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#B818 Baby Owl & Bonnet
Yarn: Fingering Weight
Level: Intermediate
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.

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Owls Eye Buttons
These 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.

Buttons 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!

We 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 for $15.00
  • B818 Bonnet Only: 12 pcs for $11.00

Place your order with PayPal, or mail your written order and a check. 

If mailing a check please be sure to: 
  • Include your mailing address, phone number and email address.
  • Make your check payable to Straker Classics.
  • Straker Classics 111 Rockland Street South Dartmouth, MA 02748

We will mail your buttons by USPS first class mail (allow 4-8 business days).

Straker Classics | 111 Rockland Street | South Dartmouth, MA 02748 | inquiry@strakerclassics.com