I just got a new little dog named Tate--a rescue who traveled from Louisiana to live with me in Boston. He's adorable and sweet, but having a wee bit of trouble getting used to the New England winter.
He needed a good snuggly (hand-knit) sweater, but none of my other dog sweaters fit him--he's got that hot-dog shape. So I had to get busy right away knitting him something. I used some yarn I had and ended up with this bi-color sweater that makes him look like a little college athlete:
The maroon part is in a baby cable that stretches like ribbing. The orange part is in horizontal stripes of garter stitch with a little maroon accent (woven in afterwards). The neck is a curled stockinette stitch that I put on most of my doggie sweaters.
It fits him perfectly! I had to bring the underside way up to provide him with plenty of weewee clearance--he was peeing all over all the other sweaters.
So here it is on its own:
And I'm already at work on another sweater for him, this one in avocado green...