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I love to knit, and after discovering a pattern for knitted pigeons, I love to knit pigeons! :D

With the permission of the pattern designer, I knit and sell the knitted pigeons on my website: www.revati.co.uk

I update my facebook page with announcements of when the pigeons are ready for sale: www.facebook.com/revati.co.uk

A while ago I knitted a prototype of a likeness of my pet pigeon, Elmo, to give to Elmo’s previous carer as a present. I’m thinking of knitting more “Elmo” pigeons to sell. I know that he has lots of fans around the world. :)

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First knitted pigeon

I started knitting in 2011 and have been looking for different pigeon patterns to knit model pigeons ever since. I have written about my search on this blog in the past: Knitted pigeons at Pigeons as Pets

Last year I discovered a pattern that filled me with joy and excitement because the pattern was very realistic, and I simply knew that I had to knit more of the pigeons.

After I had posted a photo of the knitted feral pigeon (photo on the right) a lot of people asked me if I could knit one for them, so I quickly contacted the designer to ask if it was all right with her if I sold the pigeons I knitted from her pattern. To my delight she sanctioned my request!! :D

With the amount of interest I received from my knitting we decided to set up a personal website: www.revati.co.uk

So now, here comes the exciting part:

There are some knitted pigeons ready for sale!!!

You can buy them on my website: www.revati.co.uk/store.html

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Knitted pigeons for sale!

Last year a few friends asked me if I could knit a pigeon that looked like a pigeon they cared for, and here are my attempts:

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Lizzie pigeon (left) and his lookalike knitted pigeon (right).

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Hercules with his lookalike (left) and Ice with his lookalike (right).

While it doesn’t take me long to knit the various pieces, it does take time and effort for me to stitch them all together, stuff and to embroider the details on the pigeon. The feet are especially fiddly! Powers of concentration and dexterous fingers are required! :) But once I’m on a roll I’m happy to hunker down on the sofa and knit various pigeons to send around the world to delighted customers!

I hope you all enjoy my work! :D


My knitting addiction has led me to knit another pigeon. :)

I have now knitted five different pigeons and here they all are:

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Back row:

Front row:

And a close up of the feral pigeon:

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Today our darling Elmo boy is 11 years old. Can you believe it?!

“Happy Hatchday, Elmo!!”

We’ve had Elmo for 3 years now, however, it feels like we’ve known and lived with him for longer. He’s such an integral part of our family that it’s hard to imagine what our life was like before him.

We woke up to a very happy pigeon on the bedside table, cooing and wing twitching with joy as he saw that we were awake and available to give him his morning hug. Then it was time for his presents: A knitted pigeon and a jar of pine nuts! :)

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Elmo's hatchday presents

Elmo received a card from his original mum, as well as a card from us. I knitted the pigeon for Elmo (the pigeon is Cooey pigeon from Stitch London) and I think Elmo enjoyed playing with him (*ahem* pecking him *ahem*) very much, as you can see from the video:

We’ll be showering Elmo with even more love and affection today, and I’m sure he’ll be sick of all the cuddles and treats he receives by the end of the day. :)

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Elmo tucking into the pine nut jar


I’ve been a bit preoccupied and haven’t been writing as much about my two disabled, tame pigeons, Georgie and Elmo - which I feel bad about – but when you discover a new interest, it can take up all your time and energy in the first few weeks of fresh discovery and excitement.

So what has been luring me away from blogging? Well, knitting actually. I won’t go into it in detail (you can read a bit about it here if you want: Elmo, wool and a pair of knitting needles and My pigeon flock – knitted of course!) but what I will say is that Georgie does not approve of my new hobby, whilst Elmo does.

Georgie truly believes that my lap is only there for her to sit on and that my hands are only in existence to pet and cuddle her. When I’m knitting my hands are in constant movement, thus disturbing her nap on my lap, and the needles may accidentally poke her, so as you can imagine, Georgie does not like me knitting in the evening when she is simply trying to have a snooze!! I get quite a few pecks and angry coos for my knitting endeavors.

Elmo, on the other hand, thinks the yarn and completed knitted toys are there for him to court. He’ll jump over, give his best “How you doing?” coo, and then attempt to mount the yarn ball. It can be quite distracting when I’m trying to knit.

I guess cats don’t have a monopoly on yarn balls. :)

Ps. As I’m writing this Elmo has hopped onto the coffee table to coo and prance around a yarn ball. He’s getting his feet tangled in the wool, silly boy. Gotta go rescue him!


I have been bitten by the knitting bug. I cannot stop. … Must create knitted pigeon flock! :)

(Oh, sorry pigeon folk if I’m boring you with all my knitting posts. I promise to write about Elmo and Georgie again soon.)

I first knitted Percy Pigeon by Alan Dart, however, my pigeon is more “Wonky the Pigeon”. Have a look:

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Wonky pigeon

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Wonky pigeon

Please bear in mind that this is the very first toy that I’ve ever knitted. While I found it easy to knit the pieces, I found it very hard to stitch the pigeon together. Practice makes perfect, though, so hopefully the next one will be more “together” and “with it”. :)

Although, with his wonky tail and lopsided body, he does look like a pigeon in need of care and rehabilitation – so he’s really the perfect mascot for my work at the wildlife rescue centre!

I next knitted a flock of tiny perching pigeons by Anna Hrachovec.

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Tiny perching pigeon flock

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The first tiny pigeon I knitted

There will be more to come!! I think I’ll have a few hundred of these little guys perched around the house and possibly in the garden too.

Mr. Pigeon (not knitted by me, by the way) wanted to meet the new additions and I think they’ll get along just fine:

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Mr. Pigeon (top right) with the new knitted pigeons

My next pigeon project will be Cooey the Pigeon by Lauren O’Farrell (once I buy the book. Couldn’t find the pattern for free). I will be looking for pigeon patterns to knit and will one day have a big flock of different pigeons to keep Elmo and Georgie company. :)


Elmo has decided to make his own Percy Pigeon. :)

Having found the wonderful world of knitted pigeons, we couldn’t wait to receive our very own Mr. Pigeon, which we did in June (see: New addition: Mr. Pigeon!). While Elmo loves Mr. Knitted Pigeon, I think he wants another one (greedy boy!) so he stole my wool and knitting needles to start on the project:

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Elmo covered in wool

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Elmo takes the knitting needles

I’m new to the knitting game, so it may take me a few years to actually knit a pigeon – but it will happen one day, and when it does, I’ll post the results. Cannot promise, though, that it’ll look like a pigeon (might be a mutant one). :)


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Mr. Pigeon arrives waving hello!

We received a present from Elmo and Georgie yesterday. They surprised us by getting us our very own Mr. Pigeon! :)

He arrived in style, complete with passport and name tag. I also found some instructions for me to knit a top for him (hmmm, now do I have a “Knitting for Dummies” somewhere?).

I love him. Mr. Pigeon is adorable. A great mascot too! :) I haven’t decided his first name yet, so he’ll be addressed as “Mr. Pigeon” for the time being. After he gets used to living with us and we see his character coming out, we’ll then think of a suitable first name.

I couldn’t wait to introduce him to Georgie and Elmo.

Here’s Elmo’s reaction to seeing Mr. Pigeon for the first time:

Hilarious! I don’t think Mr. Pigeon appreciated all that attention.

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New arrival: the adorable Mr. Pigeon

We placed Mr. Pigeon next to Elmo in his nest while Elmo was still very excited, and after a few strokes from Mr. Pigeon, Elmo tried to feed him!! :D

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Elmo feeding Mr. Pigeon

Georgie wasn’t too sure about him. She gave him a light peck and walked away. He’ll have to try harder to win her affections.

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Mr. Pigeon and Georgie

I discovered the wonderful life of Mr. Pigeon when I came upon this fun blog by Charlie P: The Pigeon Loft. And you can buy one from Charlie’s shop when they are available: The Pigeon Loft Shop on Etsy. (More about knitted pigeons: Knitted pigeons.)

We’ll keep you posted on how Elmo and Georgie take to sharing their home with Mr. Pigeon! I’ll have to remember to share my time equally so that no one becomes jealous. :)

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Elmo sizes Mr. Pigeon up

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Elmo greets Mr. Pigeon, "Why, hello there!"


I love finding positive blogs about pigeons. I’d be searching for one thing then notice something different and follow that route until I find a lovely pigeon blog! It’s great to see so many pigeon lovers out there.

Here are some blogs about pigeons (many you might already know of):

  • Pigeons Aren’t Perfect – This wonderful blog was set up to “praise, promote and publicise pigeons. After all, they are not perfect but they do need looking after.”
  • Pigeon Tales – Interesting blog following the lives of a family of feral pigeons living with the author.
  • People for the Preservation of Pigeons - An informative and important blog that is “concerned with the protection and preservation of mankind’s oldest domestic bird, the gentle and loyal pigeon.”
  • Pigeon Blog – An online diary of a London pigeon.
  • Pigeon Madness – All about pigeons – breeding, info, videos and much much more!
  • Rescue Report – Wonderful blog about fostering and adopting pigeons (from MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue).
  • The Pigeon Nest – A blog that features articles, information and the latest news about pigeons.
  • The Pigeon Loft - About the adventures of a knitted pigeon, Mr. Pigeon.
  • Pigeon Hole - Blog containing “‘Pigeon Facts’, personal pigeon experiences and musings, photographs and videos.”
  • The It-Pigeon – Blog containing photos of feral pigeons. “Who will be next?”

If you know of any other pigeon blogs, please don’t hesitate to let me know! :)


I first saw these cute dove socks in the following post (scroll down to the bottom): Shoegazer Loves: PIGEONS!

“Paloma’s socks” are from: Alberto’s Family

I have to admit, I want them!!! :)

But of course you simply cannot give your pigeon some socks without other clothing. So, to go with the socks, a nice comfortable coat:

By Ciara Healy

Bird coats by Ciara Healy

And a warm hat:

Knitted hats from The Pigeon Loft

And finally, a stylish backpack to carry all the essentials:

Photo: Zsuzsa Ákos

I think Elmo and Georgie would look quite fetching in this ensamble. What do you think?