L'Owell
© Cecily Glowik

Supplies
2 hanks Classic Elite Aspen in 1578 Elk (MC)
1 hank Classic Elite Aspen in 1516 Snow (CC)
US 13 (9.00 mm) needles
US 13 (9.00 mm) DPNs
Stitch marker
2 One inch (2.54 cm) buttons
Tapestry needle
Polyfill

Gauge
9 sts and 13 rows = 4" (10.16 cm)

Instructions
Author's note: The body begins at the top of the head and works down to the feet; a base is worked, then the other side is worked from the base to the top of the head. The wings are worked in pieces from the bottom up; the face is worked in the round, beginning at the beak.

Special Terms
m1: (make 1) Insert LH needle under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, from the front to the back, knit through the back loop (1 st increased).

ssk: (slip, slip, knit) Slip 2 sts, 1 at a time, knitwise to the RH needle; return sts to LH needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops (1 st decreased).

k2tog: Knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased).

k1-f/b: Knit into the front loop, then the back loop of next st (1 st increased).

p2tog: Purl 2 sts together (1 st decreased).

K3tog: Knit 3 sts together (2 sts decreased).

Body
With MC CO 5 sts.

*Row 1 & all odd numbered rows (WS): Purl.

Row 2 & all even numbered rows (RS): K1, m1, work to last st, m1, k1.**

Repeat from * to ** 5 times. (15 sts)

Rows 12 - 18: Work in stockinette stitch, ending with a wrong side row.

*Row 19 & all odd numbered rows (WS): Purl.

Row 20 & all even numbered rows (RS): K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.**

Repeat from * to ** 3 times. (7 sts)

Base
Row 21: Knit.

Rows 22-24: Work in stockinette stitch.

Row 25: Knit.

*Row 26 & all even numbered rows (RS): K1, m1, work to last st, m1, k1.

Row 27 & all odd numbered rows (WS): Purl. **

Repeat from * to ** 3 times. (15 sts)

Rows 28 - 35: Work 7 in stockinette stitch, ending with a WS row.

*Row 36 & all even numbered rows (RS): K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 37 & all odd numbered rows (WS): Purl.**

Repeat from * to ** 4 times. (5 sts)

BO all sts knit-wise.

Wing 1
Make one in MC, which will be the left outer wing.

Make one in CC, which will be the right inner wing.

CO 1 st.

Row 1 & all odd numbered rows: (WS) Purl.

Row 2: (RS) K1-f/b. (2 sts)

Row 4 & all even numbered rows: Knit to last st, then k1-f/b.

Repeat rows 1 & 4 five times. (8 sts)

Rows 15-17: Work in stockinette stitch, ending with a WS row.

Row 18: (RS) K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 19: (WS) Purl.

Row 20: Repeat row 18 (4 sts)

Row 21: (WS) P1, p2tog, P1. (3 sts)

Row 22: (RS) K3tog. (1 st)

Fasten off.

Wing 2
Make one in MC, which will be the right outer wing.

Make one in CC, which will be the left inner wing.

CO 1 st.

Row 1 & all odd numbered rows: (WS) Purl.

Row 2: (RS) K1-f/b. (2 sts)

Row 4: (RS) K1-f/b, work to end.

Repeat rows 1 & 4 five times. (8 sts)

Rows 15-17: Work in stockinette stitch, ending with a WS row.

Row 18: (RS) K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 19: (WS) Purl.

Row 20: Repeat row 18 (4 sts)

Row 21: (WS) P1, p2tog, P1. (3 sts)

Row 22: (RS) K3tog. (1 st)

Fasten off.

Feet
With MC, CO 5 sts.

Row 1-3: Work in stockinette stitch, ending on a WS row.

Row 4: (RS) K1, m1, work to last st, m1, k1.

Repeat rows 1-4 one time. (9 sts)

Row 9 & 10: Work in stockinette stitch, ending with a RS row.

Row 11: Knit.

Rows 12-13: Work in stockinette stitch, ending with a WS row.

Row 14: (RS) K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Repeat rows 11-14 one time. (5 sts)

Rows 15-17: Work in stockinette stitch.

BO all sts knit-wise.

Face
CO 1 st with CC, leaving a 5" (12.70 cm) tail.

Row 1: (WS) Purl.

Row 2: (RS) [P1, k1, p1] in same st. (3 sts)

Switch to circular stockinette st (i.e., knit every round), 2 DPNs, and 3 sts on needle.

Rows 3-5: Without turning the work, slide the sts to right hand end of needle, pull yarn tightly from the end of the row behind the sts, knit around.

Divide sts onto 3 dpns, place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round, and work
in the round.

*Row 6: (RS) [M1, k1] around.

Row 7: Knit.**

Repeat from * to ** 2 times. (24 sts)

Row 12: Knot.

BO all sts loosely.

Fold the I-cord down and use the tail from the CO edge to sew it in place for the beak.

Piece Measurements

Finishing
Center the face 1" (2.54 cm) below CO edge with the beak pointing down and it sew to the body. Line up the buttons as eyes and sew them to the face with CC.

Fold the body in half at the base with WS's facing each other; with MC, sew around the body leaving 2" (5.08 cm) open to stuff.

Stuff the body firmly and sew up opening.

Fold the feet in half at the purl ridge with WSs facing each other. With MC, sew around the edges leaving an opening to stuff. Stuff and sew up the opening.

With MC, sew the feet to the base of the body with the purl ridge acting as the "toes".

With WS's facing each other and using MC, sew the MC left wing to CC left wing; sew all around the edges but do not stuff. Repeat with the right wing pieces.

Center the BO edges of the wings at the sides of the body 2½" (6.35 cm) down from the top of the head. With MC to the front and CC to the back, sew the top 2½" (6.35 cm) of the wings to the body.

Cut 5 strands of each color, each piece 6" (15.24 cm) long. Thread the 5 strands of CC evenly in a line through the back of the body, 2" (5.08 cm) up from the feet. Pull each strand through so that each end is equal in length and tie a knot. Repeat with the 5 strands of MC, placing them just above the strands of CC.

Weave in all ends.

Final Product

L'Owell - front

L'Owell - back

Credit
Cecily Glowik's tutorial was taken with permission from classiceliteyarns.com.





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