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Owl Pattern


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Knitting: Owl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter (knit) Stitch
  • Knitting in the round on double pointed needles
  • K2tog

Pattern Description:

These little owls are only 3" tall, but full of character.

This is a quick and easy project and an addictive knit. It's fun to knit more than one! Luckily these odd birds make great party favors or stocking stuffers. A friend of mine knitted seven of these owls and turned them into a nursery mobile.

For an ADVENTUROUS BEGINNER knitter because the construction uses short row shaping (explained in the pattern) and a little bit of knitting in the round on dpns. Parts of the owl are knitted separately and then sewn on.

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.


5 stitches and 10 rows in garter stitch = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3" tall


  • Worsted weight yarn: approx 30 yds main color and 4 yds yellow
  • US size 4 (3.5 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfill

You Will Also Need:

  • Colored felt for the eyes
  • Embroidery floss to sew on eyes

Suggested yarn:

35 yards of Worsted weight

About Designer

About Designer

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by Natty-Knits
San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US
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I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

My Mum taught me to knit when I was 7 years old, I thought I'd forgotten it but when I came back to knitting 7 years ago I discovered that it was all still there.

I love to knit in 3D and around ...

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