Sunday, 17 March 2013

Cozy Cooper

A quick little knit for my nephew's new Shitzhu puppy "Cooper". He is only 6 weeks old, and weighs less than 2 lbs. - so we figured he needed a sweater for all the trips outside for potty traing;) plus, nothing is cuter than a puppy in a sweater! Pattern is "Dog Sweater for Small Dogs" by Brian Herzog, and is a pretty easy pattern to follow. I added the checkerboard pattern around the bottom, and also put a dog motif on the back (just for whimsy!). It turned out cute and just barely fits him ... so I am going to make another sweater for him, but will try a different pattern. More on that when I am done!
This sweater was knit with Patons Classic Wool, in a variety of scrap colours I had in my stash. I used 3.75 mm needles.  It should be cozy, warm and protect him a bit from the damp when they are outside for walks.