Owls Sweater

Can you see the owls in my sweater?

owls sweater

There they are! Owl-shaped cables form the yoke of this sweater. See their little feet, lined up in a row?

You know, some people hate orange, yet it looks really good on me. Since this is a sewing blog and we talk a lot about flattery and colour and such, I feel comfortable saying so without you thinking I’m full of myself. I look fantastic in orange, it makes my skin glow! Orange all the way!

Anyways, the sweater. It’s Kate Davies’s Owls sweater, Ravelry notes here, and to be honest I didn’t like it that much until I took these photos. The sweater itself is about ¼” thick. I find it a little heavy and dense to wear. It takes a bit of adjusting to get the sleeves straight when putting it on. I liked it well enough, but wasn’t pumped to wear it. Until I saw how well it fits and how flattering the colour is. Now I quite like it!

close up of owls sweater

The cables around the yoke are shaped like owls, with little ears pointing up into the ribbing. You’re supposed to sew on buttons for owl eyes but I wanted my owls sweater to be less literal.

The yarn is Puffin, from Quince & Co in colour Nasturtium. There’s a lot of orange in my knitting projects! I swear I forget what I’ve already bought, so when it comes to choosing yarn I’m like ‘oooh, orange!’ all over again. (Brace yourself for more orange knitted things coming up.)

For a chunky, bulky sweater, it’s quite flattering and doesn’t look lumpy when on. In these photos (unless you knit and might count the stitches) it doesn’t look like a bulky yarn sweater. And it is super warm.

owls sweater by kate davies in puffin

There are these neat back darts for shaping. They are in the perfect spot for me, curving in at the back waist where I curve in. I know other people have mentioned this back shaping doesn’t work for their body shape, but luckily it worked well for my shape.

back view of owls sweater

(African violet! Still alive over two years since I got it, major success in my world..)

Overall, a nice-looking sweater. I wouldn’t normally wear orange with black but that’s what I was wearing the day I took these photos. Surprisingly I don’t hate it, but I think I’d wear this sweater with navy, charcoal grey, or denim.

owls sweater

I had originally planned to use this yarn for something else, but it didn’t work out. Which meant I had more yarn leftover…so I made a matching cowl!

state street cowl in puffin in nasturtium

My face is a bit ridiculous in this photo, but I like it because I look happy. Pattern is the State Street Cowl (Ravelry notes here) and it hangs fairly loosely around the neck in a dramatic way. I like it.

I can wear both pieces together for extra warmth. It got really hot taking these photos though, and even though they turned out blurry I didn’t want to put the whole thing back on again! But you get the idea…

matching owls cowl

What do you think: orange, yes or no? Bulky sweaters, for or against them? Matching accessories to your sweaters, good idea or too much? Have you ever made something that you were lukewarm about until you saw yourself in it?

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73 Responses to Owls Sweater

  1. autumn January 10, 2014 at 6:04 am #

    orange, yes!!! bulky CAN be tricky, but i think it works well here!! even if you wear it once every 2-3 weeks in the winter, i’d call that a success. it’s a nice, simple pull-over, and i would definitely pair it with denim or charcoal, too ;)

  2. Abby January 10, 2014 at 6:08 am #

    Orange on me, not so much. I look amazing in blues, purples, and rich, cool reds and pinks. Orange on you: definitely yes! You look great in that sweater, not to mention that the sweater itself is really well done.

  3. Samina January 10, 2014 at 6:13 am #

    Love that orange! I’ve had that pattern in my queue & favorites list forever, but the fact that it’s made with bulky weight yarn has always kept it low on the priority list. I’ve thought that the bulky weight would make it way too heavy a sweater, so I’m glad to see your comments about it. I may have to bump it up on my list!

    • Tasia January 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

      It’s still pretty heavy, but once it’s on it doesn’t feel too intense. Still quite a thick and dense fabric though!

  4. noreen January 10, 2014 at 6:31 am #

    I love the owls. I don’t (can’t) knit, but my best girlfriend made a pair of matching hats for my little boys with those owls on them. I love them to death!

  5. Becky January 10, 2014 at 6:35 am #

    I used to hate orange, because when I was a kid, my bedroom carpet was in this awful shade of it that was a relic from when my parents built the house in the 70s. I’ve since warmed up to it, and have been told on multiple occasions that it works pretty well with my complexion. The first sweater I knit was actually orange. (http://sew-and-so.blogspot.com/2012/01/wearability-factor.html) I love the color of it, but since it was my first, the knitting isn’t really all that great. I’m toying with the idea of frogging it and reknitting the yarn into something that doesn’t end up with batwing sleeves and a hem so tight that I can barely get it over my hips…but I’m also a slow knitter, and have some other projects I need to get through first!

  6. K-Line January 10, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    You do look awesome in orange. I didn’t realize that the Owls was in chunky gauge…

    And, I too look awesome in orange! :-) And we have totally different colouring. So it goes to show it’s an excellent colour.

  7. Stephanie January 10, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    Love it! Every time I see this sweater I want to make it even more.

  8. Lynn Mally January 10, 2014 at 6:50 am #

    Yes for orange! I have the same issue with fabric–many, many orange pieces.

  9. O. Jolly January 10, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    The sweater is lovely and looks beautiful on you.

  10. Sheryl January 10, 2014 at 6:53 am #

    Orange is my favourite colour for winter and summer and my favourite smell. I always feel vibrant and happy in orange. It is a very cheering colour and looks great on you!

  11. Amy January 10, 2014 at 6:55 am #

    I am a big fan of orange as well. It make me feel happy when I wear it and I always get complements too! Love orange! Yes, you do look fabulous in orange!

  12. sewlittletime January 10, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    i love the owls! I made her deco cardie last year and I have been thinking about the owls (and owlet too since i have a 5 year old!). orange on you? hell yes! on me, not so much.

  13. shanna January 10, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    I’m wearing an orange sweater (which I knit myself) right now! It’s Andi Satterlund’s Chuck, which also has a profile picture in orange, and I love the colour orange. It makes me look healthy and happy, and seems to cheer people up.
    Unfortunately, it’s also the national colour of the Netherlands, so I get a lot of remarks on being a nationalist/royalist/too early (since we celebrate on the 26th/27th/31st of april…it’s complicated:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koningsdag) but I’m getting more and more fond of orange!

    • Tasia January 10, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

      Interesting! I did not know orange is the national colour of the Netherlands. Learn something new every day, thanks for the link!

      • Lucy January 15, 2014 at 11:01 am #

        It’s why carrots are orange – they were cultivated to be the Dutch national colour!

  14. knottygnome January 10, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    very nice! i am not an orange person, but it looks great on you. i’m not the hugest bulky sweater fan simply because it gets too hot but it’s nice for accessories.

  15. Jaime January 10, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    I love the cowl with the sweater- it looks like you made the sweater with the cowl and that’s like having 2 sweaters- which is always better :)

  16. Emily January 10, 2014 at 7:22 am #

    I’m super jealous of your ability to wear orange!! My husband is an alum of Princeton University, and their colors are orange and black, so every year at reunions, everyone (myself included) pulls out their orange apparel….and pretty much everyone looks awful!! Haha! I got away with orange shorts last year, since they were far enough from my face not to look completely horrifying.

    Fantastic sweater! I love that it’s bulky weight – I may have to try that one myself. It’s suuuuper cold here in Boston, so I need all the extra warmth I can get!

    (p.s. I just wanted to say – I am seriously in love with your patterns. I’ve made a million Renfew T’s and two – *two* – Cordova Jackets, and everything fits like a dream. I swear your sloper was made for me. Thank you!!!)

    • Tasia January 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

      We have a football team here (BC Lions) that has orange and black as their colours too!
      Thanks for the comments on my patterns, I’m so glad everything is fitting you perfectly! You and I must be similarly shaped :)

  17. Kelly January 10, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    I like orange, but it’s not a great color for me. For you, though, it obviously is, you look fabulous! This sweater turned out so great, and I like it with the cowl too. It gives the sweater a whole new look!

  18. Ginger January 10, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Ooh, this is CUTE! I love orange, and think it’s pretty flattering on many skin tones, although it’s not always easy to style. I love how this looks on you!

  19. didyoumakethat January 10, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    I’m with you all the way on orange. I have several orange items in my wardrobe. My skin tone works well with strong colours. Jumper looks fab and LOVE the cowl.

  20. Amanda January 10, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    Orange, YES!! I love it dearly but can only get away with certain shades – this pumpkin-y orange you have here is a really good one, and I think it’s very flattering on you! :)

    I just saw Lauren’s version of Owls, and now yours, and I hadn’t previously thought it was so flattering but you two ladies are changing my mind. Obviously the owls are adorable but they aren’t enough for me to make it if it’s gonna make me look frumpy, but even being a bulky knit it’s still a lovely fit :) Love the cowl too!! :)

  21. Jessica January 10, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    I love it! The orange looks really great on you, the fit is nicely flattering, it seems like the owls add some nice visual interest on top but they’re subtle too, and for a bulky sweater it doesn’t look heavy at all. I’ve seen this sweater TONS of times and never felt an inkling to make it … until now!

    By the way, orange is one of my favorite knits colors, too. I keep being drawn to yarns in the orange-to-red-to-purple range. Which is funny, because my favorite color is blue. I’ve got a bright-ish orange turtleneck and a persimmon cowl and I just love wearing them all the time. So I say – yeay to orange! (And I know you don’t wear much brown, but it goes lovely with orange, too).

    By the way, congratulations on the new book! That’s super exciting! And knowing you, it will be thorough, practical, well-organized, and totally user-friendly.

  22. MTangel January 10, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    I really love that Owls sweater. I’ve been seeing it a lot and wish I could knit. Much as I love coral and tangerine, I look terrible in any shade of orange. I just put them in quilts instead. Soft pink is my color (luckily, it’s my favorite!), but you do look great in orange!

  23. Jo January 10, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    Yay to orange, yay to bulky and yay to matching accessories! Bulky knits up so fast-I’ve never knit a sweater out of it but can imagine it being so satisfyingly quick! And the matching accessory is cool-it’s like you get two looks out of your sweater, almost like you have two garments for the price of one :)
    I usually don’t have much left from mine but next time I do, I may copy you haha!

  24. Loretta January 10, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    I do so admire your knitting skills. The owls are darling. I used to hate orange, but in my middle years I love it! I sometimes wear it too. My MIL’s favourite colour was orange so it reminds me so much of her.
    It’s a wonderful sweater!

  25. Marie January 10, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    This is gorgeous! I’ve had a nose at Kate Davies’ website and already fallen in love with 3 patterns… Unfortunately I’m a hopeless knitter so I’ve had to put in a quick phone request to my Mother :)

  26. Jeri Sullivan January 10, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Love it! This is in my queue but I am going with gray Cascades Eco + that is in my stash. Will probably knit during the Ravellinic games in February.

    Now that I see your bright happy version though, I am considering a “Pepto Bysmal” pink one. I am not a huge orange gal myself, but I do love PINK :)

  27. Lucy January 10, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    Looking good! I like the orange in you – it’s not a colour that looks good on me. I made my owls in charcoal – I like all the coloured versions but wanted mine to be a more natural colour, I guess. I did do the buttons and it took me an entire fricking evening :-) I was also worried about the chunky wool but it’s soooo warm.

    Someone on Lauren’s blog said that without the eyes it looks like bunnies with their paws over their ears, which is a cute way of looking at it.

    • Tasia January 10, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

      I can’t see the bunnies :( that does sound cute! It must be like those magic eye art pictures, I’ll keep looking till I see them…

  28. veelau January 10, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    I love the colour orange, but I can’t wear it against my face. The sweater looks awesome, and I love that pattern. I have to be careful with bulky yarn, but when its done well and I’ve nailed the shaping, I can get away with wearing it.

    Favourite colour is blue on me.

  29. Suz January 10, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Aw it’s lovely! Well done :)

  30. Sandra January 10, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    Super cute sweater, orange looks great on you, yuck on me.
    Live in Houston where it can be warm (70) during the winter, not much bulky sweater weather.
    How do you find time to knit, run your own business, write a book and sew???

    • Tasia January 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

      That’s a good question, I think because I cram activities into every bit of time available? I knit in the car, on the train, in waiting rooms. I’d review the book pages while eating lunch. I’m very organized and make a lot of lists. And also, while I was working on the book, I did very little else besides work! Being creative is important to me, so I make the time. I don’t watch a lot of TV and if I do, I’m knitting!

  31. colleen January 10, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    It’s really beautiful yarn and I love the color on you. I especially love that second photo! I like this pattern because it doesn’t seem bulky and it’s got to be a quick knit, no?


  32. catherine January 10, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    It looks great! You are an inspiration & orange looks wonderful on you. I wear it too. It looks OK on me but definitely suits you better, I wear it because it’s one of my favourite colours – especially now when the UK can be v monochrome. I’m envious of your knitting talent. Is almost all your clothing made by you now? This is one to be proud of – warm & flattering – a great combination.

    • Tasia January 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

      I do make a lot of my clothing, but then I also don’t have as much to sew as I’d like, so I may buy a few things to fill the holes. I’d say probably 75% of my closet is made by me? With nearly all my sweaters and dresses made by me, but a few things are purchased like jeans and coats & blazers.

      • Catherine January 13, 2014 at 4:52 am #

        Thank you. 75% is impressive. I agree with you about time. I don’t run a business, but I do work and I never have enough time to sew. I would like to go on a retreat where I do nothing but sew (and maybe walk around in some lovely grounds for fresh air) for a week, with no other responsibilities, someone else organising food, housework etc. Wouldn’t that be heaven?

        • Tasia January 13, 2014 at 10:33 am #

          Yes, that would be wonderful! Somewhere with plenty of big windows and fresh air and hammocks :)

  33. Amy January 10, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Ooh you are the second person I have seen make this! Is it tricky to make? I have never knitted anything in the round before… I might have a go!

    • Tasia January 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

      It’s not that tricky, but then again I have been knitting for three years now, so my idea of what’s tricky might be different than yours. I like knitting in the round, that part is easy to me, just round and round and round with no turning or stopping. But the pattern is well-explained and thousands of people have made it, so I think you’ll be fine!

      • Lucy January 10, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

        If you can knit and purl, you can make this. There’s cabling, but that looks much more flashy than it is – all you’re doing is putting some stitches onto another needle for a minute so you can knit stitches out of order.

        The hardest part for a newbie is probably going to be the short rows in the neckline, but this was the first time I’d done those and had no problems – just looked for a decent blog tutorial.

        Knitting in the round is easy – once you’ve joined the round by just knitting into the first stitch you cast on, it’s plain sailing all the way. The only trick is to remember to use a marker (I just use a bit of extra yarn and knot it to make a loop, but you can get pretty ones) so you know where your round starts and finishes! I like it because there’s no faffing around with right sides and wrong sides – you’re always on the right side.

  34. Amy January 10, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    You look fabulous in orange!!

  35. Gina January 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    Blaze hunting orange always comes to mind first, which doesn’t compliment many people. But this burnt orange is really nice with your hair and skin. It would also be good paired with chocolate and sand tones.

  36. Helen January 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    I have been loving orange recently, and I love your sweater! It looks like a lovely happy sweater. Nice, when most people are wearing dark colours in winter! I can’t knit, and am pregnant anyway, so it would never fit, but would love to knit this if I could!

  37. Ryan January 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    I knitting a sweater right now that is kind of orange. In the store the yarn looked like a coral, but in my house at night it looks orange. I looked at the name of the color on the ball of yarn finally when I added my project to Ravelry and it is apparently Salmon. I don’t wear much orange but I have an orange short sleeve sweater I really like and recently purchased a scarf that is purples and oranges that seems to go with a lot of things. I also wear a lot of purple now lately.

    Your owl sweater turned out great. I favorited the pattern 2 or three years ago but haven’t made it yet. I’m thinking about using a doubled aran yarn since I don’t have any bulky yarn in my stash. I agree that it doesn’t look like a bulky weight sweater and after this sport weight sweater (that is almost all 2×2 ribbing) I’ll be ready for something quicker.

  38. Helen January 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    Love the owl sweater. I think it is quite classic. If you do it next time you can try to do the decreases and increases from the side. Orange looks great on you.

  39. Virginia January 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Orange is great on you, but I don’t know if I’d choose it for myself. I’ve honestly never tried it.

    I’m a huge fan of bulky jumpers, and this jumper seems to be turning up all over the place. Lets be honest, wouldn’t you prefer a thick jumper to a hoody? (Says the woman who’s going to make her and her mum purple hoodies.)

  40. Linda January 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    Love the owls! I don’t knit, but I did crochet an owl hat for a friend from a pattern I purchased on etsy. I absolutely love how it turned out. I put buttons on her hat, and it did make it very owlish, so I can see why on a sweater it might be a bit too much. Orange is one of my definite NO colors, although peach is sometimes fine. It is a great color for you!

  41. Jaclyn January 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Gorgeous sweater! I like orange, but it definitely has to be the right shade on the right person–it’s not flattering to everyone. But it’s such a cheerful color! I have a couple of orange pieces of clothing that I don’t wear super often but I typically really enjoy them when I do get them out.

    My fun, cheerful shade is yellow–I have a yellow plaid button-up that I got a couple of years ago that just makes me SO HAPPY every time I wear it. My winter coat is also bright yellow–what way to combat the winter blues!

    I have to compliment you on your knitting. I enjoy knitting, but I have never progressed beyond basic hats and scarves and a few baby things. I don’t own double-pointed needles, so I can’t do anything that requires them, and I don’t know any more advanced techniques. But I’d like to learn. I think I’m just intimidated by how expensive yarn can be. Funny–fabric prices don’t seem to bother me as much, or at least not enough to stop me from buying it and sewing things whenever I feel like it! Maybe it’s just because I am less confident in my skills and I don’t want to waste it.

  42. Nadia Lewis January 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    I’ve been going the opposite direction: I have been focusing on late 1940s – early 1960s vintage, so I have been knitting clothes on lace/fingering weight yarns. Yes, the clothes take forever to make, but I don’t need dozens of sweaters or knit dresses! Just the right ones! :)

  43. Andrea January 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    I also say yay to orange! It’s an acceptable color for me to wear but looks even better on you. I’m thinking your sweater looks so good with black because it’s more of a red-orange, so not traditional Halloween pumpkin orange.

    I enjoy seeing your knitting projects — your choices compliment your overall style. I’m still hoping to be a knitter someday myself.

  44. Sally January 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    Yes to the orange! And the owls! And bulky sweaters! And the cowl! :):):)

    I had a dress I made that I really didn’t care for after I finished it, mostly due to a slightly uneven collar that I now realize no one but me would probably notice! And I always get compliments when I wear it and it’s one of my now favorites! So yes, give it a chance or two or three and you might end up loving it! :)

  45. Ally - Design Rewind Fashions January 10, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Orange is my favorite color! I always say “it is happy without the agressiveness of red.” Love the owl sweater! It looks amazing on you!

  46. Sarah Perry-Correia January 11, 2014 at 5:39 am #

    Love the pattern. Made a similarly patterned owl sweater for a friend’s baby daughter. It was a vintage one that a friend had saved.

  47. Sarah January 11, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Orange is awesome! And it comes in so many different shades, I think one of them is likely to flatter just about anyone. As a halloween junky, I love matching orange and black, but I’m thinking of making an orange and white dress for the summer. Until I realized I already have an orange and white sundress, haha. Two can’t be a bad thing though…

  48. Fara January 11, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    I have knitted before years ago and made a couple of great sweaters for my husband. I had the help of a local knitting shop which has long ago closed. You have inspired me to pick up the needles again and give it another try making sweaters for myself. Do you buy your supplies online or locally? I might find it hard to choose without actually feeling the yarn. Does anyone make their purchases online and is there an online shop that is helpful?

    • Tasia January 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

      I buy probably half locally, half online. For online shops, I like Happy Knits and I used to buy from EatSleepKnit before they changed their shipping policies to exclude free shipping to Canada. I like Knit Purl also, and for buying only one type of yarn, I like Quince & Co and Brooklyn Tweed. (This yarn is from Quince & Co.) Oh and in Canada, I like Tanis Fiber Arts. Hm, maybe I buy mostly online.
      You can always order one skein, to make a hat or mitts or something, to try out the yarn first. If you love it, then buy a sweater’s worth!

  49. Louisa January 11, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    Orange is my hands-down favourite colour! And I don’t care if it flatters my complexion or not, I wear it anyhow. Your sweater is delightful, Tasia, but I really think the owls need eyes to see with. Just a thought…

  50. Emily January 11, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Really love this pattern and yes, the colour does really suit you! Usually I disapprove of matching accessories, but the thing I like about the cowl is that with the sweater it kinda just looks like an extension of it, rather than a separate piece.. but you can also wear it on its own and that works too.. :) like it. matching gloves would probably get a no from me though to be honest :(

  51. maddie January 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

    Yes, yes and yes to orange. It’s hard to wear bulky, but if it is paired with slouchier / more loose fitting pieces, it can work.

  52. Laura Mae January 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Love this pattern every time I see it made up! And I am especially pleased to see it in a happy color – so many of the versions use grays and browns (perhaps more owl appropriate, but not nearly as fun!). Congrats on another successful knitting project!

  53. Awfulknitter January 12, 2014 at 1:50 am #

    Yeah, I love that orange on you! Orange isn’t necessarily a colour I’d immediately choose to wear myself – but then there aren’t usually a lot of clothing choices available in orange. I’m wondering whether I’d find it flattered me too! But then if there’s a colour you like that you can’t wear against your skin or face, you can always wear it otherwise. I like egg-yolk yellow tights (they actually go with lots of other colours) so much that I have four pairs, but I’ve tried the colour in jumpers and dresses, and it just makes me look weirdly ill…sigh…

  54. Zita January 12, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    All of the items (sweaters, specifically) that you have knitted in the last year have been absolutely exquisite in their fit. Do you modify the patterns according to your own specific measurements or do you choose a size that provides some negative ease and allow the shaping to occur through the inherent stretch of the knit?

    • Tasia January 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

      The second one – I’ve picked mostly fitted knits, which stretch to fit. I also tend to wear my cardigans unbuttoned over the bust, buttoned at the waist, which allows for some flexibility in fit. Pullovers stretch completely to fit, so as long as they are long enough, they fit. I choose a size with negative or zero ease, usually. I’ve started to knit some things with more ease and I’m liking that fit as well, sometimes it’s nice to have more room and not have a sweater fitting tight to the body.
      Hope this helps! I think I’ve been lucky in that most things I’ve knit, fit. (Those that don’t, usually don’t make it on to the blog as I rip them out and start again until they do fit.)

  55. Heather January 13, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    I made this jumper too! Mine is in purple though, I don’t really like me in orange. It’s a really good colour on you though. I love this pattern, it fits me so well and doesn’t feel bulky at all. It is very warm though. Usually that’s great, but I’m pregnant so it’s a bit too warm this winter and I’ve hardly worn it, but I lived it in last winter!

    I’d really like to make myself more of this shape of jumper, but I think I might try and adjust the pattern for a thinner yarn so it isn’t quite so warm.

  56. June January 15, 2014 at 7:20 am #

    I love the owl sweater and I love orange! WTG!

  57. Jane January 17, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    Love, love, love this! Putting into my queue right now. It looks so flattering on you!

  58. Scarlett January 27, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    I love your sweater and the cowl looks amazing like that. Orange definitely suits- lucky because it doesn’t suit me. Does Yellow suit you?

    • Tasia January 28, 2014 at 9:29 am #

      Thank you! It depends on the yellow, I like golden yellows more than lemon yellows, and with mustard yellows it’s hit or miss!


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