The "owl" is one of the most popular and beautiful birds in the world. Ollie is a handsome fella, full of fun & happiness. He stands just about 10.5 to 11 inches tall, the perfect size for hugging. Ollie would make a perfect gift for any occasion. Ollie is knit in the round, so the only sewing will be his eyes, beak, and on his feet. All of my patterns are for knitting with dp needles and knitting in the round. No more wasted time trying to sew all those little pieces together. Knitting in the round is really quite easy and much faster than flat knitting. My patterns are written so that they are easy to follow, and include photos and instructions to help you. If you haven't tried making a toy yet, give it a try, your in for a very pleasant surprise! GAUGE Gauge: is not crucial, but the knitted fabric needs to be firm.