Saturday, November 22, 2014

More Knit Owls on a String

I knit a few of these owls on a string last year. They are fast to knit and cute and you can use up odds and ends of yarn, so it's a great project. The pattern is free on Craftsy and Ravelry and called Owl Puffs. Stringing them is my idea. The first owls I knit last year, I had my hubby drill holes into branches so that they looked like they were sitting on a branch and I glued fake leaves on the branches. These owls that I just finished making are a gift for a friend of my daughter and I wanted something quick to make, so I didn't add the branches and I only knit 3 owls.
I used some wool felt for the eyes and beak. The pattern calls for using those plastic doll eyes. I also added 5 small jingle bells to the bottom of the owls.
Even though I used the same weigh yarn and the same size knitting needles to make these owls, this one came out a bit smaller than the other 2. I don't mind that as it gives each owl a different look.


There is a long bead on top and bottom of the middle owl to separate them. I wrapped a metal washer in some ladder yarn  (also called railroad track) and also wrapped that yarn around the hanging string.

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9 comments:

  1. How cute are they?? I love that they all look a little bit different. She'll love them!

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  2. What a great idea to string the owls together, Daryl. I'm sure they'll be very well received.

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  3. I love this pattern, they are adorable strung however lately I've been putting them in really small baskets so they look like they're in a nest.
    great job and I like the jingle at the end.

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  4. Adorable! I love owls. They will look beautiful on a wall.

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  5. Well how cute are those owls??!!! You always make the cutest things Daryl!!!

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  6. Beautiful! I like that you've made the eyes with felt. It keeps them soft all over. Stringing them is a good idea too as it makes a beautiful children room decoration. I've downloaded the pattern and I'm wondering... how long did it take you to make one? (I'm wondering if I have time to make a few before Christmas...)

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  7. Hi Daryl, the owls are totally adorable. You are so very talented in all the projects that you create. We love the way they all hang together so nicely, like a little family.
    Warm wishes, from Marina and Daryl

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  8. I love owls. These are adorable.

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