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« on: August 13, 2009 02:01:52 PM »

Fall is coming up & so I've been itching to start on a big sweater project. I have been enamored with this owl sweater pattern for some time:
http://needled.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/o-w-l-s-the-pattern/
(for more pics of what it looks like on, check out this: http://needled.wordpress.com/2008/11/22/owls/)

Anyone else interested? It uses a thicker yarn, so I think it would knit up pretty quickly!
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009 11:55:27 PM »

oh my geez!!  that is the cutest sweater I have seen in a long time!!  I have a ton of gray yarn I have been wanted to de-stash into a cable knit sweater...and I think you may have just provided the best pattern ever for it!  I am in!  I already have a sweater on my needles right now, and I just joined the "two-hour sweater" knit-along (although that sweater should be done in one day) so I may not get to start this one for a bit, but I will def post pics of my progess.

Anyway, that was the long way to say...I am game!
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009 09:51:22 AM »

*cry* I don't have time for this right now! I've been looking at this for some time, but I don't have the money for $12/13 yarn!

Crap. LOL Why don't people make patterns for RHSS? Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009 07:48:07 AM »

I'm in once I get the proper materials. =)
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009 04:52:23 PM »

I fell in love with this sweater the other day and was planning on giving it a go so I'm in
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009 12:32:27 PM »

i'm in. love this pattern and got perfect yarn on discount. yay!
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009 11:05:36 AM »

okay, I have started and re-started this sweater more times than I can count now.  But I think this time I have the proper number of stitches for the size I want!  I am making it with red heart worsted weight yarn on size 8 needles, which is why all the adjustments are in order.  But assuming I have it right this time I will start posting pictures of my progress soon!
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009 11:29:29 AM »

Yay, my sweater seems to be working out this time.  I am altering the pattern a bit due to using worsted weight yarn, but it is going really quickly.  I did all you see in this photo with only one ball of yarn!  (I love red heart super saver when you are living on a tight budget).  At this point I am only 4 rows away from starting the "short rows to dip yoke" part of the pattern. 


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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009 04:54:03 PM »

weee...first to finish!  Made with red heart super saver in gray.  Knitted on size 8 needles.  Altered the pattern quite a bit due to my yarn/needle combo, and some changes just to fit my body better.  I made it a bit tight under the armpits, but not so bad that I can't wear it comfortably.  I just put eyes on one owl, the buttons are vintage ones from my great aunt Eleanor.  I LOVE my sweater! 



Hope some other people finish soon, would love to see everyones!
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2009 09:57:03 PM »

looks great! i wanna do this, but that would mean frogging my allegoro scoop neck pullover. :[
maaaaybe i'll just go buy some yarn saturday, haha. this sweater is TOO cute.
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2009 09:54:03 AM »

I've been eyeing that pattern for a couple of months now... a KAL might be the kick I need to start it!
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2010 10:19:48 AM »

I started one the other day!  I'll post some pictures when it is finished!
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2010 05:18:54 AM »

Finished mine just in time for winter...no wait. Arg!

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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2010 01:29:02 PM »

it looks great!!   I'm still working on mine...Smiley  I was hoping to get mine done before winter too...probably won't.
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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010 10:45:57 AM »

I love yours!  The color and length are great.  Glad to see someone else finished it as well.
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2010 09:06:13 AM »

I'm excited that there's already a knitalong for this! I'm planning on making this my first sweater and I'm pretty nervous! I've only knit squares and rectangles until now.  I do need to buy the Knitpicks interchangable needles first  Lips sealed I plan on ordering those either this week or next.  I have a question... are the needle size changes necessary? By that I mean changing from 10 to 10.5 or whatever those small changes are. 

Also, I already have my yarn! Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool in Peacock.  That yarn should be ok, right? I actually don't know much about yarn weights and I just realized I might have gotten the wrong thing!

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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2010 08:47:58 AM »

If you don't change needle size the cuffs and band at the bottom of the jumper won't be as snug, not a huge deal though.x
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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2010 10:56:43 AM »

Also, I already have my yarn! Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool in Peacock.  That yarn should be ok, right? I actually don't know much about yarn weights and I just realized I might have gotten the wrong thing!

I am not familiar with that yarn but when I looked it up it seems like it may be a bit thinner than what the pattern called for, but I am not 100% sure (hard to gauge much from internet pictures).  The best thing to do is just make a swatch and figure out the gauge before you start.  You can always increase or decrease the needle size to get the yarn to be the proper gauge if you want.
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2010 12:37:35 PM »

Yea I was talking to lapoli about it the other day and I don't think it's gonna work. Sad I might still swatch it to see but I'm pretty sure I'll have to buy more yarn. I'm not that talented of a knitter to make big changes in a pattern! I basically need to do it exactly by the book.
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