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August 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
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Little Owls, 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.

Garter (knit) Stitch
Knitting in the round on double pointed needles
Short Row Shaping (fully explained in the pattern)

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
Colored felt for eyes
Tapestry needle
Handful of stuffing
Thread/Embroidery floss to sew on eyes

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