Horatio and Oren by Barbara Gregory
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Horatio and Oren

Knitting
August 2012
Light Fingering ?
child and adult
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child sizes: 5.5 (6)” / 14 (15) cm circumference
adult sizes: 7.5 (8)” / 19 (20.5) cm circumference

Both horned owl and snowy owl can be made for kids or adults. The child’s mittens are worked in fingering weight yarn and the adult sizes in are worked in dk weight yarn with an extended chart for extra length.

All are fully charted for right and left hand.

Finished measurements:
Child’s sizes:
Hand circumference: 5 ½ (6)” / 14 (15) cm
Hand length: 4 ¼ (5)” / 11 (12.5) cm
Total length: 6 ¼ (7)” / 16 (18) cm
Horned Owl shown in size 6” / 15 cm
Intended to fit child aged 2–4 years
(4–6 years).

Woman’s sizes:
Hand circumference: 7 ½ (8)½” / 19 (20.5) cm
Hand length: 7 (7 ½)” / 18 (19) cm
Total length: 9 ½ (10)” / 24 (25.5) cm
Snowy Owl shown in size 7 ½” / 19 cm

Yarn:
Child’s sizes:
Valley Yarns Huntington (218 yd / 199 m
per 1 ¾ oz / 50 g skein; 75% Fine Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon):
For Horned Owls
1 skein in #28 Arctic (Background Color)
1 skein in #B118 Chocolate (Owl Color)
For Snowy Owls (not shown)
1 skein in #30 Deep Pine or #31 Dark Olive (Background Color)
1 skein in #10 Natural (Owl Color)

Woman’s sizes:
Valley Yarns Northfield (124 yd / 113 m per 1 ¾ oz / 50 g ball; 70% Merino, 20% Baby Alpaca, 10% Silk):
For Snowy Owls
1 ball in #11 Balsam (Background Color)
1 ball in #01 Natural (Owl Color)
For Horned Owls (not shown)
1 ball in Stone Blue or Tranquil Blue (Background Color)
1 ball in Charcoal or #04 Cocoa (Owl Color)

Needles:
For child’s size 5 ½” / 14 cm:
Sizes 0 US / 2 mm and 1 US / 2.25 mm double-pointed needles

For child’s size 6” / 15 cm:
Sizes 1 US / 2.25 mm and 2 US / 2.75 mm double-pointed needles

For woman’s size 7 ½” / 19 cm:
Sizes 2 ½ US / 3 mm and 3 US / 3.25 mm double-pointed needles

For woman’s size 8” / 20.5 cm:
Sizes 2 ½ US / 3 mm and 4 US / 3.5 mm double-pointed needles

Gauge:
Child’s sizes:
36 sts and 41 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch over chart using size 1 US / 2.25 mm needles
32 sts and 35 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch over chart using size 2 US / 2.75 mm

Woman’s sizes:
26 sts and 29 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch over chart using size 3 US / 3.25 mm needles
24 sts and 27 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch over chart using size 4 US / 3.5 mm needles