Tuesday, March 18, 2008

How Cute is Butch?

Meet Butch! This is Kristen's little black (Webkinz) lab! She has about 5 little Webkinz guys, 3 are dogs, (she loves dogs) 1 frog and one 'Lil Webkinz' which is a pig. She names them all of course.

I don't know what made me think of knitting a little doggy sweater for them, but I searched on Ravelry last week just to see if I could find anything. There were only 3 patterns for Webkinz, and only one of those was free. So, with some 'old' acrylic yarn, in Kristen's favorite color of orange, I cast on to see what the pattern would look like.

What do you think? Rather cute huh? I thought so, and the pattern takes all of 2 hours to knit! I changed the back slightly. You could either BO straight once you got the length you needed or decrease to 3 stitches at the back. I did neither but just decreased about 3 times, then it was long enough for Butch so I bound off.

Kristen's well pleased with it, now she wants sweaters for all her little guys! Mean while Jaden is sitting patiently waiting for me to pick her up again ;-)

11 comments:

Annie said...

What a sweet mom you are! We have "Brownie" the pony. Hmmmmm....That would be a cute Easter basket idea....thanks!!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness - I need to knit some for girls' webkinz. they would be in 7th heaven!

Where did you find the patterns?

Cheri said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed the pattern. My kids are forever asking me to knit things for their stuffed animals and it's a perfect way to use up those little bits of leftover yarns. That Webkinz black lab is cute, my hubby gave me the yellow lab (I pretend it's a golden retriever :) )

Ann said...

It's so cute. Thank goodness my girls are too old for these now - so I can get on with my knitting.

Ren said...

what a cute sweater! i'm glad your daughter likes it. : )

a friend to knit with said...

oh my goodness! that is adorable!!
we have a few webkinz upstairs that i do believe look pretty cold! :)

Katie said...

that is so cute! i love the black with the yellow.

nuttyirishman said...

I've got to get my son some of these. He's been fussing at me for some time now, but I still am a little iffy on what they actually are! Love the sweater! :-)

Kacy said...

Ok, that is absolutely adorable~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am jealous! You think I could do that? I don't know anything about patterns, but did learn 3 ways to knit last week. My daughter LOVES webkinz. Can you give me your daughters name and I'll let Olivia know. Does she play Club Penguin too? Let me know!

Windy Knitty said...

That is so cute! It looks like you picked the perfect color, too:)

Grace said...

cute cute cute