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Baby owl cowl

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Baby owl cowl
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do stranded knitting with at most two colors in one round

Pattern Description:

Cute little baby owls in neon colors are on this simple rectangular cowl.
It has a two color ribbing and two little extra border patterns: moon and stars.
The owls differ slightly, one(tm)s ears are pricked the others not.
You can also use other neon colors (like bright orange or pink for the owls).
For shorter versions either leave out one of the owls or one of the border patterns.
There are also notes included how to adjust the cowl in width.
It is completely knitted in 4-ply sock yarn.
But you can also use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight or thicker.
Even in bulky yarn (which is at the moment available in neon colors) the owls will look cute. Gauge is not that important for this project (you may have to shorten the cowl, however). But make sure that the cowl goes over your head :)

There are at most two colors in one round so it is easier to knit than you may think!

Please note: for owl lovers there is also a owl beanie available with a different owl pattern on it.

Enjoy and happy baby owl knitting!


not that important, but mine was 7 stitches and 8 rows = 1 x 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sock yarn (smallest version) Length: 2 x 28 cm (54 cm) (28 cm front and 28 cm back) Height: 20 cm
  • There are notes included to adjust the cowl in height and in lenght


  • 20 g of blue 4-ply sock yarn, 25 g in off-white, 20 g in black, 15 g in yellow, 20 g in neon or grass green, 20 g in neon blue or bright blue (alternatively you can also use a neon orange or a bright pink) Circular needle 40 cm 3.00 mm, for the cast on and the ribbing better use needle size 2.75 mm otherwise the ribbing might curl a little.
  • Alternatively you can use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight
  • As gauge is not that important you could also knit it in the new bulky neon yarns (but a shorter version)

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle to weave in the ends
  • An extra portion of fun!!

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight


neon colors, black, yellow, offwhite

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