I just finished this for my JRT. He looks so cute in it! This was my first time doing any kind of colorwork or real shaping, so I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. The pattern is “Feral Fair Isle” from “Knitting for Dogs” by Kristi Porter. I used Mission Hill 1824 Wool and a 16" US 7 (body), a 16" US 5 (ribbing), straight US 7s, and a set of US 5 DPNs (armholes).
I messed up the pattern a little bit (I forgot that when I switched from knitting in the round to back-and-forth that I had to start reading the chart differently), but you can’t really tell that much. If it were a people sweater, I would have frogged it, but I figure that Diego won’t know the difference, and no one else has noticed it. Just me being OCD!
The pattern gives you enough yarn to either make 2 of these or a dog sweater and a hat, and I was originally going to make the hat, but I had so much fun doing this that I’m going to make another one for my parents’ male JRT, and I ordered some more yarn in “girlier” colors (white again as the MC, with lavender, light blue, and a spruce-y green) to make one each for my female Schipperke and my parents’ female JRT! Can you tell I like both this pattern and this yarn? :lol:
Anyhoo, here it is! (A note about his collar: it’s NOT a bark collar. We have an invisible fence because our electric gate shorts out and opens on its own sometimes, leading to the dogs running down one of the busiest streets in Houston. I just forgot to take it off him when I let him in.)
Diego in his new sweater: