Edie's Vest - Free Dog Sweater Pattern

Sep 15, 2009
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What can be more fun than knitting patterns for pets? This free intermediate dog sweater pattern with adjustable cinch ties, cables, and superwash yarn, all worked in one piece for seamless knitting. 

Designer Annie Hartman Bakken
Finished Size 37½" chest circumference and 17½" long, with 7½" front-leg openings, unbuttoned and unstretched. Vest shown modeled on a Great Dane/Labrador Retriever mix.
Yarn Cascade 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool; 220 yd [200 m]/100 g): #853 camel, 2 balls.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24–30" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Tapestry needle;
• markers;
• stitch holders;
• leather cord.
Gauge 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st.


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Katy B. wrote
on May 21, 2010 9:42 AM

yes not a good sweater for little boy dogs. Still adorable!

dragonhyde wrote
on Feb 10, 2010 1:30 PM

I am going to make this for my dog ebony she is a english mastiff/ black lab mix, sarge might get one also he is a rottweiller/ st bernard mix but being a male I am concerned of the damage from urinating.

dragonhyde wrote
on Feb 10, 2010 1:28 PM
Damselfly88 wrote
on Nov 10, 2009 11:23 AM

Re Sharon W's comment about the size of the photo, I thought the same thing.  However, if you click on the download link, you will see a much larger photo in the pattern. 

SharonW wrote
on Nov 10, 2009 5:35 AM

The picture is too small.  What does it really look like?

on Oct 1, 2009 3:19 PM

Very cute.  I would love to see something like this for a toy dog.  However, I realize that most sweaters are written for small dogs!  A suggestion:  Some dogs simply will not tolerate manipulating  a coat openning in the front.  A openning down the back may be easier to work.  And I agree with the previous poster, a male dog will definately trash the front peplum.

This is a really pretty girly vest for a girly large dog.  I would definately knit it if I had a large female dog.  If I ever get to have my female standard poodle (two chihuahua's came into my life instead and changed the plan), I will definately knit this vest.  I have it saved to my knitting pattern file!!!

on Sep 28, 2009 1:32 PM

My 8 month old (95 lbs.) Lab- St. Bernard mix is already too big for most dog sweaters. This will be perfect for him! I hope I can get it done by Christmas, he'll look so cute in it!

ogao wrote
on Sep 19, 2009 9:02 PM

I just love this adorable vest, however if I knit this for my  much loved male whippet, Legend,

you can see in the profile shot what a perfect target it would become when he urinates!!! 

I already made that mistake once when I made another handsome sweater for him.

Too sad.

 

Barbara

on Sep 19, 2009 6:59 AM

I love the vest and I'm sure Sir Didymus will like it, too.

snmstone wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 5:17 PM

My English Mastiff would have loved this.  She used to wear my t-shirts and filled them out more than I did.

MollyR@5 wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 4:23 PM

Great pattern!  Unfortunately, akitas don't need vests but will save it for later.