Diamonds for Dogs by Jane Salmon

Diamonds for Dogs

July 2009
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Diamond chic for your dog. This sweater looks elegant in two-color stripes or try a variegated yarn.

This is a close-fitting sweater. It has a slight V neck with a ribbed collar open at the front, for easy access to your dog’s collar to attach the leash or just let the dog tags hang outside the sweater.

The diamond shapes give a good fit in the chest and neck area. Ribbing for the waist portion of the belly provides a good snug fit but still lets you pull it on over the head. (There is also a no-belly-ribbing variation, for those who prefer ease of dressing and undressing over the best fit.)

One of the nice things about the modular diamond construction is you can change the size of the sweater just by changing the size of the diamonds. You can also make sweaters of the same size using different weights of yarn.

The pattern includes instructions on how to size it for your dog and how to determine whether it will fit your dog.

Errata: In the no-belly-ribbing variation, the text says to make the buttonholes in the second half of the row. This is correct for the new diamond after D2, but for the new diamond before D19, the buttonhole would go in the first half of the row. The diagram is correct.