Every Dog Needs a Sweater

Because I decided to continue shaving Jack through the winter, I need to make sure he will be warm without his extra hair.  And that’s when I decided to knit him a sweater.  I got the supplies on Friday and finished the sweater on Sunday.   I love a quick and easy pattern!

I found a pattern that gave directions for 4 different sizes: small, medium, large and 1x.  I don’t really believe in measuring so I guessed that Jack is a large.  He’s a big dog, but he’s not a St. Bernard or Great Dane, so I figured he was a large.  Jack is built a lot like this idiot:


He carries most of his weight in his upper body.  He’s not built like his mom, who carries most of her weight in her ass.  I’m thankful for that (and so is Jack).

When I finished the sweater, I noticed that the neck hole looked a little small.  And the whole thing looked a little short.  But I thought I’d shove Jack into it anyway.  He’s very cooperative.  And he looked adorable!


If the neck hole was bigger, I could pull it down more and it would fit better on his body.  I don’t shave the hair around his neck and head so he doesn’t need the sweater there, he needs it around his tiny hips!


See, it looks too short!  Dang it.

But I think Jack likes it…


Or maybe just the idea of it.

I think I’m going to attempt another one (I still have two reams of yarn left) and I will try to make it longer.  In the meantime, I’m trying to convince Bing to wear it.


He’s not really liking the idea.


Bing prefers to use the sweater as a blanket.


Actually, he didn’t really like it like that either.  Bing isn’t as cooperative as Jack.

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6 Responses to Every Dog Needs a Sweater

  1. Heidi says:

    Super cute! I love animal stories 🙂

  2. cbowiephoto says:

    Who carries their weight in the arse?

  3. Hubbie says:

    I think that the sweater would fit better on Bing! Love you my beautiful knitter!

  4. Cinthia says:

    Love Jack’s sweater. I swear, I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. Just the look on his face, like he thinks he’s a college professor now that he’s got the sweater down.
    Cheers and love your blog,

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