Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Knitted Leo

For my Mums birthday I decided to make something really personal for her. So I made a knitted portrait of the family dog Leo.

Leo is a crossbreed we rescued as a puppy from the dogs trust. They said his mother was a golden retriever and they think his dad was a leonburger, a big mountain dog, and hense his name leo.
He is a big gentle giant with an amazing temprement, who loves swimming.
I found a book with some really good patterns in them. It had a golden retriever pattern which I thought was the closest match to leo's body type.
The hardest challenge was matching his colouring.

Here is how he turned out.

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