Owlet by Kate Davies
Cleckheaton Country 12ply - Indigo - 200g
2-3y size with added length and short sleeves
I ADORE my own O W L S sweater and when the owlet pattern was released I just had to make one for M1. Normally I am quite choosy about buying patterns (because of the hideous exchange rate 3.5GBP = 9NZD and going to USD isn't much better!)but this one jumped in my Ravelry cart straight away. One of those "I must make this right now" patterns!
Hmm she looks cute but actually she's pulling flowers off....the price I have to pay to get a good FO photo I guess.
M is 20mths and according to the measurements on the pattern she would have fit the size3/18-24mth but since I'd really like this to last 2 winters I ended up doing the size 5/2-3y. I also added an inch to the length. At the moment its almost tunic length on her which I really like - good to have some extra coverage I think. I think next winter it will look better as she'll be bigger, the owls will pop out more.
It is however, in my totally unbiased opinion, extremely cute just as it is right now!
Bananas also make good bribes for photography sessions
I had been thinking about some sort of short sleeved vest for M for autumn/spring so I incorporated that idea into this project and did short sleeves. This also meant I got it knitted in about a week and only used 4 x 50g of yarn - win win I think. I figured she already has several lovely winter hoodies and cardigans and jackets so something a bit more versatile seemed just the ticket. I also love the colour (clearly, since I bought 15 balls of it) - will go with everything and its not PINK!! (pick the mum of 3 girls!). Though I did resort to just a little bit of girly-ness with the buttons...
The only part of making this I disliked was sewing on the buttons! Sparkly buttons!
The pattern includes both baby and child sizes. I suspect this will not be the last owl sweater I make! Can't get enough of that owl cable....
Why, yes! We DO have matching sweaters....promise we won't wear them out together in public though ;)
There are more photos on my flickr and Ravelry page.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Posted by sweetp at 4:19 PM