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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


Yesterday morning there was a flurry of snow outside, which in my eyes means that winter is officially upon us. I have been trying to ignore the other signs that have been thrust upon us (drop in temperature, shorter days, etc.), however, yesterday the white landscape was a visual signal that it is now time to snuggle down.

So snuggle down I did. With my pigeons, of course. There’s nothing better than wrapping up and warming yourself with a toasty pigeon on your lap. Georgie is particularly good at it – in fact, she insists on being the first to warm me when I return home from work. If my hands are cold I simply place them under Georgie for a quick warming. :D

And once I’m all wrapped up and toasty there’s nothing else to do except knit something. Often Georgie will try to take the needles from me – sometimes she succeeds and shakes it about. Like so:

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Georgie on my lap

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Georgie girl

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Relaxed Elmo

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Elmo in his nest


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). :)


I seemed to have stumbled across a wonderful pigeon subculture of sorts (I use the word ‘stumble’ way too often). During my daily “foraging” on the world wide web – searching for tidbits and scraps of pigeon information that sustain me – I found a lovely pigeon named Mr. Pigeon (I mentioned him in my post, Woolly pigeons). I find him very adorable and have placed my name on the waiting list in the hopes I will soon have one of my own. :)

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Little did I know that there are actually dozens of other knitted pigeons out there – all being lovingly made by a different kind of pigeon lover: the pigeon knitters! If you cannot care for a real life pigeon, then have a knitted one instead! Guaranteed less mess, low cost and poop free… we hope! :)

Here are a selection of some beautiful, cute and simply wonderful knitted pigeons (simply click on the photos to go to the websites):

Tiny Perching Pigeons by Anna Hrachovec / Mochimochi Land

Percy pigeon by Alan Dart

Someone has knitted a Percy pigeon to keep her balcony baby pigeons company (the pattern can be found at Make your own Percy). Very sweet:

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Pigeon by Various Projects

Pippi the Pigeon by FastCatUK on Etsy

Pancho the 'Scented' Pigeon by FastCatUK on Etsy

Pigeon by Katie Park

And now for other types of pigeons:

"Pigeon #1" by Erin McCord

Toy pigeon

Pigeon by Mo Willems

Fat Pigeon by Jen (Zooguu)


I stumbled upon the following blog while searching for pigeon lofts and aviaries on the net: The Pigeon Loft

I would love to have a little woolly pigeon – especially to have with me when I cannot take our little feathered pigeons (e.g. to work, on holiday, etc.). Not sure how Elmo and Georgie will take to the knitted intruder. Elmo might fall in love with it though!! That would be a great sight to see indeed.

Mr. Pigeon from The Pigeon Loft blog