WIP – Owls Sweater


The Owls sweater has been in my queue since 2008 and honestly, I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to get around to knitting it.  It’s fantastic!  The fact that there are 6,000 Owls projects on Ravelry speaks volumes to the popularity and knit-ability of this sweater – it’s as if as a knitting blogger, I’m obligated to make this sweater!

I splurged and bought this Rowan Cocoon yarn waaaaay back in June when I took a trip out to Webs with the knitting gals.  Ah Rowan, how do you always succeed at making crave-worthy yarn?  I can tell that this merino wool/mohair blend is going to be warm and snuggly to wear, but boy does the fuzz fly when knitting the sweater.  I can see it floating in the air around me and the amount of fibers that stick to me looks as if I had a cat sitting on my lap.

Right now I’m around the underarm and will start the dip for the yoke soon.  I can’t wait to get to those owls and start knitting the cabled yoke.



  1. November 7, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    Was that really back in June? Wow, time flies. I can't wait to see how this sweater turns out. Your needles look really big – what size are you using?

    • November 7, 2012 / 10:41 pm

      I know, crazy right? I need to get out there again soon, probably after Xmas. I went up a size from the needle called for to get gauge, I'm knitting on US 11s. The ribbing was on 10.5s.

  2. November 7, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    The Cocoon looks so nice, I've been coveting that yarn since it came out! Can't wait to see those owls take shape. This has been in my queue for a few years too…maybe once I finish my years in the making Icelandic sweater….hahahahha

    • November 7, 2012 / 10:42 pm

      It's pricey but oh-so-nice to knit with – it's worth the price tag. The Owls are what keep motivating me to slog through all of that stockinette!

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