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Sparky the Budgie bird knitting kit

Sparky the Budgie bird knitting kit

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  • This cute and realistic budgie knit kit is the perfect gift for a parakeet loving friend
  • Handmade in the Scottish highlands
  • Contains everything that you need to knit a sweet budgie friend (just add needles)
  • Free UK shipping

Imagine the excitement of opening a box which contains everything that you need to knit an adorable budgie!

Sparky the budgerigar is 23cm tall, which is about the size of a real budgie/parakeet. So when you've finished knitting him, he's going to be the perfect size to sit and keep you company – and his little posable wire feet mean that he can cling to the object of your choice!

Sparky is based on my much-loved childhood budgie companion. He brings me many happy memories of my sweet and charming pet, and I hope he will do the same for you, too.

Each budgie knitting kit is carefully handmade and packed by me, and will contain all the yarn and notions that you need to knit a cuddly budgie friend – 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!

If you'd like to add needles to your kit, a pair of high quality 25cm long 4mm Pony aluminium knitting needles are £2, and a pack of 2 Pony darning needles are £1. 

Your budgie 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 budgie fan - they'll love knitting Sparky, and the kit includes a cute Pretty Boy budgerigar button badge for them to wear, too!

Is Sparky suitable for beginners? 

I’d say that he’s a great project for beginners with a little experience of making up knitted toys, as the construction is a little more complicated than my other kits. He is simply knitted flat on a pair of 4mm knitting needles, making him an excellent project for a 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. Head on over to my how to knit tutorials if you need any advice!

The 6-page knitting pattern includes detailed making up instructions and many colour photos to help you on your way. I've included a tutorial on making wire legs, too.

What's included in your knit kit?

  • A full colour 6-page printed knitting pattern
  • 5 different colours of high quality, soft DK acrylic yarn
  • 2 different colours of 2 ply wool yarn
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • Black beads
  • Black cotton thread
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Copper craft wire
  • A 38mm “pretty boy” budgie button badge

All kit and parcel packaging is plastic-free, and recyclable.

The gift box measures 28cm x 19cm x 8cm.

Sparky the Budgie is 23cm tall.

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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