This fun and easy seagull knit kit is sure to put a smile on a bird-lover’s face.
Big Jeff is surprisingly soft and cuddly for a gull, and just the right size to sit in your hand for a comforting squeeze. Give him some chips and you'll have a friend for life!
Jeff is based on my much-loved gull friend who used to appear at my window every morning when I lived in Sussex. You may have seen him on my Instagram stories - and you can find him in one of the photos I've added here. I was friends with Jeff for 7 years, he used to tap on my kitchen window throughout the day as a gentle reminder for more snacks to be put out. He ended up bringing his partner Mrs Jeff along too, who had a great talent for flying off with birdfeeders and dropping them in a nearby pub garden. I miss them both so much, but at least I have Jeff's knitted namesake to keep his legacy going. Seagulls are so smart and entertaining!
Each bird knitting kit is carefully handmade and packed by me in the Scottish Highlands, and will contain all the yarn and notions that you need to knit Big Jeff – 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 seagull 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 seagull fan - they'll love knitting Jeff, and the kit includes a cute CHIPS! button badge for them to wear, too!
Is Big Jeff 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).
What's included in your knit kit?
A 4-page printed knitting pattern
5 different colours of high quality, soft DK acrylic yarn
Polyester toy stuffing
Black cotton thread
A CHIPS! 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.
Big Jeff the gull is 17cm long, 16cm tall.
The delivery options for this item are listed below (if it doesn't state 'Express delivery' then that option is not available for this product). As soon as you place your order, this small business will spring into action, get it ready and send it out... (and you can feel wonderful for supporting them).
Delivery options available
Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 11th - 13th December
Express delivery: £2.00
Receive it by 9th - 10th December
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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.