Giles the Owl by Lisa Hannan Fox

Giles the Owl

Knitting
July 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
345 - 370 yards (315 - 338 m)
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Who doesn’t love a big, squishy owl? Who? Who? Giles the Owl was named by my husband after I made the owl for his birthday. Giles doesn’t mind being quite round. He just loves to cuddle! Giles makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves cuddly animals -- kids and adults alike!

The finished size is approximately 11.5 inches (29.2 cm) in height and 9 inches (22.9 cm) in width. The eyes are 22 mm safety eyes. Note that you can use a separate color for the background of the eyes if the belly color you choose does not work well for eyes.

Materials

  • Size 6 US (4.0 mm) needles (24 inch / 61 cm circular or double pointed).
  • Approximately 290-310 yards (265-283 m) worsted weight yarn in main body color (green shown).
  • Approximately 45-50 yards (41-46 m) worsted weight yarn in contrast body color (cream shown).
  • Less than 5 yards (4.5 m) worsted weight yarn in eye color (brown shown).
  • Less than 5 yards (4.5 m) worsted weight yarn in beak color (orange shown).
  • Black 22 mm safety eyes (2).
  • Stuffing.
  • 6 stitch markers (one in a distinct color to represent the beginning of the round).
  • 1 stitch holder.
  • Needle to sew pieces together and weave in ends.

Note: The smaller owl in the photos is the Owl Puffs pattern by Jenna Krupar.