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Snowy Owl Cardigan

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Knitting
October 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
12mo (18mo, 2T, 3T, 4T)
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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.

Yarn:
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

Needles:
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

Materials:
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)

Please feel free to email me with any questions at myknittedheart@gmail.com

Thanks for looking!

xoxo,
Liz