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Tiny November Knitalong Part 5

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Wings and a waddle here we come! Here is the next part of my Tiny November Knitalong. How are you all doing out there? I’ve been checking out the knitalong Ravelry page and it looks like a lot of people are following along.

Today we will start off with the wings.

Wing (make 2):

With Rootbeer and the double-pointed needles, cast on 9 stitches placing 3 stitches on each of 3 double-pointed needles. Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.

Rnd 1: knit

Rnd 2: (k1, m1, k1, m1, k1) repeat on each needle (5 sts per needle, 15 sts total)

Knit every round until the wing measures 1 ½ inches from the cast on edge.

Decrease rounds:

Rnd 1: (k3, k2tog) repeat on each needle (4 sts per needle, 12 sts total remain)

Rnd 2: knit

Rnd 3: (k2, k2tog) repeat on each needle (3 sts per needle, 9 sts total remain)

Rnds 4 and 5: knit

Rnd 6: (k1, k2tog) repeat on each needle (2 sts per needle, 6 sts total remain)

Rnd 7: (k2tog) repeat to the end of the round (1 st per needle, 3 sts total remain)

Cut the yarn and place the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches. Pull up tight to close the hole. Take a couple of stitches to secure and pull the end to the inside and trim to stay inside.

Place the end from the cast on stitches on a yarn needle and whipstitch the cast on edge closed. Flatten out the wing and pull into the desired shape. Whipstitch the cast on edge to the body.

Continue with the whipstitch across the top of the wing for 3 or 4 stitches. Pull the end to the inside and trim.

Et voila! Wings. Be sure to look at your turkey from all angles to make sure the wings line up on both sides of the body. Placement of features is always so important in toy knitting.

He’s looking fantastic sporting those wings but there is a little something still missing. Onward we go with the waddle!

Waddle:

With Firecracker and the double pointed needles cast on 6 stitches placing 2 stitches on each of 3 double pointed needles. Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.

Knit every round until the waddle measures 1 inch from the cast on edge.

Cut the yarn and place the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches. Pull up tight to close the hole. Take a couple of stitches to secure and pull the end to the inside and trim to stay inside.

Can you believe this smart little guy? Isn’t it simple when patterns are broken down? I love this process of the step-by-step knitalong. Some of these photos are a little dark but I was knitting this up at around 4am this morning so I thought you would forgive a shadow or two:)

Get your fall colors of Sweater yarn ready to roll. I am using Toast, Firecracker, Grass, Firefly and Pollen to finish up here. We are going to make some tail feathers. I am going to try my hardest to get this wrapped up sometime tomorrow. I want you to make as many turkeys as possible before Thanksgiving rolls around.

I’m sharing the turkey love!

6 Responses to “Tiny November Knitalong Part 5”

  1. November 4, 2009 at 11:21 am ToniC says:

    I haven’t been able to knit-a-long, but I’ll definitely have to make one (or a dozen!) for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing.

  2. November 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm IBAmyB says:

    Oh, he’s really looking handsome now! I can’t wait to see him “shake his tail feathers”!

    I having a lot of fun knitting my little Turkey Lurkey!

  3. November 5, 2009 at 7:14 pm Barb Yerke says:

    WooHoo, I am missing my tail feathers. HELP, where are they????? I am the table favors for Thanksgiving. At my house, we are vegetarians, SO……….No Turkey here to eat. We serve, Tofurkey.

    I am DEVASTATED! I wanted to come see you, get your book, “Itty Bitty Toys”, and have you sign it this weekend. I just found out I won’t be able to see you in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday. I am so disappointed. Have a wonderful time.

    barb in MI

  4. November 5, 2009 at 8:02 pm Jill E says:

    As always, I love this pattern and my tiny Turkey. I think I’ve checked the blog 15 times today to see if the next KAL clue is here. Trying to teach myself patience. Thanks again for such a great pattern and KAL. I love being able to knit along with you; it makes it so much easier to follow you step by step.

    And, although our Canadian Thanksgiving is over, my kids love the turkey anyway!

    Jill

  5. December 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm Arden Shock says:

    Its hard to find good help…

  6. November 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm sanderson says:

    Finally! I just returned from the post office and sent you your signed book:) You’ll get it soon.
    susan