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Egg to Owl: Topsy-Turvy Toys Made Simple! ~ Susan B. Anderson

  • 03/19/2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
  • Wingra Room (2nd floor)
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Come to class ready to zip through a nearly seamless (there is only one small and quick seam in the entire toy!) Topsy-Turvy Toy. The toy starts as a palm-size egg and when turned inside-out becomes an adorable little owl. It is a toy that evokes ooohs and ahhhhs from all who see it and try it! 
 In class we will talk  about toy knitting  tips and tricks that  apply to toy making  in general. We will  have large group  discussions, small group technique demonstrations, and plenty of individual attention. We will cover simple seams, picking up stitches right on your toy for seamless part knitting, face embroidery, stuffing and gauge issue discussion for toy knitting, and more. You will leave class a much more motivated and confident toy knitter!   

See teacher bio.

Skill level 

Skills needed: ~To cast on and work in the round on small numbers of stitches on double-pointed needles (unless you are using magic loop but be aware that the pattern is written for dpns). ~ Simple increases and decreases. We’ll work on the rest together.

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn for the class and pattern is worsted weight. Wool is recommended but other fibers and blends could be used. Yarn suggestions: Quince & Co. Lark Cascade 220 Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted Quince & Co. Owl Any other worsted weight yarn!
  • 50 yards of yarn for the Egg (made before coming to class) 
  • 50 yards of yarn for the upper owl body, head, ears and wings (I used brown) 
  • 50 yards of yarn for the lower owl body and face (I used cream) 
  • 30 yards of yarn for the owl feet and beak (I used orange) 
  • Note: Bring any colors you would like! Your owl and egg can be as colorful and crazy as you’d like ~ stripes are welcome, too. 
  • Optional: 9mm safety eyes 
  • Black embroidery floss for eyes if you aren’t using the safety eyes 
  • Yarn Needle 
  • One sandwich baggie of fiberfill 
  • Scissors 
  • Suggested Needles: US size 5 dpns, a set of 4 Note: Magic Loop can easily be used but the pattern is written for dpns. It’s up to you! Gauge: From 5.5 to 6 stitches per inch will work best in Stockinette Stitch 


  • Complete the Egg before class. Students will be sent the egg pattern. The owl will be worked on together in class.

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