of miles away!
Each bird knitting kit is carefully handmade and packed by me, and will contain all the yarn and notions that you need to knit a cuddly puffin friend – simply add your own pair of 4mm knitting needles, a yarn darning needle and an ordinary sewing needle, and you're ready to go. No need to order all the different yarns and bits and pieces – you can sit back, relax, and start knitting straight away. It's all there for you!
Your puffin knitting kit is presented in a large, stylish gift box, and bundled up in plastic-free, recyclable packaging. This bird knit kit is the perfect, original gift for a knitter, birder, or puffin fan - they'll love knitting Barry, and the kit includes a cute puffin button badge for them to wear, too.
Is Barry suitable for beginners? Very much so. He is simply knitted flat on a pair of 4mm(UK 8/ US 6) knitting needles, making him an excellent project for an absolute beginner: no need to knit in the round. Basic skills that you need to know: stocking stitch, increasing by knitting into the front and back of a stitch (inc 1) and decreasing by knitting 2 stitches together (k2tog). There’s colour-changing on some rows, so you will need to use Intarsia technique to change yarns mid-row.
What's included in your knit kit?
A full colour printed knitting pattern
5 different colours of high quality, soft DK acrylic yarn
Polyester toy stuffing (or puffin stuffin as I like to call it)
A Barry the Puffin button badge
Knitting needles and darning needles are not included as many knitters already own a pair - but if you'd like to add these to your kit, a pair of 4mm Pony aluminium knitting needles are £2, and a pack of 2 Pony darning needles are £1.
All kit and parcel packaging is plastic-free, and recyclable.
The gift box measures 28cm x 19cm x 8cm.
Barry the Puffin is 16cm tall.
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Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 12th - 14th March
Express delivery: £2.00
Receive it by 8th - 11th March
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Hello I’m Nicky! Have you ever thought about knitting a puffin, but wouldn’t know where to start? Maybe I can help! I’m a lifelong bird nerd, nature lover, and a self-taught knitter. I design and make fun and easy bird knit kits, using the birds that surround me every day in the Scottish highlands as inspiration. My kits are designed to be relaxing and simple, perfect to inspire a beginner knitter, or as a thoughtful gift to a bird-loving friend.