This past Saturday, I returned home from vacation in South Carolina. Once everything was put away, my circular needles were steadily clicking away at new projects.
The first item I casted on were these owl appliques. The lilac owl, was the first one I made. I decided to make this knitted cable owl, as an applique before adding it to a larger project. The green owl I made slightly different. I wanted its ears to mimic the Long-eared owls I’ve seen in some of my books.
Owl cable knit applique
My nine-year old daughter loved it, and sewed on two buttons, and used a bead for its nose.
Owl cable knit beanie hat
Since I was pleased with the knitted cable owl, I knitted a hat for her. Can you see the owls?
Although it’s a finished object I’ll be either embroidering or adding beaded eyes to her hat. Who knows, I might do a combination of both? No pattern was used for the hat, just your basic knitted rib stitch, followed by the owl cable rows, and I finished it of with stockinette stitch. The yarn used is a washable wool/polyester blend. I can knit with animal fibers but can’t wear most of them since they’ll give me a rash, and make me itch.
Owl cable knit cowl
She loved the hat so much that I made a cowl. With the cowl I used a different cable stitch to make the knitted owl cables, I wasn’t as pleased with this cable results, but my daughter loves her cowl. I added a lacy design to the bottom of this cowl, tossed the hat and cowl into the washer/dryer, and now they’ve been folded away until I add the eyes, then they’ll be tucked away once more until the weather gets cold.
My daughter told me she now wants cold weather, since it’ll give her the perfect excuse to wear her newest knitted items. I must say; I don’t mind making items for my nine-year old daughter. She appreciates hand crafted items, so she’s definitely crochet/knit worthy.
Ribbed knit beanie hat
The above knitted beanie hat was completed before we went on vacation, and originally it had a crochet trim at the bottom of that hat, but since I wasn’t feeling that trim, I removed it, kept on knitting in simple stockinette stitch, transferred my circulars for double pointed knitting needles, finished the decrease rows, and marked this off as a finished object.
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