About 2.5 years ago I knit a very cute sweater for A. The pattern was Owlet by Kate Davies, and I chose a deep red colour of King Cole Merino Aran. I had a lot of fun knitting it and it worked up very quickly. The owls’ eyes are supposed to be buttons but at that time I hadn’t found Suzy Q’s (my favorite vintage button shop) so I used wood beads instead. A wore that sweater until last fall (my kids grow very slowly) and got quite a lot of use out of it. Now that it is getting downright cold again here, I dug it out to try on P. Sure enough, it fits her perfectly and the red colour is fine for a girl too. Since both kids will have worn the sweater it has now probably secured it’s place as a family heirloom and the classic design will probably still work for the grandkids someday.
6 thoughts on “The Knit That Keeps on Giving”
Adorable. I wish I had someone small to knit that for.
You should knit the grown-up one for yourself, I think it would be quite spunky.
SO CUTE. Does the pattern come for adults, too?
It does actually! I believe she wrote the adult version first and then followed it up with the kids and babies version. You can find it on Ravelry:
I’ve also really wanted to knit her Paper Dolls sweater for years now but still haven’t gotten around to it.
Oh my goodness-thank you so much! That is definitely getting added to my list of projects 🙂
Beautiful – I love the beads, even though I’m a buttonholic! =D