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Free Knitting Pattern: Snow Owl

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: L20060
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 7 in. (18 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Put both your knitting and crocheting skills to work with this adorable owl. The body is knit with two colors, and the eyes are crocheted. The soft felt beak make this toy child-safe.
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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-501: Wool-Ease Yarn: White Frost
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Color (B)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-152: Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey
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Color (C)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-099: Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Loden
Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi
Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-501 Wool-Ease Yarn: White Frost
   ball
$ 3.98  
Note: (A)
•  620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey
   ball
$ 3.98  
Note: (B)
•  620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman
   ball
$ 3.98  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  for eyes
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Small amount of black yarn
Fiberfill stuffing
Small piece of orange felt
Sewing needle and orange thread

OPTIONAL MATERIALS
Small amounts of felt in black and cream for eyes
 

Snow Owl

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

24 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

1. Owl is worked in one piece, then stuffed and seamed.
2. Eyes are crocheted separately, then sewed on. If you prefer, cut circles from felt for eyes.

OWL
First Side

With knitting needles and A, cast on 32 sts.
Rows 1-30: Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS). At the end of Row 30, change to B.
Rows 31-39: With B, continue in St st as established.

Shape Head
Row 40 (Decrease Row):
K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 30 sts at the end of this row.
Row 41: Purl.
Rows 42-47: Rep Rows 40 and 41 three times - 24 sts when all decreases have been completed.

Shape Ears
Row 48:
K1, M1, k6, ssk, k6, k2tog, k to last st, M1, k1 - 24 sts.
Row 49: Purl.

Divide for Ears
Row 50:
K1, M1, k15, slip these 17 sts to a st holder for right ear and top of head; k7, M1, k1 - 9 sts rem for left ear.

Left Ear
Rows 51-53:
Working on 9 sts of left ear only, work in St st as established.
Row 54: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 7 sts.
Row 55: Purl.
Rows 56 and 57: Rep Rows 54 and 55 - 5 sts at the end of Row 57.

Begin Second Side
Rows 58 and 59:
Work in St st as established.
Row 60: K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 7 sts.
Row 61: Purl.
Rows 62 and 63: Rep Rows 60 and 61 - 9 sts at the end of Row 63.
Row 64: Knit.
Row 65: Purl, sl these 9 sts to a st holder for left ear.

Right Ear
Sl sts for right ear and top of head from holder back to needle, ready to work a WS row. With B, p8 sts from holder and sl back onto holder for top of head; p9 for right ear.
Working on 9 sts for right ear only, rep Rows 52-65 of left ear. Do not sl sts to holder.

Join First and Second Sides
Row 66:
K1, ssk, k6; k 8 sts from holder for top of head; working across sts from holder for left ear, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 24 sts.
Row 67: Purl.
Row 68: K1, ssk, k5, M1, k8, M1, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 24 sts.
Row 69: Purl.
Row 70: K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 26 sts.
Rows 71-76: Rep Rows 69 and 70 three more times - 32 sts at the end of Row 76.
Rows 77-84: Continue in St st as established. Change to A at the end of Row 84.
Rows 85-114: With A, work in St st as established.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Outer Eye (make 2)

With crochet hook and C, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc - 12 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 24 sc.
Fasten off.
Inner Eye (make 2)
With crochet hook and black yarn, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Sew Inner Eye to Outer Eye.
Fold Owl in half and sew side and ear seams.
Stuff lightly through opening at bottom. Shape stuffing with your hands to create the Owl shape, then sew bottom closed.
Sew eyes to Owl.
Cut a triangle from orange felt for beak. With sewing needle and thread, sew beak between eyes.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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Snow Owl Reviewed by Kim on 2013-06-05 *****
Pattern was easy to read. A little tricky on some spots, but other than that, I was able to finish one.


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