How to knit a Bird Nest with Studio Knit - Free Knitting Pattern and Video Tutorial

Learn how to knit a BIRD NEST to help rehabilitate abandoned baby bird chicks.  See WildCare to find out how to help!

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MATERIALS for KNITTED BIRD NEST

• Yarn (wool recommended)
• One 16″ #10.5 US Circular Knitting Needle
• Four #10.5 US Double Pointed Knitting Needles
• Scissors
• Tapestry Needle
• Measuring Tape

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES
• Slip Knot
• Cast On Long Tail Method
• Knit Stitch
How to Knit on Circular Needles
Switching to Double Pointed Needles
• Bind Off

How to Knit a Medium Unfelted Nest

Knit a Bird Nest for WildCare by Studio Knit

1 – Knit Double Stranded, with two strands of yarn.

Knit a Bird Nest for WildCare

2 – Make a SLIP KNOT and CAST ON forty stitches using the simple long-tail cast on method holding our yarn double.

Knit a Bird Nest for WildCare

3 – Place a marker and make certain not to twist our stitches.  Let us begin knitting in the round!

Knit a Bird Nest for WildCare

Knit a Bird Nest for WildCare

4 – Once we have knitted in the round for about 20 rows or until your nest reaches at least 4 inches in height, it is already time to begin our decreases.

Knit a Bird Nest for WildCare

5 – Switch to our double pointed needles for your decreases:

Row 1 – Knit 6 Stitches, Knit Two Together. Repeat to end of row. (35 stitches remain)
Row 2 – Knit 5 Stitches, Knit Two Together. Repeat to end of row. (30 stitches remain)
Row 3 – Knit 4 Stitches, Knit Two Together. Repeat to end of row. (25 stitches remain)
Row 4 – Knit 3 Stitches, Knit Two Together. Repeat to end of row. (20 stitches remain)
Row 5 – Knit 2 Stitches, Knit Two Together. Repeat to end of row. (15 stitches remain)
Row 6 – Knit 1 Stitches, Knit Two Together. Repeat to end of row. (10 stitches remain)
Row 7 – Knit Two Together. Repeat to end of row. (5 stitches remain)

Knit a Bird Nest for WildCare

6 – With your tapestry needle, weave it through your remaining stitches.  Weave the yarn through and break it off.

Knit a Bird Nest for WildCare


Learn more about Knitted Bird Nests for WildCare

WildCare Ravelry Group >

San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper Article >

New York Times Newspaper Article >

 


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