Monday, October 10, 2011

Snowy Owl Cardigan

I had this idea in my head, and I was sure that if I worked hard enough at it, I could make one for my little girl.  What I wasn't sure about, was if it would translate to a pattern that people could read and produce into a little cardigan of their own.  After tons of work and testing, the Snowy Owl Cardigan pattern is complete and up for sale!

$ 2.99 USD
The pattern is up for sale on Ravelry here

For non-ravelry members, you can purchase the pattern directly

The Snowy Owl Cardigan is a baby/toddler/child cardigan with an adorable owl perched on a tree branch across the front.
The owl and tree branch are worked using the intarsia method.
The cardigan is knit in one piece (with exception of sleeves), worked flat.
There are both written and chart directions in this pattern. The chart is for the owl section of the cardigan.

Main Color: Madeline Tosh DK 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Color B (tree branch): Less than 12 yards of DK weight in contrasting color
Color C (owl): Less than 6 yards of DK weight in contrasting color
Small scraps for owl eyes, if you do not want to use buttons

US 6 or any size needle that will give you the correct gauge
US size 6 double pointed needles, or your preferred knitting in the round

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Scrap yarn for holding stitches
Removable stitch markers or coiless safety pins to mark where you’d like to put buttons on button band
Two buttons for owl eyes, OR you can use a small scrap of yarn to stitch eyes onto the owl for a more kid-safe owl
Buttons for cardigan (button band)

Skills used:
You will need to be familiar with the intarsia method, as it is not taught in the pattern
knitting flat
knitting in the round (for sleeves)
grafting (for underarms)
picking up stitches (for button bands)
working cables (for owl)

Thanks for looking!


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