Free Tweed Owl Knitting Pattern

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The Tweed Owl


Abbreviations:

CO - Cast On                                               
K - Knit
P - Purl
KFB - Increase by knitting into the front and back of the stitch
K2TOG - Knit two stitches together to decrease
P2TOG - Purl two stitches together to decrease
SS - Stockinette Stitch (K one row, P one row)
TURN - Turn Piece
BO - Bind Off



Materials

4mm Knitting Needles
50g Ball of Tweed DK (A)
Caramel DK (B) 
White DK (C)
Orange DK (D)
Plastic Eyes x 2
Toy Stuffing
(Just a rough guide to the wool colours, feel free to mix it up!)


Finished Owl Approximately 8in Tall 


Wings 
(Make Two in the Tweed Wool (A) 
C03
1. K3
2. P
3. KFB, K1, KFB (5 Stitches)
4. P
5. KFB, K3, KFB (7 Stitches)
6. P
7. KFB, K5, KFB (9 Stitches)
8. P
9. KFB, K7, KFB (11 Stitches)
10. P
11. KFB (twice), K7, KFB (twice), (15 Stitches)
12. P
13. KFB (twice), K13, KFB(twice), (19 Stitches)
14. P
15. K
16. P
17. KFB (twice), K13, KFB (twice), (23 Stitches)
18. P
19. K
20. P
21. K1, K2TOG, K17, K2TOG, K1 (21 Stitches)
22. P
23. K1, K2TOG, K15, K2TOG, K1 (19 Stitches)
24. P
25. K1, K2TOG, K13, K2TOG, K1 (17 Stitches)
26. P
27. K1, K2TOG, K11, K2TOG, K1 (15 Stitches)
28. P
29. K1, K2TOG, K9, K2TOG, K1 (13 Stitches)
30. P
31. K1, K2TOG, K7, K2TOG, K1 (11 Stitches)
32. P
33. K1, K2TOG, K5, K2TOG, K1 (9 Stitches)
34. P
BO

BACK 
(Make One)
CO 15
1. K
2. P
3. KFB (twice), K11, KFB (twice) (19 Stitches) 
4. P
5. KFB (twice), K15, KFB (twice) (23 Stitches)
6. P
7. KFB (twice, K19, KFB (twice) (27 Stitches)
8. P
9 - 33 Knit SS for these rows
34 K1, K2tog, K21, K2TOG, K1 (25 sts)
33. K1, K2TOG, K21, K2TOG, K1 (25 Stitches)
34. P
35. K1, K2TOG (twice), K15, K2TOG (twice), K1 (21 Stitches)
36. P
37. K1, K2TOG (three times), K7, K2TOG (three times), K1 (15 Stitches)
38. P
39. K1, K2TOG (three times), K1, K2TOG (three times), K1 (9 Stitches)
40. P
41. K1, K2TOG all remaining stitches
BO Pwise. 

FRONT
(make one)
Colour A: CO 15
1. K
2. P
3. KFB (twice), K11, KFB (twice) (19 Stitches) 
4. P
5. KFB (twice), K15, KFB (twice) (23 Stitches)
6. P
7. KFB (twice) K1 in A, K17 in B, K1 in A, KFB (twice) (27 Stitches) 
8. P4 in A, K19 in B, P4 in A
9. K3 in A, K21 in B, K3 in A
10. P3 in A, P21 in B, P3 in A
11 - 18. Rep Rows 9 and 10 
19. K4 in A, K19 in B, K4 in A
20. P4 in A, P19 in B, P4 in A
21. K5 in A, K17 in B, K5 in A
22. P5 in A, K17 in B, P5 in A
23. K7 in A, K13 in B, K7 in A
24. P9 in A, P9 in B, P9 in A
25. K6 in A, K3 in C, K2 in A, K5 in B, K2 in A, K3 in C, K6 in A
26. P4 in A, P7 in C, P5 in A, P7 in C, P4 in A
27. K3 in A, K10 in C, K1 in A, K10 in C, K3 in A
28. P3 in A, P10 in C, P1 in A, P10 in C, K3 in A
29. K2 in A, K11 in C, K1 in A, K11 in C, K2 in A 
30. P2 in A, P11 in C, P1 in A, P11 in C, P2 in A
31. K3 in A, K10 in C, K1 in A, K10 in C, K3 in A
32. P3 in A, P9 in C, P3 in A, P9 in C, P3 in A
33. K2TOG, K2 in A, K8 in C, K3 in A, K8 in C, K2, K2TOG,in A
34. P5 in A, P4 in C, P7 in in A, P4 in C, P5 in A
35. K1, K2TOG (twice), K15, K2TOG (twice), K1 (21 Stitches)
36. P
37. K1, K2TOG (three times), K7, K2TOG (three times), K1 (15 Stitches)
38. P
39. K1, K2TOG (three times), K1, K2TOG (three times), K1 (9 Stitches)
40. P
41. K1, K2TOG all remaining stitches
BO Pwise. 

Beak
(make one in Orange DK (D)
CO 6
1. K6
2. P6.
3. K2TOG, K2, K2TOG (4 Stitches) 
4. P
5. K2TOG (twice) (2 Stitches)
6. P
BO

Feet
(make two in Orange KD (D)
CO 6
1. K
2. P
3. K2, Turn, P2, Turn, K2, Turn, P2, BO
4. CO on to the remaining stitches and repeat 3 for the next two stitches, then repeat with final two stitches. 
You will then need to sew in the loose threads and then secure each section together to make the feet neater! 


Sewing Up

Take the back and the front piece and place them together on the wrong sides, then sew together all the sides, except the bottom. Turn the piece so it is right side facing. Then take the eyes and place them on to the white circles on the front, secure them. 

Sew the wings on to both sides of the owl on the back piece (they should line up with where the caramel wool is decreasing on the front), you will notice they are too long for the body, but by tucking them into the inside of the owl they will curve round hugging his body. Sew and secure them into the position you are most happy with! 

Sew the beak on to the front, between the white and the caramel wools. Then stuff the owl with the stuffing to however fat you would like him to be! Sew the bottom up and then sew the feet on to the bottom seam! 

And congratulations you've made your very own tweed owl! Please let me know if there is any thing a miss with the pattern and I will be updating the sewing up section soon with diagrams and more photos of my finished owl! 


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