Top Owl Blanket/Throw - 2 sizes

Owls are tops – a line of them, one on top of the other, sits along the length of this cosy blanket. Suitable for a throw for the end of the bed or for your sitting room, or a beautiful baby blanket. Add embroidered eyes, or buttons for eyes, or leave plain. (Buttons are not recommended for baby blankets.)

The pattern is easy/intermediate, as you will need to know how to cast/bind on and off, knit, purl, and simple cabling. (Even if it’s your first time cabling, you will be able to, it’s that easy!) Instructions are written line by line in English, with British/American terms.

Any chunky/bulky yarn should work, but you need to make sure you have enough and you could check your tension/gauge, to end up with the correct size. (Small variations would probably not matter as you would just end up with a slightly different sized blanket/throw. )

*A great addition to your home! *


  • Knitting pattern
  • US Imperial measurements/Metric measurements
  • Measurements - 2 sizes -, 61cm x 86cm/ 24in x 34in. AND, 76cm x 117cm/30in x 46in.
  • Intermediate

Materials you need at home:

  • 4 (6) x 100g balls of Paintbox Simply Chunky Yarn Colour 331 - (136m/149yds each ball.) (Most chunky/bulky yarns work well with this pattern, although amounts may vary and please check your tension/gauge).
  • 6.5mm (UK3 – USA 10.5) knitting needles minimum of 25cm/10in in length for the small size, and 33cm/13in for the large size. OR a circular needle approx. 50cm plus – use it by working back and forth.
  • 2 brown/black buttons approx. 11mm (3/8in) for each owl, (up to 5 (7) owls in total), and matching cotton thread. , OR a small amount of yarn could be used to oversew and make the eyes. Please note that buttons are not recommended for baby blankets. A
  • A cable needle approx 6.5mm.
  • A large/tapestry needle to sew up, and a thinner needle for the cotton thread if using.
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The Lonely Sea - Heather Corcoran

I have a bag that say ' I knit therefore I am' - sums me up perfectly! I love to knit and love to design! I have knitted for years, and made and sold literally hundreds of owl gloves and fingerless mitts on-line. About 5 years ago, I decided to give designing and writing patterns a go, and I absolutely love it! The whole process is absolutely captivating, and I love to see other knitters' projects made from my patterns. My beautiful cavvy, Honey, is my constant companion, and she sleeps next to me on the settee while I knit. You can also find me on Facebook -

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