After several weeks of jumper dithering, I have finally made a decision and cast on.
Can you guess what I decided on in the end?
Yes, of course it’s an owls jumper. It’s a chunky jumper, it’s never going to be part of my work wardrobe (unless the office heating breaks down in January or something), and it will be cosy and snuggly and the owls will make me smile every time I look down or catch sight of myself in a mirror. I am knitting a combination of several different sizes as I think that will be a better fit; I’ve cast on for the 44″-46″ size to fit my hips, will work extra back waist decreases to come down to the 42″ size, then I may work fewer increases after the waist so I knit the 40″ size for the bust (though I’m not quite sure about that – I’m going to check the fit after the first set of increases), and will then add some raglan-style increases just after joining the sleeves so I knit the yoke of the 38″ size to fit my shoulders.
I did think about making it as a cardigan, but actually I really like the way the jumper looks and am not quite sure about the cardigan versions, and with so many sizing modifications anyway I thought that might get too complicated!