I know I promised this last week… Here it is…the owl pattern! I decided to call him Pigwidgeon (like Ron’s owl, of course).

Pigwidgeon the Owl
Yarn: Wool Ease (or worsted of your choice) and a small amount of yellow (I used a sock yarn)
Needles: size 3

Abbreviations:
Kfb: Knit front and back loop
sts: Stitches
K2tog: Knit two together

Body
CO 6 sts. Join being careful not to twist.
rd 1: Kfb each stitch (12 sts)
rd 2: repeat round 1 (24 sts)
rd 3: *K1, Kfb* around (36 sts)
rd4: repeat rd 3 (54)
rd 5: K
rd 6: *K2, Kfb* around (72 sts)
rd 7-20: K
rd 21: *K2, K2tog* around (54)
rd 22: K
rd 23: *K1, K2tog* around (36 sts)
rd 24: repeat rd 23 (24 sts)
rd 25: K2tog around (12 sts)
rd 26: repeat rd 25 (6 sts)
Break yarn leaving a very long tail. Using your tapestry needle run thread through each stitch. Pull to close. Weave in ends.

Wings (make 2)
CO 10 sts
rows 1-4: K
row 5: K2tog, K to last two stitches, K2tog
row 6: K
repeat rows 5 and 6 until 1 st remains. Bind off.
Sew to body using mattress stitch.

Beak
CO 8
row 1-2: K
row 3: K2 tog, K to last two stitches, K2tog
row 4: K
repeat rows 3 and 4 until 1 stitch remains. Bind off.
I sewed only the top and the point of the beak on. I left the sides unattached (it allows it to stick out and look a little more three dimensional that way).

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