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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.


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

Edmund the Owl

Edmunds 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 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. Its up to you, make him your own.


Cut out two larger cream colored ovals from the felt, and two small black circles.
Sew the eyes, ears, beak, and wings in place.

Enjoy. Smiley

« Last Edit: December 21, 2018 01:02:45 PM by kittykill » 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:)
« 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*

Looking for poly-clay earrings: one bacon, one fried egg. Also, a mishmash of red/orange/gold bracelets--beaded, braided, bangles, whatever! If you have the supplies, let's talk! (Please?) I'll swap all kinds of things in return!

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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...

« 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

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

That is basically fabulous. Great job.

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I'm always up for Personal Swaps! I can knit and sew. What can you do? Let's trade!
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