Fashion Friday :: owls, revisited

Whoo-whoo wears wool in spring?

20140327-162256.jpgThis girl does.

But if you’re going to have to wear your winter woolies when spring has already sprung, it might as well be something you totally completely love.

I made this owls pullover back in the fall of 2009, and I still love it to pieces.

for Rav: o w l s
(pictured here with TTL Mystery Socks 2009, my Michigan Radio mug, and much shorter hair)

My favorite owl is the one on the back, with purple eyes:



They look pink in this pic, but they really are purple – I should have included this handknit in my recent roundup of my obsession with purple+gold.

I tend to gravitate towards making raglan sweaters, but I’ve realized lately that I really, really like wearing yoked sweaters. I think the only yoked sweaters I’ve made for myself are this one and Zelkova, and now I’m wondering why, because both Owls and Zelkova are two of my very favorite sweaters.

Which kind of sweater do you tend to want to knit – raglan, yoked, set-in sleeves? And which do you think is most flattering on you?


4 thoughts on “Fashion Friday :: owls, revisited

  1. I love my owls sweater, but I think I need to rip and re-knit because of the fit! It was an early sweater in my knitting career, which has something to do with it, I’m sure.

  2. I made OWLS for my daughter when she was 2. She was so cute in that sweater, but has since gotten so warm-blooded the only hand knits she’ll wear are winter hats, mittens and socks!
    I like how easy it is to knit top-down raglans, but I find set-in sleeve sweaters really are more flattering on me.

    • I like how easy top-down raglans are, too, which is why I tend to gravitate towards them. I think set-in sleeves are more flattering on me as well – I shouldn’t let myself be put off by them.

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