The Byrd's Nest

862 Sales


The Byrd's Nest

862 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

ericalcide on Dec 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this pattern and have already made 2 cats from leftover sock yarn

Jill Harrop Garnett

Jill Harrop Garnett on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

perfect pattern !!! easy to follow and makes amazing lizards! thanks !

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Knitting Toys

Julie taught herself how to knit, once she picked up the basics there was no turned back! Being a kid at heart, she started knitting toys. Children especially loved the toys she knit and soon she had orders to fill for the neighborhood kids. Her first order was for a butterfly, for a little girl across the street. She often knit toys from the children’s drawings and let them have full control of the colors that were used. Her first pattern written for sale, was based on a drawing by her daughter who was about 6 at the time. Julie strives to design toys with a whimsical feel that children will love. She likes to incorporate different textures into her designs as well as fun colors.

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  • Julie L. Anderson

    Owner, Designer

    Julie is a designer of knit toys, and a knitting instructor. Julie is a self taught knitter, who jumped right into making her own creations. Julie strives to design toys with a whimsical feel that children will love.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 22, 2012
Welcome to The Byrd's Nest!
I design easy to follow knitting patterns, specializing in toys. I strive to design toys with a whimsical feel that children will love. I also like to incorporate different textures and fun colors into my designs.

All Byrd's Nest patterns include detailed written instructions. Any special technique is fully explained. I also have some tutorials at my website: I'm also available by email, should you have any questions.

* Your patterns will be emailed to you as a PDF file within 24 hours. Be sure to check in your spam folder if you have not received it.

I no longer accept orders for finished toys. I no longer have time.

Julie L. Anderson

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
All sales on knitting patterns are final.
Payments by PayPal or money order.
In the case of PDF items, your PDF will be shipped within 24 hours of payment.
I can not refund any money for PDF files.
All patterns will be shipped by email due to the PDF format. They will be shipped within 24 hours. Please check your spam folder.
Additional policies and FAQs
Copyright terms:

1. The pattern cannot be shared and may only be used by the purchaser.

2. You may sell items made from my pattern, provided:

- The items must be 100% handmade by the purchaser (no production-line allowed)

- Any items for sale must state in the item description that they are based on my pattern (by 'The Byrd's Nest' or 'Julie L. Anderson) and preferably with a link to my website (
- Any items you sell based on my patterns must feature only your own photograph of the item you have made to sell. You do not have permission to use my photographs to list your items.

Additional help:

1. Email me

2. Check out my tutorials: