Monday, February 1, 2010

Nearly Hooting

I'm having a great time knitting the owls sweater.  I'm not a fast knitter, but this is coming together quickly and it's encouraging to see progress each time I work on it.

owls sweater in progress

It's a lot of stockinette stitch, which many find boring, but I don't.  And most of the sweaters that I really like are mostly stockinette stitch, so that's what I'm doing.

The shaping is all at the back, rather than along the sides.

owls sweater in progress

The yarn is Cascade Ecological Wool and I love it.  I needed to double the strand to get the right gauge (I'm a tight knitter, I guess).

I just have to finish the second sleeve, the join the sleeves to the body and then come the owls.  Hoot!


  1. can't wait to see the owls.

  2. That is a really cute sweater. I love the owls :)

  3. It's looking great!

    When you first mentioned this sweater, I looked it up on Ravelry. Much to my delight, they are selling the pattern with "all profits from sales of this pattern will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières, to assist the relief effort in Haiti." (until April 1st)

    It was only a couple of USDollars, but it's a win-win situation. Thanks for turning us on to such a beautiful pattern!

    Paige in TX

  4. That is coming along nicely. I really like how they have the shaping in the back, too. Great progress!