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Susan B. Anderson: Egg to Owl Toy Workshop

February 23rd @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

| $80

Topsy-Turvy Toys Made Easy

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!

Skills Needed

To take this class, you should already know how 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).
  • make simple increases and decreases.

We’ll work on the rest together.


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


This class will be held at Shawn Sargent Design Studios 501 Pennsylvania Ave in Glen Ellyn. Just a block from String Theory.

Please Bring

Pattern: Please purchase a copy of the Egg to Owl pattern and bring to class.

Yarn for the class and pattern is worsted weight. Wool is recommended but other fibers and blends could be used. We recommend Blue Sky Woolstok or Spud&Chloe Sweater
You will need:
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 (Susan used brown)
50 yards of yarn for the lower owl body and face (Susan used cream)
30 yards of yarn for the owl feet and beak (Susan 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.

Yarn Needle

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

Provided: Class participants will receive fiberfill and 9mm safety eyes (if they choose to use them.)


Registration Policy

Payment for each class is due at registration. If String Theory cancels the class for any reason, we will refund your registration fee. If you are able to cancel at least one week prior to your scheduled class, you will receive a store credit for your registration fee. If you cancel less than a week prior to the class, you will only receive store credit if we are able to fill your spot. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide make-ups.


February 23rd
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Susan B. Anderson


Shawn Sargent Design Studio
501 Pennsylvania Ave.
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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(630) 474-9359

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