Wowligan (wee owligan) by Kate Davies
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Wowligan (wee owligan)

Knitting
July 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
411 - 822 yards (376 - 752 m)
6 mos to 10 years
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Wowligan (wee owligan)

Cute yoked cardigan with cabled owls and 8 sizes to fit babies, toddlers and kids.
With a choice of charted or written instructions, and the option of knitting the sleeves flat or in the round, this is a speedy knit, and a great wee sweater for beginners.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m /120 yds per 50g skein) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
A good superwash alternative is Debbie Bliss Baby
Cashmerino (Sport weight; 55% wool, 33% microfibre, 12%
cashmere; 125m / 137yds per 50g ball). Yarn quantities have been calculated with a 5% allowance to allow for swatching. If adding significant length to either body or sleeves, please add an extra skein

Gauge
26 sts and 34 rows to 10cm / 4in over stockinette stitch. For reference, gauge was achieved on a 3.5mm needle.

Needles and Notions
60cm / 24in circular needle at gauge-size and below gauge-size for body and yoke
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working sleeves either in the round or back and forth.
26 (28, 30, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38) x 0.5-1cm / ¼-½in buttons for owl eyes (optional)
Waste yarn. 4 stitch markers. Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
3 x 1.5cm / ½in buttons for front bands.

Sizing
Measure the dimensions of a garment that already fits the child well, and knit the size closest to this.
Chest (in) 18 3/4 (20, 21, 21 3/4, 23 3/4, 24 3/4, 26 3/4, 28 3/4)
Length to underarm (in)
6½ 7½ 8.0 8½ 10.0 11.0 12.0 12½
Yoke depth (in)
4¾ 4¾ 4¾ 5½ 5½ 5¾ 6.0 6.0
Neck circumference (in)
10.0 10.0 10¾ 10¾ 11¼ 12.0 12½ 13.0
Sleeve circumference (in)
6¼ 6½ 7.0 7½ 7¾ 8.0 8½ 9.0
Sleeve length to underarm (in)
6½ 7½ 8.0 8½ 10.0 11.0 12.0 12½

Credits
Tech editing by Jen Arnall Culliford
Test knitting by Melanie Ireland
Photography by Fergus Ford
Model: SOFIA