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!
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.
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.
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.)