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A Brood Of Chicklets

With the final one of the brood of Chicklets completed, there are now a full dozen of these beauties. And honestly, I never got tired of making this lovely design.

Behold A Brood Of Chicklets

For those of you just tuning in, The Knitting Tree LA has a wonderful kit for making an Emotional Support Chicken. As designed, the chicken is made using worsted weight yarns. I made a few of them as Christmas gifts for my grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

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I also realized that just by switching to fingering weight yarns and a US 2 (2.75 mm) needle, I could make these little beauties in a “chicklet” form. So I completed 12 of them over the course of the last few weeks. I just finished the 12th one of them.

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While I’m finished with knitting chickens for a while, I really enjoyed making them. It also used up some of my sock/fingering weight yarn stash, so I’m grateful.

Here are some photos of the full brood.

Just taking the photos for today’s blog entry made me quite happy. If you decide you’d like to make any of these, I highly recommend using Urth’s Uneek Fingering yarns along with a high-contrast color yarn for the stripes. Their yarns are largely why my chicklets have such beautiful coloring. And 100 grams of Uneek Fingering can make at least three of the chicklets in multiple interesting colorways.

Current Projects

In addition to the chicklets, I have also been working on sewing tote bags. I had a bit of a sewing disaster, so I’ll post about that on Friday.

7 comments on “A Brood Of Chicklets

  1. Only readers “of a certain age” will remember “Pick-a-little, Talk-a little” from The Music Man but I’ll be hearing it all day after enjoying your brood!

    “Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little
    Cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more”

    1. Younger theatre enthusiasts may know that Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster starred in a successful revivial of The Music Man that opened on Broadway exactly two years ago. Though I’m also of that “certain age,” it’s good to know some things get passed down. Don’t the gals in the lower right of the five photos look like they may have been choreographed by Busby Berkeley?

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