I’m making a knitted flamingo to say Happy 5th birthday to my niece poppy who is completely ‘flingo’ aka (flamingo) mad. I’ve done a bit of flamingo research, in the form of a trip to a Bird Sanctuary (for rescue and re-breeding) and managed to get some nice pictures to work from and come up with a quick knitted flamingo in time for her party.
Birds of a feather…
Flamingos are popular with every little girl I know at the moment, and so with a knitted flamingo to accompany the knitted unicorn and knitted rainbow, I think any little girls bedroom collection will now be complete. (At least until the next trend!)
Floppy Floppy Flamingos
Although so elegant and beautiful in real life, but they do also look a little bit funny. My knitted flamingo, I agree, does look a little bit out of proportion but I have actually tried to keep it as close to the real thing as possible. They are truly unique creatures, with those curvy necks and skinny, dingly dangly legs (or one leg!) However, these long legs and bendy neck may not be quite so sturdy to stand your knitted flamingo, but it would be great for hanging over the edge of a desk or being flung around by a toddler.
Pretty in Pink
To a toddler or small child a flamingo is a flamingo and a generic pink would I’m sure just go down well. However, if you fancy being a little more specific, there are actually six different types of flamingo. You could go for the smaller and detailed Chilean flamingo which has grey legs with pink knees and feet, or go for a greater flamingo is paler pink with brighter all-pink legs. Children may also just love a super-bright pink yarn for a Caribbean flamingo!
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Made from one knitted body and neck piece, one head and beak piece, two knitted leg pieces, and four small knitted pieces to make up the two feet. All pieces are sewn together and stuffed, with added stitching for the eye features.
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