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raingirl
November 18th, 2005, 12:50 PM
I got a doggy coat/sweater pattern on some yarn I bought for free (ok...I bought the yarn for the pattern, hoping I would be able to do it, but it's too complicated).

Anyone here knit? If I sent the patter with the yarn to someone, would they make the coat for Odin, and I could pay you for it?

Roxy's_MA
November 18th, 2005, 12:58 PM
I don't knit, but was planning on figuring it out this winter. I also picked up a free pattern for a doggy sweater at Michaels. They on a scale of 1-5 the rated the diffuculty level as 3. I will have to see if I can make sense of it.

MollysMommy
November 18th, 2005, 01:17 PM
I've knitted about a million scarves...but a sweater, especially a dog sweater sounds very daunting...

raingirl
November 18th, 2005, 01:19 PM
I can knit in straight lines...barely! The instructions indicate the use of a circle kniter (I guess the kind where the two needles are attached). Too complicated for me.

this is a link to the pattern. It's using camouflage yarn, and there is an orange pocket on top!

http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=199

MollysMommy
November 18th, 2005, 01:33 PM
That is a really pretty sweater! Good choice! Practice makes perfect...maybe you could work up to knitting a sweater by starting with something really simple like a scarf. I took a beginner's knitting class, that's how I learned. I don't think I would have been able to teach myself. But afterwards I was able to teach my mother and sisters. It could be a goal for the future. :)

Roxy's_MA
November 18th, 2005, 01:39 PM
This is the sweater I was going to attempt.

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=25189


It doesn't even suit Roxy that much, but I really love it. I could always make it for someone elses pooch.

Raingirl - I noticed while on the michaels website they have learn to knit classes for beginners. Might be worth checking out.

the gang
November 18th, 2005, 02:56 PM
send a email to www.ruffncozy@sympatico.ca, bev can make anything, thats who i get all--- my min pins stuff good luck brenda.

Puppyluv
November 18th, 2005, 03:24 PM
This is the sweater I was going to attempt.

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=25189


It doesn't even suit Roxy that much, but I really love it. I could always make it for someone elses pooch.

What a cute sweater! Since the picture is of a dog very different from Roxy, I can't picture her in it either, but I bet if you did make it, she would be adorable in it!!

MollysMommy
November 19th, 2005, 12:30 PM
This is the sweater I was going to attempt.

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=25189

Good choice! I really like that one! I saved it so maybe I can make it for Molly one day. She's about the size of the dog wearing it.

kayla
November 20th, 2005, 12:32 AM
My idea of "knitting":

1. Go to value village and purchase a lovely knitted sweater.

2. Tear lovely knit sweater up into something horrid and unrecognizable.

3. Make sad attempt at sizing sweater around dog.

4. Find some thread, colour of which must clash horribly with the material.

5. Make sad attempt at sewing together material to roughly resemble a doggy sweater.

The result of my "knitting"? A sorry looking foster dog desperately in need of a new home!:D
(Sorry Raingirl, wish I could be of more help!:p )

Luba
November 20th, 2005, 12:39 AM
Kayla your pups looks like my boy Rusty (rip) I had a little tinkly in my eye when I saw that picture so cute and the sweater NICE try LOL!

Raingirl the pattern looks easier then you think just omit the pocket I'm sure you can do it!! :D

kayla
November 20th, 2005, 12:43 AM
Well Luba this little one is just my foster pup right now, so if you're looking for a new dog...;)

Lissa
November 20th, 2005, 05:48 PM
My Mum knit Dodger and Minnow coats for me!! And then I found another pattern that I like better (the one you have for Roxy!) but it needed like 8 balls for Dodger's size so I won't make her do that one too:evil::D !

I had her make it a bit big for Dodger so it would cover as much as his body as possible (its only for car rides as he doesn't really need a jacket!). I also had her add the "trim" of fun fur all the way around because I thought it would be cute!.

I don't have very good pics of them in their jackets yet - here's the one that I have of Dodger:

http://img4.picsplace.to/img4/13/jacket.jpg (http://picsplace.to/)

I really like the pattern you have raingirl...:D

Roxy's_MA
November 21st, 2005, 11:00 AM
Lissa - Dodger looks lovely in that sweater.

MollyMommy - I think the pattern would look better on Molly than Roxy.

Kayla - I can't believe that cute little doggie has not found a home yet!!

I went to michaels on the weekend. That yarn is expensive!!!:eek: I am going to buy someany way. Hopefully when I am done I will have something that looks like it could be a sweater.

julielenore
November 21st, 2005, 12:39 PM
Kayla, your foster girl is soooo cute! I hope she finds an awesome home.
I recently knit my toy poodle cross pup a sweater from this chihuahua sweater pattern.
http://www.redlipstick.net/knit/chihswe.html

It was super easy and the results were very good. It is also easy to switch sizes. My dig camera is on the blink, so I will have to scan a pic later of Cootie in it.

PetFriendly
November 21st, 2005, 06:06 PM
You could buy a fairly decent tabletop sowing machine and never mind the knitting all together! I can't knit to save my life, but the sowing machine and I have a peacefull understanding.

MollysMommy
November 21st, 2005, 06:34 PM
Jo-Ann Fabrics usually has really good yarn sales. Is there one around you? And I have to agree with PetFriendly, while I really love knitting, I'm not so great at it. But the sewing machine and I work very well together. I've sewed Molly a dress and two jackets. Simplicity has some great patterns (again, you can get those at Jo-Anns). I also sewed Molly's bed with a pattern.

MollysMommy
November 21st, 2005, 06:35 PM
And Lissa, kudos to your mother. That is a beautiful sweater! And it fits him perfectly!

Roxy's_MA
November 21st, 2005, 06:42 PM
I was checking simplicity's website. They have some great patterns. I still want to learn to knit, but I already sew. Taking the easy way out, I will probably sew a sweater.

I also some some really cool cat houses you can sew.

BullLover
November 21st, 2005, 06:52 PM
I can knit in straight lines...barely! The instructions indicate the use of a circle kniter (I guess the kind where the two needles are attached). Too complicated for me.

this is a link to the pattern. It's using camouflage yarn, and there is an orange pocket on top!

http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=199
I can knit it for you..... I'll just need to know the size to make for you.

PM me.

papillonmama
November 21st, 2005, 07:11 PM
I knit Martha Stewarts "Coming Home poncho", believe it or not, they made a pattern for dogs. So far I've made two, the first was way too big and the second way too small, but the practice is good and it's a fairly easy pattern, good for learning new knit stitches.

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-dogPoncho.html

this is a picture of Dory in her too little version of the poncho.

mafiaprincess
November 21st, 2005, 10:07 PM
I'm with whoever posted about a sweater needing to cover undersides for internal organs.

As adorable as all the coats I've seen are.. and the fact petsmart has girly pink ones this year. 90% of them are a strap. I have a cocker with fur everywhere but the underbelly. And bought a sweater on sale at Petsmart last year. Kicking myself later that the suede coat is prettier.

It is.. but the sweater is far more functional..

yarnia
November 22nd, 2005, 12:08 AM
Hello!

If you're still looking, I'm the owner of Yarnia and live in Montreal -- and I'm sure we come come to some agreement on my knitting the sweater for you. I'm a certified master knitter and my Rosie has quite the wardrobe of sweaters.

If you still need help, send me an email -- joseph@yarnia.net -- I'm sure we can figure something out.

Joseph

alliekat
November 24th, 2005, 08:13 PM
Wal-Mart has a great arrangement of winter jackets for dogs @ $16 a piece. Maybe that would be easier?