- being in central ohio, winters can be pretty windy and cold, but not too snowy. with that said, we have a retired racing greyhound, which is a very short hair breed (historically originating from northern africa) who does not enjoy winter!
I would like to knit a simple jacket for him, but not sure where to begin. greyhounds tend to have strange measurements due to the way they are built - very large chests to support their lung capacity, streamlined, long and narrow with a very tapered waist.
the measurements i have for him are 19" neck (at the base of the neck), 25" from the base of the neck between the shoulder blades to about 1" from the base of the tail, and 31" around the broadest part of the chest (right where his front legs are)
my main problem is in the books i have found he is not a "uniform size" - for example in one book he is a L at the neck, an XXL at the length, and an XL around the chest.
so - with those measurements - does anyone know where i can find a simple (1 or 2 colour) pattern designed specifically for a greyhound? i also wouldn't mind if there was some sort of cabling to it.