How to Knit a Yarns of Hope Nest

Instructions for knitting a Wildlife Rescue Nest for Wildlife Rehabilitators. Typically used for birds or small mammals, and easy to knit to any size needed. Follow the steps in the instructions provided to participate!

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How to Knit a Yarns of Hope Nest
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Collect supplies from the "Yarns of Hope" bin on the art cart

Collect supplies from the "Yarns of Hope" bin on the art cart

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Divide skein of yarn into 2 balls. You will knit double stranded, with two strands of yarn.

Divide skein of yarn into 2 balls. You will knit double stranded, with two strands of yarn.

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Make a SLIP KNOT and CAST ON 40 stitches using the simple long-tail cast on method holding our yarn double.

Make a SLIP KNOT and CAST ON 40 stitches using the simple long-tail cast on method holding our yarn double.

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Place a marker and make certain not to twist our stitches. Now begin knitting in the round!

Place a marker and make certain not to twist our stitches. Now begin knitting in the round!

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Once you have knitted in the round for about 20 rows or until your nest reaches at least 4 inches in height, it is already time to begin your decreases.

Once you have knitted in the round for about 20 rows or until your nest reaches at least 4 inches in height, it is already time to begin your decreases.

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Switch to our double pointed needles for your decreases. Follow the instructions for the next 7 rows to make your decreases.

Switch to our double pointed needles for your decreases. Follow the instructions for the next 7 rows to make your decreases.

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DECREASE PATTERN Row 1: Knit 6 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (35 stitches remain)

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Row 2: Knit 5 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (30 stitches remain) Row 3: Knit 4 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (25 stitches remain)

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Row 4: Knit 3 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (20 stitches remain) Row 5: Knit 2 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (15 stitches remain)

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Row 6: Knit 1 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (10 stitches remain) Row 7: Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (5 stitches remain)

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Break the yarn with about 3 inches of yarn remaining. With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn through your remaining stitches.  Weave the yarn through and break it off.

Break the yarn with about 3 inches of yarn remaining. With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn through your remaining stitches.  Weave the yarn through and break it off.

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Eh voilà! You have knitted a cozy nest for a critter in need! Thank you!

Eh voilà! You have knitted a cozy nest for a critter in need! Thank you!

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