Bubble Pup Sweater by Stephen West

Bubble Pup Sweater

May 2023
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Bubble stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 600 yards (91 - 549 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
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Cover your pup in bubbles with this easy to knit dog sweater. Begin at the neck with ribbing and then use all of your DK and worsted weight color pops for the bubble stripes. Each bubble is knit with one color at a time as you customize the length of the yoke and body to perfectly fit your pooch. The body finishes with a ribbed border to lengthen the back of the sweater, so the belly is shorter and comfortable for your pup to walk and wiggle. The pattern includes video links to help your cast on, work the bubble stitch, divide the arms, and bind off. Choose between nine sizes from petite pups to big breeds. You will become addicted to the playful bubble stitch pattern. It’s so easy to knit and makes a big colorful impact!

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)

Size 3 shown on the white French Bulldog named Stitch with an actual Girth (chest) circumference of 18″ / 46cm.

Size 4 shown on the black French Bulldog named Brioche with an actual Girth (chest) circumference of 22″ / 56cm.

Finished Measurements
11 (14.5, 17.5, 21, 24) (29, 32, 35, 38)″ / 28 (37, 44, 53, 61) (74, 81, 89, 97)cm Girth (chest) circumference (measured around the thickest part of their chest). Measurements taken after blocking.

The length is customizable. Refer to the schematic illustrations for the other measurements. The pattern includes notes where you can customize the size of the sweater to fit your pup. The smaller sizes are designed for petite pups like Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, and little Terriers and the sizes increase to fit breeds ranging from French Bulldogs and Dachsunds to Boxers, Labradors, and Great Danes. You can adjust your needle size to get a smaller or larger size.

I recommend selecting a size that is approximately 1″ / 2.5cm or 2″ / 5cm larger than your dog’s actual chest circumference for a fit with a little bit of extra wiggle room or select the size that matches your dog’s exact chest circumference for a fitted sweater. The knitted fabric is stretchy, so one size can accommodate a variety of measurements. If you plan to wear the sweater on top of a harness most of the time, then measure your dog while wearing the harness.

For the best measuring results, use a soft tape measure.

DK weight

You can also use fingering weight yarn held double for the bubble stripes.

Approximately 100 (165, 220, 300, 375) (450, 500, 550, 600)yds / 91 (151, 201, 274, 343) (411, 457, 503, 549)m total

Gather a big pile of fun colors with more than the recommended yardage, so you have more than enough yarn to work with.

Shown in
A variety of DK weight yarns

US 6 / 4mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Magic loop method is used for knitting in the round. Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique.

3 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn

20 sts & 36 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in Bubble stitch pattern after blocking

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