Owl & Cap by Penny Straker

Owl & Cap

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April 2010
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
650 - 1040 yards (594 - 951 m)
Children's 2, 4, 6, 8
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“No one knows who originally conceived of making owls with cabling but when I opened my first yarn shop in 1962 a dear and elderly customer came in to wish me well and gave me her hand written copy of the owls. From this worn and dog-eared direction I designed this cardigan. Now in its eighth printing, Owl has continued to be a cherished and popular design through the decades. Grown women have asked for an adult version – I’m working on it!

For the confident beginner or Intermediate knitter, it is knit on #5 needles, and the owls show to best advantage when worked with smooth-worsted spun wool, cotton or a blend of these fibers. The hardest part of making Owl is sewing on all 16 tiny pearl buttons for the owls’ eyes while keeping them perfectly vertical!

Sizes 2 – 8. Available in baby sizes in fingering weight as #B818.“