Here come the O W L S! Owlet sweaters for the Twinnage!

These cuties! Purple yarn is a Debie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and the grey is Red Heart Soft. It feels lovely and soft and of course its super wash.

Owlet 1Since my last knit (Marion cardigan) I have learnt to cast on for ribbing proper! It looks so much nicer than what I used to do before plus it is stretchy!.

I was a good girl and actually swatched using circular needles ;-). (Feel so grown up now).The gauge was perfect for the stitch gauge 18 stitch to 4 inches but the row gauge was 24 rows to 4inchs; pattern called for 28 rows to 4 inches. Went ahead anyway because the pattern instructions are to knit in inches so I figured I could get away with am imperfect row gauge using  my Size 5 needles. This is a Kate Davies pattern.

In hindsight,I should have just bought the same yarn in different colours for both jumpers rather than have to swatch twice! Lesson learnt!

The eyes are a coconut shell button that looks a lot lovelier than in the pictures.Owlet 3

New skills acquired ; Grafting underarm seams,Rib cast on and cast off.

Lovely thing is that they knitted up superfast and I was done in 2 weeks.Owlets 4

An observation on the wool though. Up till now I have not spent serious money on yarn and the Debbie Bliss has been the most expensive yarn so far. Oh my word though,…….Not all yarns are created equal is all I can say! It is so squishy, knits up beautifully ; made me finally get what “Stitch definition” means. Another lesson learnt. Although I will still be using the cheaper yarns while I am still a novice. I do look forward to when I can buy expensive yarn knowing that I can knit …..’like a BOSS!’

Ciao!

Hila

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18 thoughts on “Here come the O W L S! Owlet sweaters for the Twinnage!

    1. Thanks Linda! They were quite easy actually. The cabling in the yoke is probably the most tedious bit but otherwise its a simple yoke. I highly recommend it for baby knits.

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  1. Absolutely adorable!! And I can’t believe how quickly you made these! I’m a sucker for the pricey wool, the colours and textures are so much better. Luckily, I’m managing one jumper a year at my current knitting rate, so it’s just about affordable 🙂

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    1. Lols! This yarn i used is good for machine washing and drying but the cables could have better definition with loftier yarn. Unfortunately the yarns that give amazing cables is not machine washable.

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    1. Thanks Georgia! Your words made me smile. 😃. The owlets are cute and I expect I will be making more as my little people grow out of the ones they have now.

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