Last week I took a quick break from my (many) sweater projects to whip up a test knit – this is Poklon by ysolda, the latest of her Knitworthy patterns.
Isn’t he so cute?! Ysolda’s pup is a girl, but I think mine is a boy.
There were some very slight changes to the pattern while I was knitting and editing it, but overall it was very quick, if a bit fiddly (like most toys). Make sure you have enough stuffing, because it takes more than you think to make it firm enough!
I used Cascade Eco wool and 4mm needles, so my pup is bigger – about 24″ from the base of the tail to the tip of the nose. I think he might need a sweater!
I didn’t have safety eyes, so I just embroidered on the eyes with brown and black sock yarn. I used the black sock yarn doubled for the nose and mouth – I love the little smile! Embroidering good faces is hard, so don’t worry if you have to redo it a couple times. I certainly needed to.
Probably as close to a pet dog as we’ll get, living in this apartment! Pretty great for snuggles, and no cleaning up after him. ;) The pattern is available as part of the Knitworthy collection. Check it out on Ravelry.
I’ll have a new sweater pattern of my own this week too! Stay tuned.