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« on: October 19, 2004 11:25:57 PM »

I made my Chihuahua a new sweater yesterday using Lamb's Pride Worsted in Orange You Glad.  I did it on size US 8 dp's, with size 7's for the ribbing.

Some people tell me it's mean, but she really likes her sweaters, since she gets cold so easily.  The pattern is here:


It's a great pattern, customizeable for any size dog.  It seems intimidating at first, but once you go through it, it's easy as pie.  You can use circulars if you don't like double pointeds (well, as long as you don't have a little Chihuahua since they don't make circs small enough), and she gives instructions for steeks (which I don't do) if you'd rather do that than bind off and then cast on again for the armholes and belly.
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2004 03:52:35 AM »

That is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Its nice to see that your dog is so well loved Smiley

« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2004 06:01:14 AM »

my chiihuahua loves his sweaters too. if i even show him one of them he gets very excited and helps me to put it on him. and when he's tired of wearing it, he takes it off himself. i've made him fleece shirts, but i haven't attempted knitting him one yet. maybe i'll try this pattern and i'll post pix when i'm finished.

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2004 06:29:19 AM »

That is so cute!  Too bad my mom's Chihuahua Spanky (my avatar) hates sweaters.  He likes baby blankets.  His half brother (who is 5 times his size) likes to wear Spanky's sweater around his neck though, that's all he can fit through!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2004 12:42:48 PM »

Oh my goodness!  That is so cute!!!!  Is she named Velma by any chance? 

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2004 01:03:59 PM »

That is one warm and happy pooch imo.  Great job!

« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2004 06:00:51 PM »

That is so cute!  I don't think it's mean at all.  Actually, I always bring sweaters, dog costumes and dog hats when I teach puppy class.  It is great fun for the humans and teaches the puppies to love being handled!  They learn - ooohhh, cute sweater = yummy treat for me!  Pretty soon a lot of the dogs are bringing their sweaters to their humans trying to get them to put it on!

Great job and I LOVE the color!
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2004 11:56:28 PM »

Oh my goodness!  That is so cute!!!!  Is she named Velma by any chance? 

Hee.  No, her name's Margherita, or just Ghita for short.  Maybe I can knit her a little hat that looks like a brunette bob and she can be Velma for Halloween.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2004 05:18:06 AM »

Oh geez!  That would be so cute!!!!  If you do that, you have to have to HAVE TO post a pic or three!!!!!!!  Now I wish I had a dog, too.  I think my cat would be pretty anti- that idea, though.

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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2004 11:51:04 AM »

I LOVE the sweater - and your pooch.  Both are adorable.  Makes me wish I weren't allergic to dogs so I could have one too!  (sniff)

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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2004 05:21:33 PM »

I LOVE the Velma idea maybe something like this sized down?

« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2004 12:15:01 AM »

Oh I've been looking for a good dog sweater pattern. My dog (MoMo) hates to go out in the cold. I'm also going to have to make her booties this year too, because she's decided that she is unable to walk on wet grass anymore lol. When you put her down on it she does this weird three legged hop right back to the concrete (which is slightly embarrassing because people stare lol but they might stare more when she's out in her booties and sweater!lol geesh).

But anyways, you're dog is adorable and thanks for posting the link.

PS- gloriana- poodles are hypoallergenic. or atleast that's what i was told and I've never had an allergic reaction to mine, but i'm pretty allergic to other dogs.
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2004 12:40:39 AM »

That's because they have hair and not fur.  Some other ones are Bichons, Havanese and the Maltese.  The down (and plus side) is that they don't shed so they need to be groomed and clipped.

Thanks so much for the link - I can't wait to try it!  I am getting tired of doing the SNB sweater (I have actually done that sweater about 20 times in different ways - as a bumble bee, as a ladybug, etc.!) but that is the only one I have been able to find that you can adjust to "ahem" accomodate the male dog.  Monkey always ends up peeing on his sweaters so I end up giving them to clients with female dogs! 

BTW - a cute trick for the SNB sweater is knit in black, don't do the cowl part, just do a regular neck then whip stitch "lady bug" spots all over it in an eyelash yarn, then do six to eight i-cords in black and attach buttons to the ends of the i-cords (make sure that the buttons are small enough to fit through the sweater.  Then measure our dog's head and separately knit an eye shaped piece in black, once again adding a couple of "lady bug" spots and attach two short i-cords on the top for antennas. Put on some elastic and you have yourself both a sweater and a lady bug Halloween costume with detachable legs!  Unfortunately, I gave this one away to a client but I will see if she has a pic.  Sorry about the horrible description but hopefully you get the idea!
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