A Dog Sweater

I made a sweater. For my dog. I never thought I would be the type of person to dress up my dog, let alone to make a sweater for my dog, but there you have it. Really, the only reason I did it is because I was asked to test knit a pattern, and they wanted people with bigger dogs and they’ve seen my Instagram and I definitely fit the bill. It was a complicated pattern with a lot of math but the actual knitting went quickly and soon Jack had a handsome sweater.


As you can see, there’s a lot of fabric bunched up in front, so either my measurements were off or my knitting was off. I don’t even know. And it’s fine, it goes on and comes off and he was very patient with me during the entire ordeal.

img_4738Every time I had to measure him, he dutifully got up and stood still, for a short time anyway. When I had to try it on him, he let me manhandle him to get it on. I also tried it on Duncan, our big horse of a dog to see if it would fit him as well.

It looked better on Jack. And I have to confess, I found him quite enchanting in the sweater and for a brief moment thought I would make another one in hopes of getting a better fit.

Then I woke up the next day and had come to my senses. Jack is fine with one sweater!

14 thoughts on “A Dog Sweater

  1. Adorable!
    I also never thought I’d be the person who dresses her dogs up but here I am… I don’t have my own dogs but my parents do, and of course, I knit for them. Although they wear jackets/ sweaters anyway in winter, it can be very cold where they live and they don’t have thick fur. So I’m totally justified 😉

    • Yes you are! And it definitely gets cold here too, so I’ll break this out this winter and see how he likes. Maybe by then I’ll want to make another one!

  2. That is adorable! But yeah… unless I have a specific need I have no plans to ever dress up my animals. (When my sister participated in horse show competitions, that was different. We made horse and rider costume sets for many of those shows. But that was a specific need. 😉 )

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