This is my 1st attempt at posting my own design. Wish I knew how to text wrap here. It's inspired by Teresa Cole on www.Ravelry.com and her blog at http://comfortwool.blogspot.com/. She designed the Owlie Sleep Sack (as shown on the left in the 3rd pic) and the Owlie Hat (just above the Sleep Sack). I had yarn left over, so I made a smaller hat using 1 less 'owl repeat'. Hope that makes sense. The 4th item is the Owl Mini Washcloth on Ravelry, also inspired by Teresa Cole http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-owl-washcloth but designed by Jodi Baldwin.Well, I had more yarn left over, so what's a yarnie to do but knit more, right? I started out making what I thought was going to be a full sized washcloth but if you're making a set you need a bib, right? Well, here it is.
Yarn-I Love This Cotton Banana is what I used.
Needles- US7 straight and dpns for the I-cord, also a cable needle.
Button- I used a 1 1/2".
Abbreviations-I used only standard abbreviations that can be seen on http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary .
Seed stitch for 11 rows. There is a 10 St Seed Stitch border on each side throughout, simply use the previous row as your guide, so you can concentrate on the owl in the middle.
Row 12- Seed St border, K16, Seed St border.
Row 13- Seed St border, P16, Seed St border.
Row 14- Repeat Row 12.
Row 15- Repeat Row 13.
Row 16- Repeat Row 12.
Row 17- Repeat Row 13. Now the Owlie begins.
Row 1- Seed St border, K1, P3, C4B, C4F, P3, K1, Seed St border. (Owlie’s feet) ;)
Row 2- Seed St border, P1, K3, P8, K3, P1, Seed St border.
Row 3- Seed St border, K1, P3, K8, P3, K1, Seed St border.
Row 4- Repeat Row 2. (Row 21)
Row 5- Repeat Row 3. (Row 22)
Row 6- Repeat Row 2. (Row 23)
Row 7- Repeat Row 3. (Row 24)
Row 8- Repeat Row 2. (Row 25)
Row 9- Repeat Row 3. (Row 26)
Row 10- Seed St border, K1, P3, C4B, C4F, P3, K1, Seed St border. (Owlie’s cheeks)
Row 11- Repeat Row 2. (Row 28)
Row 12- Repeat Row 3. (Row 29)
Row 13- Repeat Row 2. (Row 30)
Row 14- Repeat Row 3. (Row 31)
Row 15- Seed St border, K1, P3, C4B, C4F, P3, K1, Seed St border. (Owlie’s ‘ears) Ends on RS
Row 33- Repeat Row 12.
Row 34- Repeat Row 13.
Row 35- Repeat Row 12.
Row 36- Repeat Row 13.
Row 37- Seed Stitch for 11 rows. (Starts on WS.)
Row 49- BO 26, leaving 10 sts, continue in pattern to end of row. Now the neck starts.
Right Side Neck
Rows 50-55- Work in Seed St pattern, ending on RS.
Row 56- K2tog, continue in pattern to last 2 sts, P2tog, (8sts)
Row 57- Repeat Row 56 (6sts). Move sts to dpns.
Join. Make i-cord 5-6” long. PM at beginning of the row and continue to SM with each row if you need to in order not to twist i-cord.
Left Side Neck
Row 1- kfb 1st st, then begin Seed St across, pfb last stitch. (8sts)
Row 2- Repeat Row 1. (10sts)
Row 3-8- Seed Stitch across.
Right Side of Buttonhole (Buttonhole is vertical on work)
Row 9 (Right)-Seed Stitch for 5sts. You can either keep the Left Side stitches on the needle and just not work them or move them over to a stitch holder.
Row 10-13 (Right)-Repeat Row 9. This will have you ‘ending’ in the middle of the work. (5sts)
Left Side of Buttonhole
Row 9 Left- Using yarn end from the other end of your skein (the outside end), Seed Stitch 5sts. You can either keep the Right Side of Buttonhole stitches on the needle or move them to a stitch holder.
Row 10-12 Left- Seed Stitch across 5 sts. You will have ‘ended’ in the middle of the buttonhole again. Cut yarn from outside end of skein, leaving a tail to work in.
Row 13- Continue Seed stitch across from Right Side of buttonhole to Left Side, thus joining the two sides and ending the buttonhole. (10 sts)
Row 14-18- Seed Stitch across.
BO and weave in ends.
Attach Button. I used 1 ½ “ button.
Lastly, if you find any errata or have Qs, feel free to contact me.