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Bill the Pigeon knitting kit

Bill the Pigeon knitting kit

Regular price £19.00 GBP
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  • This relaxing knit kit is the perfect present for a bird-loving friend
  • Handmade in the Scottish highlands
  • Contains everything that you need to knit a cuddly pigeon (just add needles)
  • Free UK shipping

You may recognise Bill the Pigeon - he was the star of the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch TV advert a few years ago!

Bill is based on the friendly flock of pigeons that visit my garden – these sweet natured and intelligent birds are great fun to watch, and helpfully clear up all the food that the other birds drop under the bird feeders. Pigeons are wonderful!

Bill is a polite and friendly pigeon, and he’s just the right size to sit in your hand for a comforting squeeze.

Each bird knitting kit is handmade in the Scottish Highlands, and will contain all the yarn and notions that you need to knit a cuddly pigeon friend.

Your pigeon 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 pigeon fan - they'll love knitting Bill, and the kit includes a cute Pigeon Club button badge for them to wear, too!

What's included in your knit kit?

  • A full colour 4-page printed knitting pattern
  • 5 different colours of high quality, soft DK acrylic yarn
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • Beads, thread and felt for eyes
  • A Pigeon Club button badge

Is Bill suitable for beginners?

Very much so. He is simply knitted flat on a pair of 4mm knitting needles, making him an excellent project for an absolute beginner: no need to knit in the round. 

Basic knitting skills that you’ll 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. Head on over to my how to knit tutorials if you need any advice!

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 25cm long 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.
Bill the Pigeon is 16cm long.

Postage and delivery

Free UK tracked delivery is included with all knitting kits (Royal Mail 48). Upgrade to express delivery (Royal Mail 24) at checkout for £2.

All button badges include free UK 1st class delivery.

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