Owl and Cowl


A few weeks ago, I sketchily created some children's learning-to-knit-classes on the fly for where I work.  So this past week, I knit up two of the samples.  The first project is a garter stitch cowl that will introduce casting on and off, miles of the lovely knit stitch and some fun eyelets for buttons.

The second project was going to be a "stuffy", this class would introduce the purl stitch and continue reinforcing the miles of knitting plain fabric.  I sewed the seams with the mattress stitch but I think a whipped stitch would look just as lovely maybe with a contrasting thread? The possibilities are endless.

Here's the interesting part.  My sister thought I should do an owl.  I said "no" I wanted monsters or something free form without parameters.  We had an awesome weekend with lots of sister time and she left early Sunday morning and I focused on my faceless stuffy.  As I rummaged through my button collection, ideas of owl faces called to me.  I found the red buttons, I found the white buttons and before I knew it, the owl was a reality.  I had so much fun creating this little guy, I hope the kids will love making him too!

My sister will claim it was her idea that I make an owl.  All I know is that the jaunty flirty scarf he is wearing is MY idea ;)

Ravelry notes here and here-I hope to write up both patterns soon!


Comments

  1. The owl is so cute..the buttons really make the project. Great beginner knit for kids.Having sisters for the weekend is always fun.

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  2. Karen, it's adorable, whether it's your idea or you sister's, it's great. I would love to see the pattern, I think Emerson would have a great time knitting it.

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  3. *Love*--the owl and the cowl are both so cute (and pleasingly poetic : )

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  4. hee hee, do I sense a little sibling rivalry there?
    love the owl, regardless of who came up with the idea!
    XP

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  5. very very cute!!!! both great beginning projects---for kids of all ages!

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  6. i love the owl and his jaunty scarf!

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  7. Ha, that's sisters for you, always wanting to take the credit! lol (I'm having coffee with my two sisters Saturday and can't wait!) Love these 'first knit projects' ~ wonderful! So neat to have a finished piece to show for their hard work, don't you think?!

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  8. LOL! Love the fun you and your sister enjoy! That owl is just too cute. It is wonderful that you will have a children's class! They will love it and the cowl! blessings ~ tanna

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  9. Love the owl! I hope you get around to writing out the pattern. Also, love the button cowl. Adorable.

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  10. Oh my gosh, I love them both, but that owl is just divine! I love the colors you chose and the buttons too. What a great idea for kids, and for gifts for kids. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This is sooo sweet and cute! Might have to make one for Bea :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. I love that owl. It's so cute! The eyes and stitch really make it stand out.

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  13. How cute. I think it's great not too just knit a square when learning to knit but actually have an end project to work too. What a great idea...I see a book in your future.
    deb

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