I have noticed lately that Kate Davies pattern, Owls, is a very popular design online at Ravelry. I seems that everyone, well maybe not everyone, is knitting one or has knitted one, either with commercial yarns or handspun. Even Katie over at the Electric Sheep (a.k.a. Hoxton Handmade) has made one, which has inspired me!
This pattern is popular for many reasons, but the main reason it’s easy to knit, it’s created in bulky weight yarn, which makes it a fast knit, and it’s quite adorable! I’ve also been told by knitting friends that Kate’s designs are very well written and easy to follow, making this a huge plus in my book!
I think this might be a fun project for my fall knitting and I will be able to use my stash of Cascade Eco Wool in a very soft gray for this project. But I cannot cast this project on until I finish my Vodka Lemonade , that has been patiently waiting in my knitting basket to be finished.
This pattern has spurred inspiration for owl socks, hat, mitts, baby items and more. One pattern that I thought would be fun to knit, is Owlie Socksby Julie Elswick Suchomel of Rhino DyeWorks. Julie also designed a fun pair of Owlie Mitts to match!
So, have you knitted an Owl sweater ? Do you want to knit one?
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!