York the Owl pattern

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York is a small barn owl who is oh-so-proud of his royal lineage. Born into the York family of owls, he can trace his lineage back to owls belonging directly to Edward IV. He is greatly resentful of the pall cast upon his family name by birds of Lancastrian persuasion and it is his greatest hope to re-establish the preeminence of the Yorkist birds as the ruling class among the fowls. He is currently collecting literature on Richard III and the War of the Roses to compile a case defending the honor of the Yorkist clan. He hopes to publish his first book with help of his editor and assistant, Cyrano the Bookworm.

Advanced Beginner

7.25” tall

Medium Weight (Worsted) Yarn
– 180 yards of Color A (owl).
– 13 yards of Color B (ecru).
– 10 yards of Color C (honey).
– 12 yards of Color D (black).

West Yorkshire Spinners 100% Bluefaced Leicester Aran -- Owl (A), Ecru (B), and Honey (C). West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran - (75% Wool 25% Nylon) -- Black (D)

Crochet hook, size G (4.0 mm)
Locking Stitch markers
Polyester fiberfill
Yarn needle for sewing

Gauge is not a critical factor for this project. If desired, it can be made with any size hook and with any weight of yarn.


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