Chihuahua sweater

After we found our little Kenneth, a friend of mine's chihuahua passed away. He and his wife had bought an entire wardrobe of sweaters, t-shirts, parkas, rain coat, bath robe, etc. for their little one and they sent it all to us. Then... a few months later, they adopted another chihuahua so I'm trying to return some of their generosity. This is the first sweater for them. Kenneth is modeling it and hopefully it will fit ZeeWee. It's a tiny bit tight on Kenneth.

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albert's picture

Looks like he's thinking "Damn, I was hoping for a cardigan".

QueerJoe's picture

You do beautiful work and I'm sure ZeeWee and parents will be thrilled to bits. God I love your little guy...he has such a beautifully expressive face.

daveballarat's picture

Nice job...
I have decided to reknit my dogs jacket... now that it is summer... the pressure isn't on any more... so maybe low priority .

You obviously had not trouble following instructions... I really struggle. Well done

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kylewilliam's picture

where's the pattern for this one? if you can share it, I could knit this for my puppy Lucy!!!



purlyman's picture

It's loosely based on "Casey's Coat" in "Stitch'n'Bitch Nation" (pages 222 through 225). I followed it strictly for Kenneth's first sweater, but for this one I added the two-ply mock turtle-neck, a button hole on top for the leash, and the seed stitch border to keep the side and end from curling up. I think that's about it. Good luck!


scottly's picture

Both the color and pattern suit Kenneth very well, he looks particularly good in a turtle neck. I think you should make him one as well.

rc_in_sd's picture

Wow! A chic, tasteful dog sweater - I wish I looked that good in my clothes. Sigh.

Great job!

Buck Strong's picture

OMG! Your dog is so cute! I love the sweater. My girls are too damn big for sweaters; plus, they have way too much fur.
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To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very cute! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

BuduR's picture

little dogs in sweaters are so cute, great job on it.
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He looks adorable in it!