Doggy's Got Style Sweater
I posted this pattern to my blog back in December ‘06 and realized that even though it seems to be the #1 way people stumble onto my blog, the pattern has never been added to Ravelry!
I present it as an homage to Riley the corgi, who sadly passed away 11/6/09.
I should add to the pattern: the 2 balls of each color suggested in the pattern is the amount used for a medium sized dog of about 50 lbs. If you have a much larger or much smaller dog, your required amounts of total yarn will vary.
This dog sweater is knit in a modified Mosaic Garter Stitch, giving it a classic look, with a background of understated dark colors accented by a bright blue, adding cheerfulness on dreary days. It is knit in machine washable wool, for utmost warmth combined with easy care.
Because dogs come in all sizes and shapes, the instructions are much more formula than pattern, per se. In fact, I don’t even give any of the numbers I used - make it your own!
The Ravelry PDF download includes 2 PDF files - one is the pattern (without the photos seen in the blog post), and the second is a worksheet where you can fill in your calculations.
If you downloaded the Worksheet file before 2/1/10 at around 6pm PST, there was a revision to this file addressing a couple of errata. There was a typo on the Target Number calculation, which should read O x X = Target Number. Also there was some confusion about the calculations for F and G: note that the measurement of your dog’s front leg width should be multiplied by 2 to get #8. I tried to make this clearer on the updated version. The Sweater.pdf file has not been changed.