The poll has closed and "Tweets" won with 17 votes. Monty (the dead parrot) finished with 11 votes and Fly Boys with 6. I've emailed copies of the finished two-page pattern to the winner and the 2 runners up. Enjoy!
These toys are a fast knit and should take less than 30 minutes to make. The little birds are about 3.5" high. I've included 3 different beak/bills (curved, long, short) and how to make it with or without wings. It only takes a few yards of worsted weight scrap yarn to make a Tweet.
The body is knit flat in garter stitch. The beak and wings are knit in as you go. The legs are added at the end. You fold the bird body along the front edge and seam down the back of the head, tail and bottom. Since it's worked in garter stitch, seaming is easy. Just weave the yarn back and forth pulling the purl bumps on each side together.
The two-page pattern costs only $2.00. All money from pattern sales will be donated to Pet Refuge.
Pattern prices subject to change without notice. Check my Ravelry Store for current pattern prices.