I changed the owl up a bit from my original. The original owl I threw together as I stitched but the look is still the same I think. :)
You will need three colors of yarn, either the same weight the garment was knit in, or one weight smaller.
One for the body of the owl, one for the eyes, one for the beak and feet. I am boring and have done two brown/white/orange owls so far.
A few tips:
- I outline most of my double stitched designs with a chain stitch embroidery to clean up the look of them.
- The point on the beak is achieved with chain stitch embroidery.
- I just straight stitched on the feet and did not duplicate stitch them...so they were more "feet" like.
- Don't know how to duplicate stitch?? It's easy! Here's a tutorial: CLICK HERE
- Don't know how to do a chain stitch outline?? It's also easy! Here's a tutorial for that: CLICK HERE
I'm in the process of adding an owl to a customer's longies and will update this post with a picture of it as soon as I get the beak and feet on her.
Here's the original free handed owl that I put on Declan's "Barn Owl" Longies.
My original project on Ravelry can be found here: