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Big Snowy Owl

Big Snowy Owl
There’s something about owls. Is it their baby-wide eyes? Their mysterious nighttime habits? Or their totemic gumdrop shape? I’m not sure, but owls somehow manage to be simultaneously enigmatic and totally lovable. This one is heavy on the lovable! Making the Big Snowy Owl was probably the most fun knitting I’ve done all year. Materials For the Main Yarn: 4 skeins of Blue Sky’s Bulky, 50% Alpaca and 50% Wool. Gauge 2 1/2 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette Size From Ground to Top of Ear: 17 inchesCircumference: 38 inches Pattern The Bottom With the Main Yarn and the double pointed needles, cast on 8 stitches. Place a stitch marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist your stitches. Round 1: Knit into the front and back (kfb) 8 times. (16 stitches) Round 2: Purl. Round 3: *P1, kfb, repeat from * to end of round. (24 stitches) Round 4: Purl. Round 5: *P2, kfb, repeat from * to end of round. (32 stitches) Round 6: Purl. Round 8: Purl. Round 10: Purl. Round 12: Purl. Purl 6 rounds.

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