A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 312,944
Currently Running With Scissors:
596 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: because I love owls. (now with pattern!)  (Read 7128 times)
Tags for this thread: pattern  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 282
Joined: 25-Jun-2006

let's have a knit party!

View Profile WWW
« 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.


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.

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
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)


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.


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.


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.


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

« 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:)
Offline Offline

Posts: 98
Joined: 27-Aug-2006

n00b knitter. ^_^

View Profile
« 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*

More out of place than anything you know.
Like an opera at a disco.
When all you wanted was a rock show (tonight).
dimestore diamond -shines just like the real thing
Offline Offline

Posts: 356
Joined: 15-Mar-2004

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2006 10:06:23 PM »

absolutely adorable -would love a pattern

tattooed book fiend
Offline Offline

Posts: 105
Joined: 29-Jan-2006

View Profile WWW
« 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

Wish on everything.
Pray that she remains proud and strange and so hopelessly hopeful.
-The Weakerthans

knitting =  http://dirtyjeansknits.blogspot.com/
etsy = http://blueruin.etsy.com/
« 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...

« 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!
Offline Offline

Posts: 67
Joined: 08-Nov-2006

volo col pensiero..

View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2006 03:23:57 AM »

WOW I love Edmund!! and I love J.Austen's books too!
Offline Offline

Posts: 47
Joined: 18-Jun-2006

Get your anemone on!

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2006 03:27:47 AM »

/bump for greater pattern-justice

Offline Offline

Posts: 1106
Joined: 19-Feb-2005

Amorphous Big Red Monster

View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2006 05:54:57 AM »

That is basically fabulous. Great job.

My Wists:  http://www.wists.com/goldfishgirl

I'm always up for Personal Swaps! I can knit and sew. What can you do? Let's trade!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Create a Simple Chignon
Best Of Hair Products For Curly Hair and Post Swimming
3 Easy Summer Hair Style Trends
Beach Waves in a Bottle! Texturizing Sprays For Every Hair Type
How To Get The Jessica Alba Inspired Braid Bun
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Cube Advent Calendar
Thankful for Family
Meatless Monday: Guava Pecan Pie

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.