Owl Post Pullover by Joan Forgione

Owl Post Pullover

Knitting
January 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
950 - 2090 yards (869 - 1911 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL) Shown in size S. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust: 30 (34, 38¼, 42¼, 46½, 50½, 54¾, 58¾, 64, 68¼) in. / 76 (86.5, 97, 107.5, 118, 128.5, 139, 149, 162.5, 173.5) cm, Front Length: 21 (21½, 22, 23, 24, 25, 25½, 26½, 27, 2
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In the Harry Potter films, wizards use owls to send and receive letters, packages, and other mail. At Hogwarts, the post owls live in the Owlery—a set first seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. While a live set was used for filming, some shots employed a highly detailed miniature replica that even included miniature owls of multiple sizes and species.

An ode to owl post, this pullover begins with the cable panel knit flat then joined to form a circle. Stitches are picked up along the top edge and worked in the round up to the neck to form the yoke. The bottom-edge stitches are picked up and worked in the round for the body and sleeves down to the hem, with a cabled owl motif surprise on one sleeve. The inner body hem is worked in a contrasting color with duplicate stitch in the main color for the secret message, “by owl post.”

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL)
Shown in size S.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 30 (34, 38¼, 42¼, 46½, 50½, 54¾, 58¾, 64, 68¼) in. / 76 (86.5, 97, 107.5, 118, 128.5, 139, 149, 162.5, 173.5) cm
Front Length: 21 (21½, 22, 23, 24, 25, 25½, 26½, 27, 27½) in. / 53.5 (54.5, 56, 58.5, 61, 63.5, 65, 67.5, 68.5, 70) cm

YARN
Rowan Felted Tweed Aran (50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 95 yd. / 87 m per 1¾ oz. / 50 g ball)
Main Color (MC): #777 Clay, 9 (10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21) balls
Contrast Color (CC): #719 Granite, 1 ball