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« on: December 27, 2006 08:48:04 PM »

Meet Edmund.

He is a very cheery sort of owl.

He is named after Edmund Bertram, from Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. It is my favorite book ever, I think. I'll type up the pattern, which is ridiculously simple, if anyone should wish it.

Thanks for looking.

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EDIT! Here's the pattern. Sorry if it's fussy, I'm quite new to writing my own.

Edmund the Owl

Edmund’s body is worked in the round on double-pointed needles, His eyes, wings, ears, and beak are made separately and stitched on later.

Materials
120 yards of worsted weight yarn, brown in color, (I just used some scrap yarn, lion wool possibly)
size 8 double-pointed needles
size 8 straight needles
fiberfill
tapestry needle
sewing needle
stitch marker
felt (cream colored and black colored)
Thread (cream colored and black colored)
Small amount of contrasting color (for scarf, optional)

Body

Using double-pointed needles, CO 6 sts. Place marker and join into the round.
Increase each stitch of first round (12 sts)
Knit 1 round.
Repeat first 2 rounds (24 sts)
(Knit 1, Increase 1) around (36 sts)
Knit 1 round.
Repeat previous 2 rows (54 sts)

Knit until piece measures 6 ½ inches long. (You can make him shorter or taller as you wish)
Now would be a good time to firmly stuff the bottom of Edmund with fiberfill. Take your time and make sure Edmund is stuffed to perfection. He should be a vertical oval shape. Stuff to the top, near your knitting needles. Remember you can add more fiberfill to stuff the top as you knit it.

K1, k2tog (Knit I, knit two together) around (36 sts)
Knit one round
Repeat previous 2 rounds (24 sts, stuff the top as you need it)
K2tog (knit 2 together) around (12 sts)
Knit one round.
Repeat previous 2 rounds (6 sts)

Cut 5 inches of yarn from the end. Using the tapestry needle, thread it through the remaining 6 stitches, pull tight, and knot.

Wings (make 2)

Using straight needles, cast on 6 sts.
Work 10 rows in stockinette stitch.
Row 11 – K2tog, knit until 2 remain, K2tog (4 sts)
Row 12-14 – Purl 1 row, Knit 1 row, Purl 1 row.
Row 15 – K2tog across row (2 sts)
Cut yarn, thread through last two stitches, pull tight and knot.

Ears (make 2)

Using straight needles, CO 4.
Purl 1 row
K2tog, knit rest of row (3 sts)
Purl 1 row
K2tog, knit last stitch.
Cut yarn, thread through last two stitches, pull tight and knot.

Beak

Using straight needles, CO 2 stitches.
Increase stitches across row (4 sts)
Purl 1 row
K1, K2tog, K1 (takes up entire row – 3 stitches.
Purl row.
Cut yarn, thread through last three stitches, pull tight and knot.

Scarf

To make the scarf I think I cast on about 60 stitches and knit 2 rows before binding off. To make a neater-looking scarf, cast on 4 or 5 stitches, and knit until desired length. It’s up to you, make him your own.

Eyes

Cut out two larger cream colored ovals from the felt, and two small black circles, in proportion to the picture; http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v620/OddPiccoloGirl/edmund3.jpg
Sew the eyes, ears, beak, and wings in place.

Enjoy. Smiley

« Last Edit: December 28, 2006 05:38:21 PM by marshmellow » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Martyx9
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006 09:10:30 PM »

eeee! that is adorable! is it crochet? I hope so.. cause i don't know how to knit for crap! but i could learn! pattern please! AAAH i love owls so much! my entire apartament is owl theemed:)
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006 09:30:18 PM »

The most gorgeous owl I have ever seen in my life.
*wants to huggle Edmund*
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2006 10:06:23 PM »

absolutely adorable -would love a pattern
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006 11:27:32 PM »

i second the request for a pattern, I've got an owl lover in the family Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006 12:55:10 AM »

He's so adorable! And I love his little scarf. I see owls in my future...
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006 02:46:20 AM »

Edmund is a total babe!

I too love owls, and collect them. Smiley I'm in awe of how well he is made, you did such a great job with him. Beautiful work!
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2006 03:23:57 AM »

WOW I love Edmund!! and I love J.Austen's books too!
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2006 03:27:47 AM »

/bump for greater pattern-justice

*tu-weet-tu-woo*
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2006 05:54:57 AM »

That is basically fabulous. Great job.
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2006 04:32:32 PM »

eep!  too cute!
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2006 04:40:59 PM »

Thanks everyone.  Smiley I'm working on the pattern and it will hopefully be up by tonight.
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2006 06:32:50 PM »

Thank you so much for the pattern - can't wait to do one too! 
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2006 06:51:59 PM »

He is so adorable!  I will definitely be making this little guy, probably several.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2006 07:06:09 PM »

when the picture loaded i made a giggly "how adorable" noise. thats how cute that owl is.
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2006 07:10:49 PM »

 Shocked whoo whoo
too cute
thank you for the pattern
my brain is too tired to modify other patterns
though it is possible
beautiful
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2006 11:27:10 PM »

awesome! i just found out this christmas that my future(?) step-sister LOVES owls. I'll have to keep this in mind. Maybe a post-holiday gift is in order for both future(?) step-sisters lol
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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2006 02:56:28 PM »

I LOVE owls. I LOVE Jane Austen. I love love love this owl named after a Jane Austen character. It's so sweet!
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2006 04:39:46 PM »

He is just too adorable.  I'm an owl collector too.  Thanks for sharing this pattern.
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2006 05:13:33 PM »

wow that is lovely... I was wondering what to knit next so thanks. Now alls I have to do is dig out some brown yarn!
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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2007 08:56:51 AM »

Man oh man, too cute!  And I love the name.  Coincidentally, I'm reading through Mansfield Park for the first time.  Love his name Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2007 09:31:26 PM »

hey marshmellow- I made an owl from your pattern! Her name is Henrietta and she is a snow owl. She is my favorite toy I have ever made. thanks for the pattern! You're a doll.

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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2007 09:46:50 PM »

he looks so cuddly! it's fantastic, but the scarf just makes it even better.
great job!!
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2007 12:32:04 PM »

Aww! Peachcake! Henrietta is adorable, and I am flattered.
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2007 12:33:52 PM »

I also like your knit robot (that I think is from the new Crafter magazine?) and your collection of tasteful books.
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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2007 07:05:02 AM »

Smiley this is so cute & thanks for the tutorial!!! My brother's fiance likes owls & any kind of plushie so I think I might try to make this. I love that you've named him edmond. before i read your whole posting, i thought of edmond from mansfield park Smiley love him!!!!!
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Omg He is soo cute
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