25 April 2011
I have not knit a pullover in a very, very long time but this very cute pattern, Owlet by Kate Davies, was a snap to follow and quick to take shape. I even knit huge sections of it in the dark, while the model was supposedly going to sleep for the night.
I made the kid size 2. It is not as bulky as some sweaters so a size larger might have been a better idea.
A combination of impatience and lack of free time led me to opt for the more familiar, wrapped short rows technique, despite my big plans to tackle the often praised Japanese short rows technique.
I even found a supplier of buttons that look an awful lot like those used in the prototype sweater.
Next time use Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off at the neck!