Thanks for your well wishes, everyone, which I really have found most cheering. I am starting to feel better (O, the wonder of evil antibiotics) and my OWLS are almost making up for the disappointment of missing Harrogate. Here they come! (note: I do actually have a head. But it looks pretty rotten right now.)

owls

I imagine many of you are familiar with The Owl. It is most frequently seen on this lovely kid’s cardigan, designed by Penny Straker (1962) but there have apparently been owls in circulation since the 1940s. There are several more recent designs which feature The Owl. These include a dishcloth, Jodi Haraldson’s baby owl vest and, (thanks to this link from The Lady yesterday), a pair of mittens. The basic owl, (or th’owl, if you will) is formed with three sets of C4B, C4F cables. Different renditions of th’owl have different elements: some feature branches or eyes in raised purl stitches, some do not. My owl amalgamates a few versions of the basic cable that I’ve seen, and was worked over 19 rows.

I mentioned yesterday that my owls were inspired by other owls. First in the list must be the glow-in-the dark inhabitant of Suzanne’s wonderful Forest mural (go and check out the full set of photos on Flickr, and read about it on Suzanne’s blog). And then there were Alexandra’s owls (Yes! you too can make them! See her super tutowlrial). Mandy’s hooters just about killed me, and Liz has recently been turning out several fantastic owls. All these wee owls were just so eminently covetable! How I loved them. How I wanted to wear my own owls! But could one get away with adult owls? I was unsure. For a while I hesitated. But then the knitting mojo kicked in, and I decided that I liked the owls so much, I didn’t care if people considered it foolish. No! For I would hoot and sport my owls with pride!

So I designed a seamless yoke sweater, featuring owls around the yoke, in the round from the bottom up. I wanted it to be very warm, and picked a chunky yarn (Steel Grey Suffolk from the Rowan Sheep Breeds range). But I also wanted it to be shapely rather than boxy, so knitted the yarn at a reasonably tight gauge to fit my exact dimensions with very little ease. I also worked waist shaping at the back rather than the sides, and lowered the front neckline using two Japanese short rows.

owlback

Rather than decreasing a percentage of the stitches in several stages, (as Elizabeth Zimmerman suggests in her seamless-yoke protocol), I held off on decreasing at all until I had completed the owls – which, at four inches high are over half the height of the finished yoke. I then decreased stitches very rapidly on alternate rows (I credit this design feature to Ysolda, who pointed out to me a while ago that women’s bodies do not actually ‘decrease’ that much between the bust and shoulder line), and then worked a few more short rows across the back of the sweater to create a raised neck. Bingo! The whole thing knit up very quickly.

owlfront

Someone sent me a link to this article last week, in which I read that John Lewis’ sales of buttons have increased by 40% in the past year. I fear I may be at least partly responsible, as there are 32 John Lewis buttons on this sweater.

eyes

Now, I’m sure it’s just me, but I swear that after I’d sewn on their eyes, every single one of my owls assumed a different personality. I know, I know I am foolishly anthropomorphic. Twit. Twoo.

Pattern: Owls
Needles: 6.5 mm circs
Yarn: Rowan Sheep Breeds ‘Steel Grey Suffolk’ (softens up nicely after blocking, will wear well, very little kemp in the yarn): 520g (5 skeins and a bit)
ravelled here

If anyone is interested, I may well write up this pattern: the way I worked out the shaping and the yoke decreases means that adapting th’owls to different sizes (or indeed, yarn gauges) is really very easy indeed.

Edited to add: the pattern is now available to purchase and you can find it here or here.

989 thoughts on “owls

  1. I am very late to this “party” (being a night owl, and several thousand miles west of your beautiful, loch-and mountain filled home), but I’d be interested in a pattern. I like the idea of dropping the neckline. (Crew necks usually make me feel like I’m going to choke. ) Perhaps a knit in a jumper weight?

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  2. I was looking up a purple owl jumper for my wee one and was blown away by this sweater when I saw it in the search results. I pounced on the link to buy the sweater only to find this is your design. How incredibly lovely!! Even if I learned to knit now, I’m sure it would be years until I’m ready for something like this, but please please post instructions or sell these. Just beautiful!

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  3. I’m a bit late to the party, but I’m absolutely in love with this sweater. Unfortunately for me, I don’t know how to knit and think it would be unwise to take on an endeavor such as knitting my own with no experience whatsoever. Any chance I could commission a sweater from you? If so, I can send you my measurements and we can discuss costs. Hope to hear from you soon!

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  4. LOVE the jumper – super cozy and cute. Having problems understanding step 10 tho!!! Help!???
    Kind pre-autum greetings from Ida, Norway

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  5. This is AMAZING! SO beautiful. I love owls. My grandma collected them. I LOVE this sweater, everything about it. How much would you charge to make one that fits my measurements perfectly, the way yours fits you? I can only knit scarves, and not well. LoL!

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  6. I’m from Australia and am wanting the buttons used on this gorgeous owl sweater… can anyone tell me the name of them or does anyone know if they are still available? Thanks xx

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    1. Hi – I bought the original buttons in John Lewis three years ago, and they were still stocking them this Spring, so you should be able to buy them there – they don’t seem to list their buttons online, but I’m sure if you asked them / showed them an image they would be able to ship them over to you. Good luck! Kate

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      1. There seem to be a lot of non-knitters who would like to commission a knitter to make them your beautiful jumper! Is there anywhere you know of online that links knitters-for-hire with these non-knitters?

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  7. I’m a researcher in neurobiology and our lab studies barn owl hearing, so anything with owls on it gets a big double thumbs up from us (especially something as lovely as your owl sweater pattern!). My discovery of your pattern also led me to your blog, which I have subsequently been enjoying immensely, especially the photography and the tidbits about the history of women in the UK. I want to thank you for providing something that brightens my day, and wish you a continued strong recovery! Once I finish the owl sweater, maybe I can send you a picture of me wearing the sweater with a real, live owl.

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  8. I absolutley ADORE this! My boyfriend showed it to me a while ago and I have hunted for it all over! Do you sell these jumpers? I am not a knitter and do not know of anyone who is so I could never make this for myself :( I do enjoy other crafts and adore my sewing machine but knitting is not something I have done much of :/
    Kindest regards,
    Lauren.

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  9. Bonsoir,
    ce modèle est absolument ravissant et je souhaiterais vivement le réaliser. Les explications existent-elles en français ? Si oui, où puis-je me les procurer ?

    Merci de votre réponse quelle qu’elle soit.

    Cordialement
    Annie

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  10. my daughter and i were scanning for images of owls when your sweater came up. how adorable is that sweater. i would love to ask for the pattern too, but first you would have to teach me to knit :) (really jealous, i know i would never find such a awesome sweater, and it would never fit so well) kudos.

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  11. I would love to knit this sweater for my daughter for Christmas! It’s beautiful! She’s been wanting me to make her a sweater (I’ve never attempted a sweater before) but I hadn’t seen a pattern that really called to me like this one does. She loves owls and it would be perfect for her! How can I get this pattern?

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  12. I was shown a copy of this pattern last evening. What a great idea. Please email me a copy of the pattern when availab.e Thanks
    Rosanne T

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  13. I love this sweater; I am a keen birdwatcher and owls are one of my favourite birds – the detail on the yoke is beautifu, very simple but sophisticated. Please e-mail me a copy of the pattern when it is available as I would love to knit it. Thank you.

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  14. The owl sweater is very clever and I would love to knit one for myself.

    If possible could you please email me the pattern.

    Thank you for your creativity and a love of owls.

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  15. I adore your owl jumper, I would appreciate it beyond loads if you could send me the pattern via. email. Im hoping my grandma could make it for me as something sentimental, since I suck at knitting.

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  16. Could I not make this eliminating the sleeves? I would add an inch of ribbing. Would this work? I want to make it for a little girl of seven.
    I have seen a child wearing a handknit owl vest with a boat neck and thrree owls across the top front

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      1. aw thanks, but im a single mom with three jobs and i go to school part time, knitting is not something i am going to have time for any time soon. i would love to be able to make this though, you did a beautiful job!

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      2. Hi! This is an absolutely fabulous design, and I would love to make it, but is the design no longer available for free?

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  17. Any chance you would consider making and selling these? I don’t knit, and I don’t know how, but I am in love with this sweater. Owls are “my thing” and becoming more so as I get older. I was actually online searching owl tattoo ideas when I came across your beautiful piece of artwork.

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  18. Bonjour, vraiment magnifiques ces chouettes, mais en France, on ne trouve pas le modèle…. je suis également intéressée par le bonnet owl, il ne me manque que la grille des torsades. Pouvez vous me les faire parvenir svp ?THANK YOU !

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  19. What a beautiful sweater! I only found it by accident while looking for some owl images. I stopped knitting a few years ago but i’ve been newly inspired by this pattern. Please add me to the mailing list.
    Thank you.

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  20. Hi,
    This is a great pattern; I haven’t seen anything I like so much for a while. Do you have the finished pattern for sale.

    Kind regards,

    Linda.

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  21. Please oh please (and carrots) can one of these insanely adorable|perfect|owlesque sweaters be purchased from you? I have NO clue how to make one myself, but I must get my paws on one of these!

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  22. That is the most beautiful sweater I have ever seen!!! ! How did you ever come up with it? I would give my eye teeth for the pattern.

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  23. I’d love to have the owl and owlet patterns. Just took up knitting a few years ago. I have crocheted for 50 years so the continental style of knitting is most comfortable for me.

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  24. I adore your creativity. Would you please send me a copy of the pattern. I’m loving the definition you got in the owls features using grey. Thanks, V

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  25. Hi:-)
    I just downloaded the pattern. Thank you so so much—I can’t wait to knit this. It’s gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Happy thoughts, and more thank yous,
    :-) Christine

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  26. magnifique ces petites chouettes, désolée je ne parle pas très anglais ni lire non plus mais j’aimerais tant avoir ce modele.

    thank you

    viviane france ville bordeaux

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  27. Hi
    would you send me a mail telling how many stiches did you begin it? I just need this information. If you can…I’m thank you very much.
    Claudia.

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  28. This is beautiful! Would it be possible to incorporate those lovely owls into a scarf, do you think? For instance, with owls at the ends of the scarf? I don’t know if I could tackle a sweater at this point, but I think I need knitted owls in my life.

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  29. Wow- I saw someone walking through clapham at the weekend wearing a sweater, just like, this, never thought I’d be able to find the pattern, is lovely!

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  30. You are so talented! This is beautiful! Thank you so much for posting the pattern on Ravelry. I cannot wait to make my own! Again – what talent!

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  31. My daughter saw these owls and insists this is what she wants for her next birthday. Please let me know if you’ve got the pattern written down yet!

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  32. Please, please, I would love your pattern too. Free or not, let me know! I have a special connection to an owl in my backyard and would love to make this sweater.

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  33. Thanks for sharing your beautiful sweater. I absolutely LOVE it. Please let me know where I can find the pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Just the shaping on this sweater makes it stand out from the rest, and I would make it in a instant if you published the pattern, the owls are just icing on the cake for me! I TOTALLY love it, and want to be wearing it right NOW!!!
    You are so cleaver!

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  35. This sweater is gorgeous! I’m fairly new to knitting, but once I get the hang of cables and feel ready to tackle something as big as a sweater, I can’t imagine anything more perfect to try knitting than this. (I am a huge, huge fan of owls!)

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  36. Oh my…I was thinking of getting back into knitting and now I see this and I’ve simply…GOT…to….have….it…. (the pattern, that is!)

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  37. Another knitter here with a keen interest in doing this sort of thing! I love the way it is whimsical yet understated. It’s a hard balance to strike but this is fantastic. Cheers!

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  38. I tried to post earlier, but the internet ate it.

    Echoing the love train, I adore this sweater and will happily purchase the pattern if it becomes available. It is just one of the sweetest things I have seen in a long time.

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  39. This is a fabulous sweater!! I MUST have one. I am not a knitter at all, but my mum is amazing. Have you written up a pattern for this yet? Please, please send it to me as soon as you do!

    Thanks and cheers!

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  40. Just saw this as a Ravelry project, giddy with anticipation of your eventual release of the pattern! My knitting skill are totally not up to do this justice, but hopefully with practice I can do one next year!

    Although if I do one, I’ll have to do two – my friend also loves owls and if I knitted just the one I’d never get her out of mine.

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  41. This is one of the most adorable sweaters I have seen in my entire life. Actually Im positive it is the most adorable sweater Ive seen in my entire life. Please add me for inclusion in the mailing list for patter directions! :-)
    Dawn

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  42. dear Madame,

    I love your talent ! I just made myself two hats with owls and teddy bears’eye !! very funny !
    please, I want to knit a round neckline sweater from drops (you can see my favorites) and want to adapt your owls
    please, I just want the pattern for the high part of the sweater
    thanks a lot !

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  43. Love this sweater. I am an owl person, I found an owl hat and am in the process of knitting it. Loved to get the pattern for this if and when you get it written out. Just beautiful and very talented.

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  44. Must. Make. This. I have been into owls since my big brother (when he was 5 and I was 3) named all our family members after Winnie the Pooh characters. He was Roo, mom was Kanga, dad was Tigger, and I was — guess who? Please write up the pattern!

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  45. My god!
    I’ve just seen your work for the first time and I’m amazed! :)
    The owls are brilliant! How did you do it? Did it came from your imagination?
    It’s beautifull.
    Thanks for charing and for explaning how you did it. I’ll have to give it a try (even without a pattern!).

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  46. I just found this through Ravelry – I absolutely love the design – so clever (and I can totally believe that the owls have their own personalities!). I’d love to be notified once the pattern is available. Thanks!

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  47. A friend of mine found this on ravelry and showed it to me – I love it! Gorgeous sweater! Are you still sending out the pattern?

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  48. I LOVE IT!!! Please, please, please write it up. I want to make this ASAP. I am a plus size lady, so when I see a pattern I love I tend fantasize about it and think about how to adapt it to my size. It would be amazing if I could get your wise owls onto my needles!!! I especially like the idea of button shopping for the eyes :)

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  49. Oh Wow! You are amazingly talented. Please, Please, Please write the pattern for all of us Non-talented types. Please add me to your list for the pattern. I know just who to purchase it for too.
    BTW that fit looks so flattering on you. Very nice.

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  50. I know I’m late to the game now, but please, please put me on the list for the pattern! I love it, and it’s the sweater I’ve been searching for!

    I’ve got some bustiness, though…would it still work for me, d’you think?

    Congrats, and great work!

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  51. oh my – a whimsical sweater dream come true *sigh*. kudos for this lovely work! of course i’d be delighted if you’d consider adding me to the mailing list as well! :) all the best from germany! s.

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  52. I took my first sweater knitting class last weekend and your owl sweater was an example and i have FALLEN IN LOVE WITH IT! Please Please send a pattern! I’m willing to pay for it too!

    You are so Creative! Thanks!

    -Leslie Harvey

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  53. Oooo! Absolutely lovely! I hope I’m not too late to receive a pattern–this sweater blows me away. Such an awesomely cute, genius idea. Hope you’re feeling better. Love!
    Elise

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  54. i’m comment one million or something, right? haha. i too am LOVING this sweater. please add me to your list!

    and i read ysolda’s blogpost. well done hannah!

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  55. That is a gorgeous sweater. The kind that makes me go: “I want a sweater like that, that will make people say, I want a sweater like that!” I would LOVE the pattern for this! (Also a great excuse to say, “I need yarn…”)

    charmeng89 on Rav

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  56. Hi there, i too am keen to make up the beautiful owl jersey for myself. Please add me to the email list when you send out the pattern. thanks heaps! :)

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  57. omg! i have yet to knit a sweater for myself, but i think your owl sweater will be the first!

    please send me the pattern when you finish writing it. it looks lovely. thanks!

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  58. Great little form-fitting sweater! I’d love to have the pattern (it was Ravelry’s ossianknits who linked to your lovely pattern). Thanks!

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  59. I love the owls! What a beautiful sweater. Add me to the list of those who would like to have the pattern. I saw it on Ravelry (my Ravelry name is 1knitfan).

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  60. I’ve been waiting for an Owl sweater! And this is the one of my dreams—Can’t wait for the pattern. Thanks for being so brilliant!

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  61. Wow! That’s a lot of comments! This sweater is awesome! I’d like one for me, and one for my little one, Sophie (who has appropriately taken on the owl as one of her favorites, name and mythological associations aside). I love what you’ve done with the design, and the grey is perfect!

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  62. Jumping on to the bandwagon… The pattern is fab. I’d love to have a copy if/when you write it down! I have a bit of an owl thing and they look so fab!

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  63. What a beautiful sweater. Owls always remind me of my mother, who loved owls and collected everything with them on. I would be so happy to get a copy of this pattern.

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  64. Very nice! I like the row of buttons, very unique design. Best of all, i love it that there is no sewing. When you get a chance, i’d like a copy of the pattern too, many thanks!

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  65. I’m totally obsessed with owls right now, and absolutely love the sweater. If you ever make the pattern available, I’m going to make it for a friend of mine who would love it.

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  66. Wow! So beautiful. I agree, all of the owls do seem to have different personalities. Please do write up a pattern so there can be flocks of owl sweatered people about. Also, if you are still looking for test knitters, I would be very glad for the opportunity. Thank you!

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  67. I’d love a copy of the pattern. Will it be available as a ravelry download? The kit for the kids size sounds great, too! Thanks.

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  68. This sweater is so original. I love the fact that you used Japenese short rows. I just took a class at Stitches East. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  69. Amazing, amazing pattern! The owls each do have a personality of their own, and if you ever do write out the pattern I would love a copy. Best wishes for 2009!

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  70. How stunning! I have a not-so-secret love for creative button uses, and to combine it with owls? Wonderful! Oh goodness, I realize there’s quite a long list of people hoping to receive the pattern, but if there’s room for one more I would certainly be most grateful!

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  71. both my daughter and I love your owls!

    we’d love a copy of the pattern, if you are still reading this far down!

    Thank you so much, happy new year and Buona Befana!

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  72. What a beautiful sweater! I just finished the Straker baby sweater, so I’ve fallen in love with owls. Would love your pattern if you make it available. Happy 2009!

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  73. If she’s number 700, I’m number 701! This is a fabulous sweater, and you seem to have done a great job on it! I love how well it fits you.

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  74. I so very badly want this pattern! I have the perfect yarn for it, too! You should just list the pattern on Ravelry – then we can download it and you wont’ have to send out 700+ emails!

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  75. I just finished the Penny Straker Owl cardigan, and it has caused a major owl obsession in the rest of my life! This sweater is super charming and perfect for the owl-obsessed. Thanks!

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  76. I LOVE this sweater!! I would love to make this for my daughter so please put me on the “want a copy of the pattern” list! Thanks a bunch

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  77. Love the Owls, my 15YO Fashionista is a big owl fan and actually wants me to make one for her.

    Please send the pattern when you complete it.

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  78. I really, really think the sweater is pretty, and I would be really really grateful, if you could add me to the list of people who would like to receive news of the pattern. Thank you!

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  79. This is a lovely sweater. I’ve eyed it for a while on Ravelry, then saw it on Ysolda’s blog so thought I’d have to ask for the pattern. Would love to have a go at making it when you’ve got the pattern done.

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  80. That is such a cool and cute jumper! The way you owled it with the buttons is great :-)
    I’d love the patern also if you are thinking of writing it up. I love the way you did the yoke.

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  81. What a precious sweater! The cables make fabulous owls, but did you notice that they look like bunnies too? Hmmmm…. Please include me on your mailing list when the pattern has been written up. Happy New Year from Vermont where we have lots of owls!

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  82. This is such an amazing jumper! I love owls, and love the owl cable, but have never yet managed to work out how to get it into a garment that doesn’t look like I raided a kid’s wardrobe… & kudos for making creatures with eyes that don’t look creepy :) Would love to knit one for myself :)

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  83. Absolutely wonderful! I just love it! I hope with all the lovely responses you’ve gotten above that you will be writing up a pattern! This is beautiful!

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  84. I have never knit a jumper in my life – the largest thing I’ve attempted so far is hats! But still, I have a long ‘to knit’ list of jumpers – and if I had a pattern to knit some owls of my own, it would go straight to the top of the list! Pretty please put me on the mailing list too – I love your sweater and am mighty impressed with your design skills!

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  85. This is absolutely the next sweater on my list. I just made a pair of “Give a Hoot” mittens, and have been on the look out for another owl project. It fits you beautifully!

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  86. It’s a very original and beautiful sweater. It is so cute…….
    Could you let me know when the pattern would be ready ?

    Thank you and Happy new year !!!
    I wish you the Best for 2009

    Lucile

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  87. The owl sweater is very lovely. It would make a good sweater for my four year old daughter. And maybe I would make a partner sweater for me too. So I would like to receive a copy or a message when the pattern is written.

    Have a wonderful year 2009,

    Maria

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  88. This jumper is GORGEOUS and the most original knit I’ve seen for the two little years I’ve been knitting!!! I’d love this pattern to start a good year!

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  89. Bonjour,

    Happy new year.
    J’adore votre pull aux hibous. Wonderful!!
    Pourriez-vous avoir l’amabilité de m’envoyer le modèle par mail ? (I would love to have a copy of this pattern)
    Thank you very much. Evelyne.

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  90. c’est super ! bravo ! toutes ces petites chouettes me donnent l’envie de faire ce modèle original; merci à l’avance pour les explications de ce modèle . Gros bisous.

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  91. the sweater is adorable! great job! the owls are so cute and the sweater fits really nicely! please share the pattern. =) you’re so talented

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  92. That is a gorgeous sweater – have just been eyeing up the Rowan British Sheep Breeds yarn, and love them all! Can’t wait for you to write it up and publish it. Must start saving up the buttons!
    so lovely.

    Mx

    PS – it reminds me of the eagle owl my son and I saw at Center Parcs – he got to hold it,and I looked on in awe

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  93. “If anyone is interested”? I thought, she must be joking, then I saw how many comments there were and laughed. This is a fantastic fabulous adorable pattern. I thought at first, hmmm, those buttons are going to catch on things, perhaps do something else for the eyes, but then I saw how they glowed and realized the buttons are a necessity. Yes! Pattern please!

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  94. I loved the owls! I saw this blog page first, but read on Ravelry that if I leave a comment on the blog I will be on the list to be notified when you’ve written up the pattern. Would love to be notified.

    I have made 3 owl hats (adult hats for me, my Mom and a good friend) and never thought of adding buttons. May add some to my hat now . . .

    I found your blog from ysolda’s. Here’s the owl hat (free pattern online from ruthie knits):
    http://www.ruthieknits.com/Site/Owl_Hat.html

    peace,

    Francesca

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  95. I always loved those cabled owls. Now that I’ve seen them on a jumper its even better! And a seamless one too. They are both things I’ve wanted to try. It would be great if you could post a pattern :)

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  96. I love the pattern! Can’t wait to have it and cast on. You made a beautiful sweater and Hanna’s looks gorgeous too!

    Happy New Year!

    Maria

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  97. i LOVE it!!!! owls are one of my favorite animals, of which I have many favorites. I really hope you release this pattern, it might just have to shove all my WPIs out the window until its finished! I also have a friend I am teaching to knit and I know she would love this as a first sweater project because she is so in love with owls also. Beautiful!!!!

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  98. Wandered over here from Ravelry. Your sweater is fabulous and you photographed it amazingly well! Thank you so much for offering to make the pattern available to us!

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  99. OOOH, these owls is a very beautiful sweater, and I would very much like to receive a copy. I do not know how I have been living so long without it.
    Happy new year
    from Solveig in Denmark

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  100. your owl sweater is gorgeous
    last year i made a hat with cable owl hats on it
    which i love
    but your owl sweater is even more amazing
    would love to see the pattern!!!

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  101. You should absolutely write up a pattern. I squealed with delight when I saw the owls. Never before have I seen owls knitted like this.

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  102. Wow !! what a beautiful sweater !!
    Love the design, would love knit this sweater.
    Can you please let us know when you will have the pattern available ??
    Please add me to your pattern list.

    Thanks
    LC

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  103. Oh, I love it so much – I would dash out this instant to buy yarn to cast on if I could. Please add me to your Owl list… and congrats on a fantastic pattern!

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  104. I’ve been looking for something to knit with my Christmas John Lewis vouchers, and I’ve found it! I would absolutely LOVE a pattern :D

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  105. Hi!
    I’ve just discovered your blog after admiring your owl sweater pattern on Ysolda’s blog. I have a special fondness for those strange and beautiful birds.This is such a stylish, flattering design and I’m very impressed that Ysolda’s friend made it as a first sweater! Maybe I could do it too! Whenever you publish these wonderful owls I would love a copy please and I’d be more than happy to pay for it!

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  106. I can’t remember if I commented before on how adorable this is and that I would definitely be interested in the pattern, so I may be repeating myself here:
    This is adorable!

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  107. I love this, I keep coming back to look at it in fits of needing-something-to-cheer-me-up. :) I also sent it to my mom, who loves Owls. Can’t wait to see the pattern and yes! Every owl has its own personality. :)

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  108. I can see myself wearing that sweater. It looks really simple and plain from far away, but there’s still that something…and in this particular sweater the “something” is the owls. And yes, I would love to have a pattern. :)

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  109. So cute! I could see myself and my 5 year old daughter sporting one of these sweaters! Her’s would have to be pink or purple of course. I look forward to the pattern release!

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  110. Hi! Wow – I’m totally a Mimi-come-lately, but I’d love a copy of the pattern too if you’re doing it. It’s a creative and practical design. You could definitely charge for the pattern if you wanted to!
    ~Mimi

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  111. What a wonderful and fun sweater! It’s full of character, and I especially love owls. I would love to make this sweater. Also love the shaping on it as well, looks so well fitted. Thanks :)

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  112. Hello,

    I would so love to knit this sweater! It’s one of the most beautiful need to knit sweaters I’ve seen in a long time. Please let me know where you are going to sell this pattern.

    Victoria

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  113. This jumper is AMAZING! I don’t think that there are enough capitals in the world to express this. I know of at least 3 people (me included) who would love to own a jumper like this. I will bow down and worship at your feet for a week for a copy of this pattern.

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  114. I just came over here from Ysolda’s blog, your sweater is absolutely gorgeous! Not only would I strongly recommend you write up your pattern but I’d be selling it if I were you! It’s beautiful, so unique and quirky. I’d definitely pay for it (and I really don’t pay for patterns very often!)

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  115. Hi,
    this pattern is so funny and toungue-in-cheak. I would like to get a copy too. I have a nice collection of coloured buttons; I think there are some rainbow-owls in my future! Thank you for sharing.

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  116. This is the most amazing sweater! It’s brilliant! I, like everyone else, can’t wait for the pattern… my fingers are already itching to do the owls!

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  117. This is an absolutely gorgeous sweater! I would love to knit one if you choose to publish the pattern.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  118. I love this sweater. Such a cute idea. Please do let me know when you have written up the pattern.

    Thanks!

    Sheila aka “mathmom” on Rav.

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  119. Wow, I’d say people do want this pattern… and I am one of them.

    Put it for sale on Ravelry- even for just a little bit. You’d get to buy yourself a happy New Years present and I am sure no one would mind paying something for such a cute pattern! (just my unsolicited two cents ;)

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  120. I just saw this on Ysolda’s site and immediately fell in love!! The owls are wonderful, and very clever. I would be very happy to receive a copy of the pattern. Thanks!!

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  121. This is one awesome sweater! I would really really really love to make this — one of my father’s favorite memories of me as a child has to do with owls :)

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  122. Love the sweater! I am loving owls all of a sudden. I would love a copy of the pattern when it’s ready! I never thought I’d want to wear owls, but the design is so beautiful!

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  123. I LOVE owls – this is fantastic! I would love a pattern to make my own short sleeved version. Thanks!

    P.S. The individual personality owls really make it :)

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  124. I saw this posted on Ysolda’s site, and I would indeed die of cuteness were this to be made into a pattern. Please do it! It’s beautiful and adoooooooorable!

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  125. I came over from Ysolda’s site, too. Please add me to whatever list you have for notifying folks when the pattern is available. I’m *super* excited about making this – it is beautiful!

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  126. I made a baby version owl vest for my cabbage patch kid ages ago, but I definitely need to make me an owl sweater! This is adorable, please let me know when/where the pattern is available!

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  127. I love this pattern it’s absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for making a pattern for us all. Yes please I’d love a pattern. Can’t wait I’m already planning my yarn shop

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  128. You’ve done a lovely job of the sweater. Lots of my friends have this faved on Ravelry and I keep thinking about it. I’d love to receive the pattern!

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  129. I LOVE the owls! Very wise and whimsical. Please add me to your e-mail list if you write up the pattern. We all need a little whimsy and wisdom! Thank you.

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  130. Hi there, I echo all of the comments above -this pattern is great! If you have already written it up, I would love a copy – please let me knowwhat you are charging. All the best, Laura

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