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Topic: knifty knitters doggy sweaters! *** Now with Tut***  (Read 2564 times)
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blungoldangel
« on: December 10, 2007 05:12:28 PM »

My boyfriend got a pug (probably puggle or pug/boxer mix) puppy and it loves to go outside but it gets too cold and he's too small for even small sized dog sweaters.  So of course, I made one.




And I made a matching red one for my little girl.




But then his mom complained that the red was too girly so I made him a camo one.







Now for the Tut: 
This is my first tut so I hope it is clear.  Please PM me if you don't understand something.
1.  First try to estimate which loom would be the right size for your dog.  Remember, they will turn out a little smaller than the loom but can stretch to at least the width of it.
2.  Next, knit around as usual until it is about the same length as your dog's torso from the front legs to where you want your sweater to stop.
3.  Then estimate about how big you want your leg holes and how large of a space should be between them.  (how many pegs wide). 
4.  Starting 1 peg to the left of where you want the inside of your left leg hole, move your yarn from one peg onto the one to the right of it.  Knit over it as usual then move the loop left on the peg back to the peg on the left.  Repeat for as many pegs as you want the leg holes to be.
5.  For the right leg hole find where you want the inside to start (the side facing the left one) and count over however many pegs your leg holes should be.  Starting with the last peg to the right, repeat the steps for # 4.
6.  Continue knitting around until the neck to your sweater is as long as you want.  (It may need to be longer than you think, add extra length because it will need to cover the front of the dogs torso also.
7. Finish by repeating #4 all the way around, this will make the neck hole slightly smaller than the rest of the sweater for a better fit.  At your last loop, cut your thread with a couple inches extra to tie it off.  Pull through the first loop and tie.  Weave in the ends of the thread. 
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007 05:21:33 PM »

ahhh!
this is too cute for words.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007 05:21:47 PM »

look at his little face!OMG going to die from cute overload!
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007 05:24:39 PM »

yeah, seriously, your dog is dangerously cute!  great job with the sweaters!  i need some, when i take my dog out she shivers nonstop! 
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007 05:39:01 PM »

My neighbor has a pug and I so want to steal it every time she takes it for a walk!  Seriously - nice work.
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2007 05:47:33 PM »

cuteness!
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2007 05:57:48 PM »

That is the cutest pug that I have ever seen. And you did a great job on the sweaters for him!
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2007 06:18:09 PM »

That little sweater is too adorable! (And so is the dog). Is he a pugle or 100% pug?
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2007 07:22:07 PM »

These are sooo way cute! My friend at work just got a puggle, and he may need one of these, better find the looms!!

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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2007 08:07:16 PM »

Aw! how cute! it fits him perfectly.  i'm sure its a puggle, pugs are more smooshed in the face and round in the body!
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