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Little Birds Stitch Pattern | Knit with Aabhar

Pattern Description

Little Birds Stitch Pattern is an all-over cable pattern that creates a beautifully textured fabric. The knitted fabric looks like it has sleeping little birds perched all over the surface.

It is a delicate and subtle pattern that is great for projects with patterns in large areas. You can knit projects like cardigans, pillows, or even tote bags. With slight modification, you can go about knitting the Little Birds Stitch Pattern in the round to make mittens or hats.

Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
Multiple of 14 + 8

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This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations

CNCable needle
COCast on
C3LCable 3 Left (sl 1 to CN, hold in back, k2, k1 from CN)
C3RCable 3 Right (sl 2 to CN, hold in back, k1, k2 from CN)
RSRight side
st (s)Stitch (es)
WSWrong side

Pattern Instructions

CO Multiple of 14 + 8.

Row 1:(RS) – Knit.
Row 2:Purl.
Row 3:k10, * sl 2 purlwise, k12; rep from * to last 12 sts, sl 2 purlwise, k10.
Row 4:p10, * sl 2 purlwise, p12; rep from * to last 12 sts, sl 2 purlwise, p10.
Row 5:k8, * C3R, C3L, k8; rep from * to end.
Row 6:Purl.
Row 7:Rep Row 1.
Row 8:Rep Row 2.
Row 9:k3, * sl 2, k12; rep from * to last 5 sts, sl 2, k3.
Row 10:p3, * sl 2, p12; rep from * to last 5 sts, sl 2, p3.
Row 11:k1, * C3R, C3L, k8; rep from * to last 7 sts, C3R, C3L, k1.
Row 12:Purl.

Repeat this free knit pattern (12 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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    • aabharcreations4u

      Hi Guðrún Björg Einarsdóttir, for knitting the little bird pattern in the round, you can follow these instructions:

      (wyib – with yarn in back)

      Cast on a multiple of 14 sts.

      Rounds 1 & 2: Knit.
      Rounds 3 & 4: k10, * sl 2 wyib, k 12; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 2 wyib, k2.
      Round 5: * k8, C3R, C3L; rep from * to end.
      Rounds 6, 7 & 8: Knit.
      Rounds 9 & 10: k3, * sl 2 wyib, k12; rep from * to last 11 sts, sl 2 wyib, k9.
      Round 11: k1, * C3R, C3L, k8; rep from * to last 13 sts, C3R, C3L, k7.
      Round 12: Knit.

      Repeat rounds 1-12.

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