Sunday, September 15, 2013

Knitted Owl Sweater

When I first discovered Ravelry, this was the first pattern I stumbled across.

I have loved this sweater since the day I saw it over a year and a half ago, which is weird because I HATE birds.  Like really.  Terrified.  I won't buy anything with a bird on it and I've been known to cry on the subway when a bird comes too close.  But this owl sweater just spoke to me, for whatever reason.  I tried to fight it, but in the end I had to make it.

Total Cost: $32.16
  • Yarn: $27.45
  • Buttons: $4.71

I used Cascade 128 Tweed bulky weight yarn.  I used a lighter colored yarn so that the owls would pop.  I chose Cascade 128 yarn for this project for it's great stitch definition.  I decided to use a tweed yarn because I knew it wouldn’t distract from the owls but it would add some visual interest to the rest of the sweater.

It's the same yarn I used for my Pike Place sweater but in a different color (obviously).  I love tweed yarn and I'm always on the lookout for it, but it's usually so expensive.  I got this yarn pretty cheap - probably because it has been discontinued - in three different colors from Webs, a yarn store in Northampton, MA.  (Side note: If you are at all interested in yarn, you must check out their website or visit the store.  They have sooooo much yarn!  I mean, their URL is

The details are all on my Ravelry Project Page.


  1. The button eyes on the owls is a delightful detail! The sweater is beautiful, Alison.

  2. oo i love that green :) perfect for fall!

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