My partner and I adopted a dog this past summer who is the sweetest companion who we love very much. I never thought I’d be the person to dress up my dog, but when we noticed that her harness was wearing bald spots under her front legs (she’s a puller, we’re working on it ), we started putting her in a thin tshirt to help preserve the hair and create a barrier between her fur and the straps.
Cut to the dark season when it’s getting rather cold. Her fur is really thin on her belly and under-carriage so why not make her a sweater to help out? I had some Noro Blossom yarn in my stash, lovingly gifted/destashed from a friend, that I wanted to use up but had no idea for what project. It’s not really a texture of yarn that I could see myself wearing. But on Izzy, who absolutely disappears in the dark with her mostly black fur, oh yeah, that’ll work.
I used the Edinburgh Seamless dog sweater pattern from this Youtube video (written pattern also linked on YT). It was super simple to follow.
She doesn’t seem to sure about the stripes…
She’s new to modeling, and also wants me to get my butt in gear to take her for a walk.
I added on little sleeves that aren’t a part of the original pattern to help put more fabric in the between her and the harness. It turned out pretty great, though maybe a little tight to get off. I’ll probably make the leg holes a bit bigger next time.