Tawny Owl

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Tawny Owl Pattern


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Knitting: Tawny Owl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting skills including cables and knitting in the round.
  • For two-tone owl you will be using instarsia

Pattern Description:

This adorable owl cable looks great in the colour Oak or well, any colour really! These would make perfect gifts (if you can bear to part with them!) Choose from either a solid colour owl knit in the round or for the more adventurous knitter a two-tone owl mitten knit flat using intarsia. You can easily knock out a pair in an evening, making them wonderful for the busy Christmas knitter.

Glove comes in 2 sizes (6"-7" and 7"-8" hand circumference), adjustments for other sizes are also given in pattern. Use DK weight yarn and smaller needles for child sized gloves.

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18st and 25 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch
using largest needle size.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit small (6"-7") and regular (7"-8") hand circumference.


  • 100g Aran weight yarn (Pictured is Artesano Alpaca Aran (50% Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Highland Wool, 132m/100g))
  • For 2 tone owl: 10g Aran weight yarn in contrasting colour.
  • Short length of Aran weight yarn for owl eyes.
  • 5mm and 5.5mm (US#8 and 9) dpns or circular needle (or size required to achieve gauge).

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle (optional)
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Waste yarn or stitch holder
  • Darning needle

Suggested yarn:

100 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Artesano Alpaca Aran



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