Per a request, a sweater to accomodate a 5lb dog (and what I imagine the mass of a 5lb dog looks like)
size 8 needles, worsted weight yarn
gauge: 4 stitches to the inch
Cast on 40, knit in stockinette for 4 inches (for a turtleneck) or 2″ for a crewneck.
Begin increasing to accomodate the chest by knitting the front and back of the 3rd stitch and the 3rd to last stitch 10 times
Legs: knit 7 stitches, cast off 8 stitches, knit 30 stitches, cast off 8 stitches, knit 7 stitches
Knit 7, cast on 8, knit 30, cast on 8, knit 7 stitches
Continue in stockinette until the body is of a length you want (I’m guessing about 6 or 7 inches from the arm-holes) Knit 1 ” of ribbing
Pick up the sleeves and crochet or knit in 1×1 ribbing
Hooray! There you go, Merry Christmas and all that.
If you have a 5lb chihuahua or other dog and knit this pattern, please let me know (nicely) what needs improvement. If you happen to take a pic of your dog in the sweater, even better, share a picture with me! I will be super happy!
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