Thursday, January 24, 2013

Owl Sweater



It is finished at long last and I love my owls!!

I bought the wool back in late spring last year as I thought I would knit through summer and have this ready for the Fall. However, I have discovered that I do not like knitting much when it is warm outside.

Anyway it is finished now and with our temperatures this morning being in the minus 20s with the wind chill factor, definitely sweater weather!



This was a relatively easy knit. I downloaded the pattern from Ravelry (not a free pattern however). It is knitted in the round from the bottom up. The sweater does have negative ease, so it is certainly not baggy and shapeless. There are decreases and increase at the back waist and the side, which makes it nicely fitted in the right places. The cables at the yoke are very easy, only three rows actually of cabling.

To me the hardest part was sewing all the buttons on. All 36 of them, for the eyes of my 18 owls. I chose buttons that really blend in with the sweater.



So between my Cadence Sweater and now the Owl Sweater, both knitted in a similar style, I now need to look for something different.

Next on my list is a pair of socks (even though after the gloves I knitted last year, I said never again) and then perhaps a shawl, or cardigan.

14 comments:

  1. Wow! It's so detailed! I'd love to be able to do that one day. I love the cadence one too.

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    1. Thanks! Both sweaters are a lot easier to knit than they look.

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  2. This looks so great - I've seen this patter on Ravelry and really like it. Nice fit too!

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    1. Thanks! Even though it took me so long, it was worth it!

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  3. IT love this sweater so much! Well done!

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    1. Thanks! I am pleased with how it turned out.

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  4. I love it!! The colour is wonderful, and the owls are so cute. Great fit on you, it looks so snuggly warm! Don't you just love this bone-chilling weather in Ontario!!!

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    1. I wore it yesterday and with all the snow we had and the cold it was perfect! It is apparently meant to warm up next week around here.

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  5. Lovely, I like the eyes blending in to the sweater.

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    1. I didn't want the eyes to be too obvious. I was going for more subtle!!!

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  6. Ah so sweet! I need to learn to knit, this sweater is too gorgeous for words!

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  7. Thanks. This sweater is really easy to knit. Even the cables are only for three rows.

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  8. Looks great Debbie. It was lovely to meet you today...

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