I forgot to post the link to this pattern. You can find it here: http://needled.wordpress.com/designs/
I can’t wait to teach a class on how to make this sweater this October. This is a great sweater for beginners to sweater knitting. Not only is the body and the yoke knit in one piece, it’s done in bulky weight so you could potentially finish your sweater in less than two weeks. I’ve read of people doing it in a week, but I can’t imagine the strain on your hands after constant use of bulky gauge needles.
Again, I did both sleeves at once using the magic loop method. I found it’s easier to keep my sleeves more uniform this way. One thing I adore about this sweater is how the waist shaping is done by a series of increases and decreases done on the back side of the sweater (see image below).
If you’re interested in taking the class (and live in the pdx area), it should fun. This is a great sweater for people who are starting to consider knitting their first sweater. I’m excited to be able to share the experience for knitting this pattern with others. Here are the class details (you can also view an abbreviated version on the Naked Sheep’s website):
Owls Sweater Class:
Saturdays (October 3, 17 and 24)
Have you always wanted to make that perfect sweater as a gift for a special friend or relative this holiday season, but you don’t have loads of time? Knit in bulky weight yarn this stylish sweater makes the perfect quick knit gift. Also, this sweater requires very little sewing or seaming. Natalie will help students customize size dimensions for the pattern if needed. She can also convert the pullover pattern into a cardigan version if desired. Students will learn how to make two sleeves at a time using the magic loop method.
Notions & Supplies Needed:
- Large tapestry needle
- Cable needles (if you are new to making cables)
- 24” circular needle in appropriate size for yarn used
- 32” or greater circular needle in appropriate size for yarn used. If you are using the Magic Loop 40″ circulars are highly recommended.
- Optional: 40-50 buttons or large beads for owl eyes
Any bulky weight soft yarn.
- Universal Yarns Chunky Classic
- Cascade 128
- Cascade Soft Spun
- Eco Wool or Eco +
Not recommended: any boucle or fur yarns.
Advanced beginner. Students must be able to Knit in the round as well as increase and decrease.