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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2016 10:11am (Jan 5th 2016) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'm creating this page as I'm getting lots of requests for this info, and some are signing up to the forum to access the page (which you don't actually need to do - it's all freely available).

    Please note hencam cannot accept them, our chickens are fully feathered thank you! :)

    Here's where you can send them - it may be worth checking to make sure the hen rescue you are sending to are still accepting them or if there is anyone else who is looking for them:


    Little Hen Rescue
    The Stables
    Greenways
    Norwich
    NR15 1QL

    Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
    The Broyle
    Ringmer
    East Sussex
    BN8 5AJ

    The original thread is here:

    http://www.hencam.co.uk/hencam_forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=414&page=1

    The info and patterns you need are below:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2016 10:11am (Jan 5th 2016) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Little Hen Version

    Materials
    Double knitting yarn (100g makes approximately 3 jumpers)
    2 buttons or 10cm Velcro
    1 pair of number 8 (4mm) knitting needles
    4mm crochet hook

    Knitted in stocking stitch with garter stitch borders

    Cast on 41 sts,

    Work 4 rows K

    Increase for tabs;

    Cast on 10 sts at beginning of next row, k14, p to last 4 sts, k4.
    Cast on 10 sts at beginning of next row, k14, p to last 14sts, k14.

    Work buttonholes; (work these 2 rows straight if using Velcro).

    (K2, yf k2tog) 3 times, work to end keeping edges in garter St.

    Repeat this row for buttonholes on the other tab.

    Cast off 10 sts at beginning of next row.

    Next row – cast off 10 sts, k4, p2 tog, p to last 6 sts, p2tog, k4.

    Dec 1 St at each end on every fol 6th row until 25 sts remain.

    Divide for neck;

    Work 11 sts, cast off 3, work to end – complete this half first.

    1) k4, p to end
    2) cast off 2, k to end
    3) k4, p to end
    4) k2tog, k to end
    5) k4, p2tog, p to end

    Work 4 rows straight

    10) K to last 5 sts, Inc in next St, k4.
    11) K4, p to last St, Inc in next St.
    12) Cast on 2 sts, k to end, (11sts)
    13) K4, p to end
    14) K

    Break yarn and rejoin to the other side of neck.

    Work to match, reversing shaping's and ending at wing-hole edge.

    Next row – k, cast on 3, k across sts from other side of neck.

    Next row , k4 Inc in next St, p to last 5 sts, Inc in next St, k4.

    Inc 1 St at each end of every fol 6th row until there are 41 sts on the needle.

    Work 6 rows straight.

    Change to gst and knit 4 rows.

    Cast off.

    Sew on buttons or Velcro as desired.

    Work double crochet around neck.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2016 10:13am (Jan 5th 2016) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Nanny Norths Version

    Materials
    Double knitting yarn (100g makes approximately 3 jumpers). 2 buttons each jumper
    1 pair No 8 (4mm) knitting needles 4mm crochet hook
    Jumper knitted in stocking stitch with garter stitch borders.

    Cast on 41 sts.
    Knit 4 rows straight.

    Tabs and button holes.

    1) cast on 10sts @ beginning of row. K14. P to last 4 sts. K4.
    2) cast on 10sts @ beginning of row. K to end
    3) (K2. yf. K2tog) 3 times. K2. P33. K14.
    4) (K2, yf. K2tog) 3 times. K to end.
    5) Cast off 10sts. K3. P33. K14.
    6) Cast off 10sts.K3. K2tog. K to last 6 sts K2tog. K4.

    Dec. I st at each end on every following 6th row until 25 sts remain, keeping edges in garter stitch.

    Divide for neck.

    Work 11 sts. cast off 3 sts work to end and complete this half first.

    1) K to end
    2) P1. P2tog twice P2. K4.
    3) K to end
    4) P1. P2tog. P2. K4.
    5) K4. K2tog. K2.

    Work next 4 rows straight.

    10) P2. Inc in next st. K4.
    11) K6. Inc in next st. K1.
    12) P1. Inc in next 2sts P2. K4.
    13) K to end.
    14) p7. K4.

    Put these 11 sts onto holding pin.

    Break yarn and rejoin to other side of neck.

    Work to match, reversing shapings and ending at wing hole edge. Thats row 13.

    Next row K4. P7. Cast on 3sts then from the sts on holding pin P7.K4.

    Now K4. Inc into next st. K to last 5sts. Inc in next st. K4

    Inc I st at each end of following 6th row until there are 41sts on needle.

    Work 6 rows keeping to pattern

    Knit 4 rows.

    Cast off.

    Sew on buttons. Work I row double crochet round neck edge if desired.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2016 10:16am (Jan 5th 2016) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Here's where you can send them - it may be worth checking to make sure the hen rescue you are sending to are still accepting them or if there is anyone else who is looking for them:

    Please note hencam cannot accept them, our chickens are fully feathered thank you! :)

    Little Hen Rescue
    The Stables
    Greenways
    Norwich
    NR15 1QL

    Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
    The Broyle
    Ringmer
    East Sussex
    BN8 5AJ
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2016 10:18am (Jan 5th 2016)
     

    Keeper of the hens











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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJan 5th, 2016 10:19am (Jan 5th 2016)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Nanny North also posted an alternative using fleece:

    This is the design made from fleece, with adjustable Velcro straps.. They are 4 inches across the middle with a hole for their heads to come through. The holes itself is 2 inches across. The large ends are 7 inches... The length from one end to the other is 17 inches long. These do not have to be perfect, the girls really don't mind as long as they are warm for their first few weeks out of the farm...