I had a beautiful hand knit sweater that I bought in Ireland for my husband. It fit nicely at the time, but he has dropped quite a bit of weight and so it was way too large. First I thought about giving it away and then decided to felt it and make a few things from the fabric. I purchased this owl pattern from Mimi Kirchner. The pattern is easy to use and Mimi has added several pictures of different owls to give one ideas. Please check out Mimi's site has she has wonderful dolls that she has created.