IG Sweater

teejtc's picture

I mentioned a while ago that I was interested in trying an Italian Greyhound sweater. I found a pattern (members.aol.com/Graceleb/pattern.html) and gave it a try. Other than being a little too big (to be expected since the pattern calls for a K/P ribbing the WHOLE way through and I switched to a garter stitch after the neck) I'm really happy with it. Apparently our dog is too. She grumped at me when I took it off her last night :-)

The "armpits" were a little loose, so I sewed them a little tighter. For the record, I used DPNs - if you decide to do that instead of using a circular needle make sure you have 5 of them - 4 isn't quite enough.

What a fun little sweater - I'll make it again! Next time I think I'll make a "button hole" so that I could attach a leash at the base of the turtleneck.

Grace and Peace,


knit1prall2's picture

Looks great. Hope the little one enjoys it too.


Aaronknits's picture

Oh it's lovely (the dog and the sweater!!!). I made one that ended up as an auction item for our IG Rescue fundraiser. It fetched a whole $20.

ohioacer's picture

Great work! I also jumped onto your blog and saw you made a pumpkin hat... where did you find the pattern for that?! I'm trying to find one but I am not having much luck finding a style I like (but I do like your's!)

teejtc's picture

There're a couple of pumpkin hats out there. This is a stand alone pattern by Ann Norling - it's actually a pattern for "Fruit Hats" -- they make cute pumpkins, strawberries, raspberries, etc. It's pattern #10.

Quick little things to knit up -- I like stuff with a quick pay off :-)

Grace and Peace,

Craig's picture

What a cute dog. My IG has a wardrobe of sweaters that she loves to wear.

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

kiwiknitter's picture

Lucky dog! The little sweater is cute and the pup looks pretty happy!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly