Owls by Kate Davies is the fourth sweater I have made. It is also the second sweater I’ve made that has fit. Although knitting is relaxing and enjoyable in its own right, it is extra nice when the piece you are making turns out as you had hoped.
I started making Owls about 6 weeks ago. I used Cascade Yarns baby alpaca, chunky weight. This thick yarn makes the sweater a relatively fast knit. (I rarely get time to knit during the week, so I mostly completed it in about 6 weekends, a few hours each weekend). This yarn is super soft and cozy, and I got it on sale at Sifu Design Studio.
The sweater is knit bottom up. Once it is armpit high, you make the sleeves, wrist up, then join it all together to make the yoke (shoulder part) and neckline. Then comes the most interesting part- the cabled owls.
The owls are a little tricky to see without their eyes sewn in yet.
I finally got to try it on to see whether or not it would fit. Notice the circular needle is still in the collar. It fits! And there was extra string for Smudge to play with.
Don’t pull too hard, Smudge!
Then comes the part that I was least motivated for, sewing on the button eyes.
But after that comes the best part. Wearing it!