Monday, 24 April 2017

Let's Knit blue tits!

Blue tits knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
The knitting pattern for my blue tits is in issue 118 of Let's Knit magazine - if you've got your hands on a copy of my book Knitted Birds, you'll know that there's a blue tit pattern in there, too. Well, these are a little bit different to the original, like a blue tit 2.0! They have a different shape, and the markings are all made with intarsia knitting rather than embroidery. Hope you enjoy making them!

Tropical parrots

Parrot knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska

Hands up, who'd like to knit a cuddly, colourful parrot? I've just added the pattern for this cute pair to my Etsy shop and Ravelry. They are nice, easy knit, flat on a pair of 4mm knitting needles. I used Stylecraft Special DK but you can use the DK yarn of your choice - they are a very colourful way to do a bit of stash busting!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Knitted nest and eggs

Knitted eggs and nest by Nicky Fijalkowska
Spring is in the air and it's the time of year that I love knitting little nests and eggs - they make lovely spring decorations for your home, or you can substitute the knitted eggs for chocolate ones, and you have the perfect Easter treat!

If you'd like to knit a nest and eggs, the pattern is in my book Knitted Birds, published by Search Press. There may also be a nest or two in my Etsy shop if they haven't flown off to a new home already (not that nests can fly, but you know what I mean).

Monday, 20 March 2017

Let's Knit knitted chickens!

Easter chickens knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska

Easter chickens knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
My knitting pattern for these little knitted chickens are in the April issue of Let's Knit magazine! They are a super quick and easy knit and are a great way of using up any scraps of DK yarn that you have in your stash. They're the right size to hide a Creme Egg inside, so will make a really sweet little Easter gift for a special someone (or you can use them to hide your Creme Eggs so no-one else will pinch them!)

Monday, 13 March 2017

Long tailed tit

Long tailed tit bird knitting pattern Nicky Fijalkowska
I've been working on knitting some long tailed tits over the weekend - hoping to get out this week and find some blossom for them to sit in so I can take some outdoors photos.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Seagull work in progress

Here's a work-in-progress photo of some little knitted gulls that are an adaptation of one of the first knitting patterns I ever did. I've simplified these by losing some of the felt details and changing the beak to a simple knitted shape - I quite like these new streamlined gulls.

A pair of kookaburras

A lovely pair of knitted kookaburras! I'm really happy with how these guys are turning out.

Monday, 30 January 2017


Cockatiel knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
Two knitted cockatiels, trying to put the world to rights.


To celebrate the start of the Chinese new year, the year of the Fire Rooster, my knitted chicken did a Crazy World of Arthur Brown cosplay.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Let's Knit guinea pigs!

Guinea pigs knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
Meet Neil and Stanley, the knitted guinea pigs! If you'd like to make them, my knitting pattern is in the February issue of Let's Knit magazine. They are nice and easy to make, they are knitted flat on 4mm needles and you can use your favourite DK yarn to make them.

Monday, 16 January 2017


Kookaburra knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
It's a new knitted bird! I've been working on this Kookaburra for the last week and am so pleased with how he turned out.

Knitted budgie

It's really good to have someone help you with the paperwork at this time of year!

Aladdin Sane

Aladdin Sane knitted by Nicky Fijalkowska
One more David Bowie finger puppet - this one is knitted with a felt lightning flash.

Monday, 9 January 2017

David Bowie Hunky Dory knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska

David Bowie Thin White Duke knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
I'm currently knitting a series of David Bowie incarnations to commemorate what would have been his 70th birthday on the 8th January, and the first anniversary of his death on the 10th January. Here's my knitted version of the Hunky Dory LP cover, and the Thin White Duke.


Blackbird knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
This little knitted blackbirds is still one of my favourites to knit - the pattern is in my book Knitted Birds, if you fancy making one yourself. At this time of year the blackbirds in my garden seem more friendly than usual and come right up to my feet some days, when I go out to top up the bird feeders. I throw them a handful of suet pieces onto the grass and then have to wait for them to finish, otherwise the seagulls come and eat it.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Knitted rats

Rat knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska

Rat knitting pattern by Nicky Fijalkowska
Eek! The kitchen has been invaded by knitted rats! Don't worry, they are all very friendly. They are cuddly rats that you can knit up using oddments of DK yarn - and they are knitted flat on two needles so are a nice, easy knit. The pattern is in my Etsy shop, and also available as a Ravelry download.