Oscillating Owlets!

Autumn is now well underway, and that means it’s time for a new pattern in the Mochimochi Shop!


Oscillating Owlets are the latest in both toy knitting and interior decorating! Make a pair of swinging birdies to hang on a wall in your home or office, or make the nesting Owlets on their own as little tokens of fall.


Techniques for this surprisingly simple pattern include knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, picking up and knitting stitches, I-cord, and mattress stitch.

You can buy the pattern as a download for $5 here.

15 thoughts on “Oscillating Owlets!

  1. Ahhh! I love them and I have twins so naturally these will be twin owls at my house. Looking forward to it, thanks for an awesome pattern :)

  2. Thanks for the great feedback, everyone! I didn’t even think about this as a project for twins, but that seems perfect. (As do lovebirds, and anyone who likes owls, I suppose.)

    For this project I decided to take a bunch of photos during the design process, and I thought it would be fun to share them soon and show how the design came to be. I’ll post those soon.

  3. i luv the owlets! just soo CUTE!!!! is it possible that you could post a straight needle version of the pattern aswell? im sure there are people like me who prefer knitting on straight needles and are not very confident in knitting in the round. :)

  4. cutest pattern ever! I can’t resist them! i love all your patterns so much. i wish i could buy them all!

  5. The irony is, the swings are twisted into what is known as a “Cat’s Paw” knot. Maybe owls are not scared of cats.

  6. Larka_Luna, thank you for you comment about straight knitting. I’m really busy with other new patterns right now and so I’m afraid I don’t have time to convert the Owlets into a straight-knitting pattern, but with a little math, I think it can be pretty easily done by anyone.

    If I were to hear from more people that there is a big demand for straight knitting, then I would consider publishing more patterns that used it. For now, I encourage you to try out Magic Loop knitting if you’re not a fan of double-pointed needles. You can find a demo video here (see under “small diameter circular knitting”):


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