Thursday, December 20, 2007

Webkinz Sweater Pattern


Girl child loves her Webkinz and my younger two have mentioned wanting clothes for their toys (and seem to think that I'm magic and can knit just about anything....boy have I got them fooled!) But looking at the toy sweater I thought I can do that. And I did.

Webkinz Sweater (I knit this specifically for the dalmation dog shown, but am sure that it'll fit a variety of the animals)

Yarn: I used some worsted weight stuff I had sitting around that my neighbor gave me.

Needles: Size 7

Cast on 32 stitches and join to knit in the round.

1st row (and pretty much all rows) k1, p2, k2 to end stitch k1

Knit for an inch or so (shorter if you don't want to roll the neckband like a turtleneck).

In rib pattern rib 16 stitches (put these 16 on spare needle or holder) bind off 4 rib 11 (12 stitches), next row bind off 4 rib to end (work back and forth on these 8 stitches for 4 rows)

(for the above photo I slipped the last stitch on these rows)

On row 5 rib across the 8 stitches and cast on 8 stitches (use your favorite, for this sweater I used on a knitted cast on, for another one I have on needles I used a backward loop), pm, rib across the 16 stitches on holder, pm, cast on 8.

Rib in established rib pattern for about 2 inches (depending upon how long you'd like for it to be, keeping in mind the length of the stuffed animal's body). Then either cast off all of the stitches loosely, or if you'd like the top of the back to be a tad longer with the curved edge, cast off the 24 "bottom" stitches, knit 2 rows in rib from the 16 "back" stitches, then on right side row K1, ssk, rib to last 3 stitches k2tog, k1, rib the next row, k1, ssk, rib to last 3 stitches, k2 tog k1....repeat last two rows once or twice and bind off loosely.

Please drop me a line if you use this pattern and let me know how it works for you and if you modify it. This is the first pattern I've put out here in cyber world and I'd love to know if you love/hate it. Thanks!

21 comments:

Lara said...

Cute! I came across the pattern on Ravelry. My kids (all 4) got multiple Webkinz for Christmas and my oldest was asking about knitting a little sweater for her white terrier. Thanks for the pattern!

mrsderv said...

This is great - found it through Ravelry.

Martha said...

that looks get... I've done a sweater few months ago for my child's webkinz using the knitting looms.
may have to try my hand at needle knitting your pattern.

Lisa said...

OMG - THANK YOU. Both by girls love and have many webkinz and they will love these sweaters.

Stay tuned - once I finish my Lady Eleanor, I will be knitting quite a few of these.

Thanks again.

anne said...

Hi Cheri, I would like to knit webkinz. What type of needle did you use. Straight or dp? Thanks

anne said...

Hi Cheri, I would love to make the webkinz outfit. What needles did you use? Straight or dp.
Anne

Cheri said...

Anne, I used a circular and did the magic loop method. I did uses dpns for one that I knitted for my daughter. Use whichever method you're most comfortable with. Once I figured out how to magic loop I've been using that because the kids can't make off with my needles :0)

Anonymous said...

otdcould you please teel me how to do the row after you bind off the 12 stitches, you have 4 stitches lefton that row please help thanks
i am confuse on the pattern.

Cheri said...

Anonymous, After the neck...rib in pattern for 16 stitches and put those 16 stitches aside (on a holder or spare needle) then bind off 4 stitches. Rib the next 11 stitches (you will now have 12 stitches on your needle. Bind off 4 stitches and rib to the end (where the stitches on your holder are...do not knit the stitches on your holder yet). Turn your work and work the stitches not on the holder for 4 rows. Then follow from row 5 on.

Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

Is this for a Webkinz pet or Lil' Kinz?

Cheri said...

I knitted it up for a Webkinz, but my daughter has dressed her lil'kinz in it it just fits a bit loose. And as with all of the webkinz clothing, it won't fit all of the animals.

Anonymous said...

I made the sweater and it was so cute. I also went a step further and adapted it to be a dress. About an inch from the arm hole joining I did a few rows to create a raised "belt" look. I did too many and will limit it to two or three rows in the future. Then, I purled (to make the outside of the dress have the knit stitch pattern) into the front and back of a stitch every three stitches. I continued purling until the end (2 1/2 in.) and then did a knit row to try to stop some rolling. I will do a k1, p1 for the last row next time. I folded down the neck and crocheted a fuzzy string edging in a different color and then crocheted another strip over the raised "belt." For the future, I want a skirt that is more full so I'm going to try it with adding on every other stitch. Thanks for sharing your pattern. My DD is thrilled with the outfits and I hope to make more to sell to support a charity.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!! i've been looking and looking for a sweater like this! it's great that you put this up.

Anonymous said...

I found your pattern with a google search and I'm using it to make Webkinz sweaters for my 3 grandchildren. They think they're cool. Thanks so much for sharing it! It's simple but ingenious.

Barbara in Ontario Canada

jeannie said...

After I used a pattern I saw in a book to make a vest for my little sister's build a bear, she asked if I could knit something for her Webkinz. I think I'll use this pattern- doesn't look too hard. I just hope it will fit her Golden Retriever or Cat.

Carol Anne said...

I'm going to try to it! Hope that it will work. I have to look up how to rib, which I don't think I've done in a while, or perhaps ever. My daughter wants a sweater for her American Cocker Spaniel.

Carol in Ontario

Gertred said...

I just found your Webkinz pattern & I am going to make a couple for my two granddaughters. Thanks, Lorraine From Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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Cheryl said...

This pattern is awesome!!!
I have made about a dozen little sweaters for Webkinz and Lil'kinz for my son and nieces. Thanks for the post. It's quick and easy and fits several size critters!!!

Viagra said...

Very cute!

Elliott Broidy said...

This is adorable and just a great idea.