Jun 7, 2015

Pattern | Whimsy Owl Family

If you’re among those who asked and waited patiently for the Whimsy Owl Family, thank you for your forbearance. The pattern has been released, so your wait is over!

The Owl Family works up fast and the pattern features:
  • Three sizes (SML)
  • Directions for solid and striped versions
  • Tips and tricks
  • Easy modifications
  • A handy Quick Reference guide to help you use yarn from stash
Individually or as a collection, the Owls function as cloths, coasters, hotpads or pure decoration for special occasions or everyday use. Simple, sweet and just a little silly, they never fail to make me smile.

In any combination, Papa, Mama and baby owl are:
  • Fun and decorative
  • Easy to customize
  • Perfect for partial skeins and scraps

Opt for matching pieces or mix things up with a variety of sizes, colors and combinations.
It's easy because:
  • The design uses increases rather than decreases to create a reverse mitered garter square. This approach allows you to control size and make changes as you work.
  • The pieces remain compact and portable for quick knitting on the go.
  • The bias technique is easy to master and equally easy to memorize.
  • The color work is a snap: Only one color is worked on a row, there’s no stranding involved.
  • The yarns shown are worsted weight cotton-wool blends, but the design adapts to different yarn weights and fiber types.
  • The pattern is simple enough for beginners, and a handy Quick Reference guide helps you rapidly adjust size, yardage, etc.

Pattern | Whimsy Owl Family (Papa, Mama & Baby)
Yarn: Worsted Weight
Shown: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep), Four Seasons (Classic Elite)
Needles: US 8 (5 mm)
Sizes: SML (6 ins to 9 ins)
Yardage: 46 to 77 yards each (approx.)

Because they work up so quickly, Whimsy Owls make fast, fun gifts and decorations for baby showers, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and family occasions.

Click here to purchase the Whimsy Owl Family pattern and view the Ravelry description. (Remember, you don't have to be a Ravelry member to buy patterns.) 


Own an LYS? All patterns are activated for in-store sales.

To read about the Owl projects, check out Whoooo is Watching and Owl in the Family.
If you're considering a multi-strand strategy, see this basic conversion chart.


  1. Congratulations on publishing, they are gorgeous.

  2. I see a flock of owls in my future ; )

  3. What a fun project! I think my kids would love to have something like this to play with :-)

  4. Adorable! There's something whimsical about owls!


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