April KAL features Jared Flood! Rules are simple. Post a pic of any project started and finished in April using one of Jared Flood’s patterns. The RNG will be used to award prizes for completed projects, each project is an entry. I received an amazing package today from Leslie (LavenderPixie) for my Terra Shawl entry!!!!! (Gosh! It was mailed out on May 18 and I only got it today - June 14)
- KnitPicks Chroma Worsted - *Lollipop* colorway (looks like a rainbow!!!) - Chibi darning needle set that I wanted sooooooo much! - Tin full of lavender flowers that smell great! - L'Occitane lavender sachet that smells great too! - a candy that unfortunately didn't make it..... :-)
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where—” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. “As long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation. “Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
YARN: Cascade 220 (received from jbarlow - Color Swap 9) - Dark plum (8885) NEEDLES: US 7 / 4.5mm US 1.5 / 2.5mm (ribbing)
(Peta Maga modeling)
Started: April 11, 2011
Finished: April 14, 2011
Cast on 120 sts with US 1.5/3mm circular needle.
2x2 ribbing for 9 rnds.
Changed to US 7/4.5mm circular needles.
BOBBLE: K4fb, turn, P4, turn, K2, K2tog, pass those two stitches one by one over the K2tog.
ADDING LENGTH: If you want a longer hat repeat rnds 15 - 25 - 35. (I did that but then decided to rip off and just followed the pattern.) - make rnd 15, repeat rnd 15 and change marker placement as instructed. - make rnd 25, repeat rnd 25 and change marker placement as instructed. - make rnd 35, repeat rnd 35 and change marker placement as instructed.
This is a great sewing origami!!! I can see many uses for it: ornament, pincushion, cushion, ornament, "pendurico", etc.
You can customize the size you want by enlarging/reducing the template.
Free pattern: The pattern was originally published in a Japanese book (don't know which) but I found it HERE (Japanese Folded Owl).
TUTORIAL - How To Make:
1.Enlarge or shrink the template according to the size you want the owl. (Template A is the body of the owl and Template B is the belly.)
(click on the picture to enlarge)
2.Cut out pattern using 2 different fabrics.
3.Lay Template B (belly) over Template A (body), right sides facing each other, and sew the side of the smaller piece.
4.Fold the big triangle, pin and sew the other side of the small triangle all the way up to the top of Template A (big triangle).
5.Turn the owl inside out.
6. Put a pin at the top of the belly - just above the small triangle. Then stuff it well. The more you stuff the cuter the owl will come out! NOTE: Stuffing should not fill the area delimited by the pin – that is the owl’s beak and will be folded over the belly.
7.Make a seam at the bottom of what now looks like a "cone"! Tack with big stitches the bottom of the body and stuff some more.
8. Pull thread to close the owl. Tie firmly in a knot.
9.Remove pin and fold the top triangle. Sew the tip of the beak to the owl’s belly.
10.Sew the eyes - you can use buttons, felt circles, beads, safety eyes, etc. (You can also add a beak made of a triangle of yellow or orange felt or embroider a beak.)