This is a sweater I made for my Doberman, Darcy. It’s called Dogosaurus Rex by Patons, which is unfortunately out of print. The yarn is Knitpicks Brava (their new acrylic, which is great for acrylic).
Sorry the pics are not the greatest, but I took them in the AM and the light was rather shadowy.
I think this is a really cute pattern, but I’m very disappointed with the fit. Darcy (like most Dobies) has a very large chest measurement but a small waist. When buying clothes for her (she gets chilly and likes a T-shirt or sweater), I always found that the neck would stretch out, the sweater or T-shirt would pull down, and it would impede her front legs from moving forward. This is a problem I had with my previous Doberman, too. Even if you can find clothes large enough, they just don’t fit right - they are made for more tubular dogs, not the Dobie shape.
If anyone has any suggestions, I’m all ears. I don’t know enough to understand why this happens and tweak the pattern. :sad: I don’t know if making the neck tighter would prevent it from slipping… or maybe this is just an inherent problem with knits and I should try to find a woven fabric (sewn) coat for her that can’t stretch out.
You can see in the 3rd photo how the sweater has slipped WAY down around her neck, and then the front of the sweater is pushing back on her front legs.