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Topic: Knitty's "penny" modification fiasco  (Read 1872 times)
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« on: May 29, 2006 08:45:01 PM »

Here's how my modifications to knitty's "penny" turned out. As you can see it doesn't fit my dog quite right. He's a jack russel X Pug and so has a funny body shape with pretty wide chest and shoulders. You can see the fat rolls spilling out over the top. Does anyone have a pattern that might be suitable and fit him better? I'm not that keen on measuring and doing the maths to make up my own. I also want to make a bigger one for my cocker spaniel.


« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006 08:47:27 PM »

I cant help you.. I dont know anything about Knitting. BUT I gotta say.. your dog is adorable. We got 3 pugs... pure blood but I love the mixture yours has. CUTEEEE!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006 10:25:36 PM »

http://www.thedietdiary.com/cgi-bin/chart_dog.pl     You will have to measure your dog and input those measurments, but then it will give you custom directions and you can even print them out.
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2006 01:25:55 AM »

It looks like you could knit the neckline to come a little higher and that might keep his neck rolls from spilling out.

« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2006 03:27:54 AM »


I've made this dog sweater twice and it turned out alright.  (I didn't use fun fur though.)

I like the sweater you've done.  It's very nice.  And so is your dog.

« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2006 09:40:09 AM »

I like the sweater, but I love your dog.  So cute, so beautiful!
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2006 07:15:34 PM »

I ran into similar problems when I tried to knit a sweater for my dog. She's a pit bull/border collie mix so she had some of the same fitting issues: much wider chest and neck in proportion to her skinny tummy. I ended up using a pattern generator type thing where I entered in a lot of measurements and did a lot of math. That pattern is long lost, and I don't think you need to go through the trouble anyway. Ribbing is pretty forgiving in terms of fit...

Making the neckline higher will probably hide the skin rolls, but it won't solve the problem of that fold along his back. The best way to solve that problem (which will also help a bit with the neckline issue) is to work short rows in the chest before working the holes for his legs (assuming you are working from the neck down). The added rows will let the neckline in front go higher, and the added room in the chest will keep the sweater from pulling the neck down in back. It should also be more comfortable for your dog. Just be sure to wrap the stitches when you turn the work to prevent holes.

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