Baby Owl & Bonnet
Yarn: Fingering Weight
Sizes: 6, 12, & 24 Months/S, L
No one knows who
originally created the little owls made with Back Crosses and Front
Crosses. My mother, Janice Straker, designed this charming baby sweater
decades ago for my sister and me. In the early ‘80s Mom designed the
traditional ‘Owl’ bonnet, tied with 1⁄4” ribbon.
The set is knit on #2
needles and is lovely in wool, cotton or cotton/wool blends. Superwash
wools are wonderful for all baby knits because this European process
yields wool machine-washable and whisper-soft, which does not irritate
even the most sensitive baby’s skin.
The Owls’ eyes are
tiny 1⁄4” mother-of-pearl two-hole buttons. The most challenging task
in making Owl is sewing these tiny buttons on so that they are
perfectly placed as the owls’ eyes and vertical! Now in its tenth
printing, it continues to be a cherished baby set.
Click here to purchase on Ravelry.
hard-to-find quality 1/4" two-hole Mother-of-Pearl buttons are exactly
the correct size for the owls on the sweaters and bonnets of #B818 Baby
Owl & Bonnet.
that are made of plastic, that are a different size, or that have four
holes, truly spoil the look you want for your charming little owls. If
you are knitting any of the owl designs - look no further for these
special buttons. Here they are!
offer these buttons because they are especially hard to locate. You can
buy the larger closure buttons for the sweaters at your local yarn
store, fabric store or craft store. Those stores will have a good
selection of them. May we suggest mother-of-pearl for the closure
buttons, too – they come in lovely soft, natural shades with
a deep luster - subtle yet beautiful.
- Owl Button Packs:
prices include shipping and handling charges.
- B818 Sweater &
Bonnet Set: 28 pcs for $22.00
- B818 Sweater Only: 18 pcs
- B818 Bonnet Only: 12 pcs
Place your order with PayPal, or mail your written
order and a check.
mailing a check please be sure to:
your mailing address, phone number and email address.
your check payable
to Straker Classics.
111 Rockland Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
We will mail your buttons by
USPS first class mail (allow 4-8 business days).