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 thrilled me with joy and excitment because the pattern was very realistic and I 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!!
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
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:
Lizzie pigeon (left) and his lookalike knitted pigeon (right).
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!