24 January 2008

What I did after my vacation...

I'm really enjoying a few quick knits right now.
With all the frigid weather we've been having lately I wanted to make a dog sweater for a friend at work. She has a West Highland Terrier and "Hamish" really doesn't like the cold.
This pattern is from an old Beehive book #115.
( I didn't use a whole ball or red and a small amount of grey and black)
Needles: 4mm and 3mm for I-cord edge.
Modifications: The pattern called for a zipper in the front neck opening (not with dog fur I say).
So I did garter stitch bands with buttons. Much more practical if I do say so, and I also made a knitted band with a buttonhole for the belly strap. Then I finished off the edge with an I-cord edging instead of a crocheted one. (similar to the Tulip Sweater)


Jenn said...

That is so cute. I like the buttons, I think alot better then I'd like the zipper. Very sweet. :-)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Awesome.. I think Tux needs one.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Oh that is so cute! Good idea of switching out buttons for the zipper.

Samantha said...

Very cute!

Renee said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Both the dog and the sweater. He's going to look just like the puppy in the Alan Dart pattern (have you seen that one?).