Dive into your collection of leftover fingering weight yarns and knit this adorable stashbusting sweater for your dog! Choose between nine sizes from petite pups to big breeds. The pattern includes several sizing notes to help you customize your chosen size to perfectly fit your pup. The length of the yoke, body, and legs are very easy to customize by working more or fewer rounds of seed stitch. There is an optional harness hole in the pattern, so you can style the sweater on top of your dog’s harness. Increases along the back and short rows help lengthen the back of the sweater, resulting in a sweater fit that is equal parts cute and functional. Hold two strands of fingering weight yarn throughout the entire project as you mix and marl your colors to create a melted color landscape. Marled knitting is so much fun and you’ll soon be addicted to the constantly changing colors, so you can bust through your stash and knit cozy dog sweaters for all of your friends!
Sizes 1 [2, 3, 4, 5] [6, 7, 8, 9]
Size 3 shown on the white French Bulldog named Stitch with an actual Girth (chest) circumference of 18″ / 46cm. Size 4 shown on the black French Bulldog named Brioche with an actual Girth (chest) circumference of 22″ / 56cm.
Finished Measurements 112 [16, 18, 22, 26] [30, 34, 38, 42]″ / 30 [41, 46, 56, 66] [76, 86, 97, 107]cm Girth (chest) circumference (measured around the thickest part of their chest). Measurements taken after blocking.
The length is customizable. Refer to the schematic illustrations for the other measurements. The pattern includes notes where you can customize the sizes of the sweater to fit your pup. The smaller sizes are designed for petite pups like Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, and little Terriers and the sizes increase to fit breeds ranging from French Bulldogs and Dachsunds to Boxers, Labradors, and Great Danes. If your dog’s Girth/chest circumference measures more than 42″ / 107cm, then this pattern is easy to customize by adding more increase rounds for a larger size. You can also adjust your needle size to get a smaller or larger size.
I recommend selecting a size that is approximately 1″ / 2.5cm or 2″ / 5cm larger than your dog’s actual chest circumference for a fit with a little bit of extra wiggle room or select the size that matches your dog’s exact chest circumference for a fitted sweater. If you plan to wear the sweater on top of a harness most of the time, then measure your dog while wearing the harness.
For the best measuring results, use as soft tape measure.
Yarn Fingering weight held double for a DK weight
Approximately 170 [280, 340, 400, 600] [820, 920, 1040, 1160]yds / 155 [256, 311, 366, 549] [750, 841, 951, 1061]m total of fingering weight yarn
I recommend gathering a big pile of leftover fingering weight yarns, so you have more than enough color options and yarn amounts to choose from.
Needles US 7 / 4.5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Magic loop method is used for knitting in the round. Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique. https://youtu.be/hpFHbHmrCcc