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Seamus the Owl Knitting Pattern and Tutorial

I am writing today from an incredibly icy Johannesburg. Our temperatures have plummeted below 0 C and it’s been freezing cold here over the last few days. I must tell you, I cannot wait for Spring! Today I was inspired to knit up a little owl pattern, I have been thinking of him ever since I made Beans the Cat so here he is…

I would like you to meet Seamus the Owl. He is quite similar to Beans the Cat, but I have changed the body by making him a little larger and adding a sweet little moss stitch to the front of his body to try and give him a slightly speckled / feathered chest.

Materials:

4mm circular needles

I used hand spun for Seamus but DK wool would be perfect

Sewing up needle

Black fleece and a felting needle to needle felt his eyes and beak

Fleece for stuffing

Abbreviations:
kfb: knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase
dpns: double pointed needles
knit 2 tog: knit 2 stitches together

You can knit this pattern with the magic loop or just use dpns for knitting him in the round.

Pattern:

Cast on 12 stitches and join for knitting in the round with the magic loop or on dpns
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: kfb into each stitch (24 stitches)
Round 3: kfb into each stitch (48 stitches)

Round 4: Knit

Round 5: Knit 12, (purl 1, knit 1) for 24 stitches, then knit to the end.

Round 6: Knit 12, (knit 1, purl 1) for 24 stitches, knit to the end.

Continue alternating rounds 5 and 6 of the moss stitch, finishing on round 18.
Round 19: (Knit 1, knit 2 tog) across the round (32 stitches)
Rounds 20-31: Knit
Cast off

Finishing Off:
Hold both edges together flat at the cast off edge and sew in and out, closing the top of your owl’s head.

 

Stuff Seamus, make sure the stuffing is nice and firm. Sew the opening closed at the base of his body.

Take a needle and wool, sew into the base of Seamus, secure the wool and push the needle up through his body and pull it out the top of his head, sew back down again and pull. This is going to make a nice big concave depression that will form his two ears.

Once you have sewn back down, pull the needle and wool out the base of the body, pull tight and sew the wool securely onto the knitting, ensuring the depression remains at the top of the head so that two ears appear on each side.

Wing Pattern: Knit 2

With 4mm needles knit your wings in garter stitch:

Cast on 5 stitches.

Knit first and second row.

Row 3: Cast on 2 stitches at the beginning of the row and 1 stitch at the end of the row.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning and knit 2 together at the end of the row.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: Cast on 2 stitches at the beginning of the row, knit to the end of the row.

Row 8: Knit.

Cast off.

Sew the wings onto the sides of the body.

Sew a few strands of wool onto the points of the ears and then rub them with your fingers and pull apart the fibres to create the tufts on the owl’s pointed ears.

Eyes and Beak:

Needle felt on the eyes and beak with black fleece and a felting needle, two large circles for the eyes and a triangle for the ears.

Happy knitting.

Please do share you projects on Ravelry if you are a member, I have loved seeing all the different Beans the Cat projects there! I have a little Ravelry group called Mamma4earth where you can share your knitted treasures.

PS If you haven’t entered my giveaway you can enter here.

Have a lovely day,

Linda

Joining in with Ginny today for the Yarn Along.

Seamus Owl Pattern Copyright Linda Dawkins, Mamma4earth

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Bumble Bee Knitting Pattern

I had noticed that the Wisteria creeper was full of buds before we left for our holiday, it’s amazing how a garden can change in just four days! We have returned to the most amazing display of mauve colour imaginable. When we were outside this morning feeding the chickens, Erin called me to come and have a look at the beautiful Wisteria flowers. When I went to her, she told me to listen… wow! There were hundreds of bumble bees flitting from one flower to the next. There were plenty of regular bees there too.
Well, as you can imagine, I was inspired to knit a little bee! So off I went and found some black and yellow mohair scraps, it needed to be mohair because little bees are so fuzzy and well full of pollen, so mohair was perfect.
I knitted him in the round on my circular needles but DPNs would work just as well too and after a few minutes, there he was, a little bee:)

Materials:
4mm / US 6 circular needles or DPNs
DK Kid Mohair yarn scraps
Merino fleece for stuffing
Wool needle for sewing up
Black and white fleece for the eyes
Felting needle

Pattern:

Cast on 6 stitches in black yarn and join for knitting  in the round.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Knit into the front and back of all the stitches across the round. (12 stitches)
Round 3: Join the yellow yarn, and knit the round.
Round 4: Knit into the front and back of all the stitches across the round. (24 stitches)
Round 5: Pick up the black strand and leave the yellow strand and knit the round.
Round 6: Knit
Round 7: Pick up the yellow strand and leave the black strand and knit round.
Round 8: Knit
Round 9: Pick up the black strand and leave the yellow strand and knit round.
Round 10: Knit
Round 11: Pick up the yellow strand and leave the black strand and knit 2 stitches together all across the round. (12 stitches)
Round 12: Knit
Round 13: Pick up the black strand and leave the yellow strand and knit 2 stitches together across the round. (6 stitches)
Round 14: Knit
Round 15: Knit

Stuff the little bee before you finish off, then break the yarn, thread the yarn through a wool needle and thread the needle through the remaining stitches. Finish off. This will be the stinger of the bee.

Wings:
With a wool needle, sew two black loops over each other for each wing.

Eyes:
Needle felt the eyes, first with white fleece and then a little black circle of fleece in the centre of the eye.

You are finished:)

Can you see this little bumble bee in the photo above?

Thank you so much for your thoughts for Kye today, he went into hospital early this morning, everything went smoothly and he is recovering at home, he is back to his normal self already:)

Happy knitting and have a lovely week:)
xo
Linda

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600th Blog Post Giveaway

I have reached the 600th post mark on my blog and I felt I would celebrate by having a giveaway! I will be giving away this very vibrant and colourful aran weight yarn and a pattern to one reader. I have so enjoyed the years blogging since I started in 2008 and have connected with wonderful friends all across the globe. You have all taught me so much and I am filled with gratitued :)

If you would like to enter my giveaway, just leave a comment and I will choose a winner on Tuesday evening, I will post the winner’s name here in this blog post. Please make sure I have a way to reach you if you win.

Winner:
Cybele said…
Congrats on 600th posts! I have only started blogging so hitting the 600th mark seems unfathomable to me right now. Great read and some awesome patterns to boot!

Congratulations!! Please could you send me your postal details:)

May 29, 2011 8:48 PM
Happy Sunday
xo
Linda

Rainbow Aran Merino Hand Painted Yarn 3.5 ounces / 100 grams

Rainbow Aran Merino Hand Painted Yarn 3.5 ounces / 100 grams

Rainbow the Pegasus Unicorn with Wings Pattern, PDF

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Easter Rabbit Egg Cozy Knitting Pattern Tutorial

Easter will soon be here, I still have so many treasures to make for my little ones, I thought I would share this Easter rabbit egg cozy knitting pattern with you. He knits up so quickly:) I have knitted this one in a bamboo yarn, so soft, but any leftover yarn will be perfect for this small project. You could even add a little nose and eyes with fleece and a felting needle, I just decided to leave this one plain:) He took about half an hour to make this morning while I was busy preparing lunch. When I had a moment, I would quickly pick up my knitting and add a few more rows. I have been looking for an easy crochet pattern for slippers, if anyone knows of one, won’t you please point me in that direction, thank you so much.
What Easter projects are you busy with at the moment?
Enjoy!
Knitted Easter Rabbit Egg Cozy Pattern / Tutorial:

Materials:
DK or any left over yarn
4mm circular needles
Wool needle for sewing up

Cast on 9 stitches on circular needles. I have used the Magic Loop Method of knitting.
Knit 1 round
Knit into the front and back of each stitch in next round increasing your stitches to 18.
Knit 1 round
Knit into front and back of each stitch in next round increasing your stitches to 36.
Knit garter stitch for 12 rounds.
Knit 4 rounds of purl stitch and then cast off :)

Sew in all ends. Sew around the opening where you began knitting, just thread through the stitches and pull tight.

Ears:
Cast om 5 stitches.
Knit 8 rows in garter stitch.
Knit the first 2 stitches together on each row until there is 1 stitch left.
Cast off.
Attach to the top of the cozy.

Happy day to you:)
xo
Linda

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