Creating Custom Dog Sweaters

The question I’m asked the most is what’s my formula for knitting dog sweaters. I never really sat down and thought about my process until Kay of Mason-Dixon Knitting asked me if I’d be willing to write about it for their site. So I did! And now I’m a contributor.

If you want to learn more about my process and how I’ve made those smaller Tecumseh sweaters read more about it on the MDK site! And maybe I’ll write more for them in the future.

24 Replies to “Creating Custom Dog Sweaters”

  1. Just wrote a comment at MDK saying what a happy way to start the day. You are inspiring! I wrote how my DIL always asks me to knit for their dogs- two Airedales and I continue to disappoint her.

  2. Oh fun!!!! I can’t wait to pop over there and read it 🙂

  3. So happy that more people will get to know you through MDK. You are an ambassador of joy, Dana!

  4. Excellent article and really specific info on how you customize sweaters for Cher & Jellybean. Your joy comes through in your knitting and your writing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Loved it! Alfie needs more sweaters but I have a hard time and always oversize the necks. I need to take some actual measurements.

  6. So fun to see you and the pups on MDK this morning! Congrats to you! A double-dose of color and smiles today. Thanks for sharing it all.

  7. Woot!!! This is so great on so many levels.
    I hope you’ll stay on for more articles!

  8. How do you handle the dog’s claws and sweaters? I don’t wear sweaters at home as my cats want to be held and their claws always seem to catch in the knit. Your dogs also seem to lie on you–how do you handle this?

  9. Omg! Congratulations! It’s about time and I’m so happy for you. Love reading your blog and your pictures. Maybe this is the year I make a sweater for my corgi….

  10. Thrilled to see you’ll be a regular contributor on MDK! That’s how I found your blog last year, when Kay interviewed you and I’ve been following you ever since:)) Your beautiful use of color and matching woofy sweaters are joyful and bring happiness & smiles😍😁
    Looking forward to seeing more!

  11. So delighted for you, Dana! There are a three little pups next door — two chihuahuas and a Yorkie — so I’m thinking that I may just have to give this a whirl. (Our Sadie Cat is not amused. 🙂 ) Congrats on the new status with MDK. Well deserved!

  12. YES! Thank you for the excellent post and clear instructions. I’m knitting a little test sweater for my cat right now and totally making it up as I go along–I will definitely be incorporating your tips when it comes time to knit a keeper sweater with colorwork. My goal this year is matching colorwork sweaters for my (large) dog and (small) cat.

  13. That was great to see on MDK this morning! Way to go Dana!

  14. They are so smart to snap you up! I hope it is a long and fruitful relationship.

  15. I LOVE your colorful knits, your doggies in their sweaters, and your blog – and I’m glad I’ll be seeing you on MDK now, too!!

  16. I clicked on your blog through a link from MDK. Your smile was so contagious that I read several of your blog posts which I thoroughly enjoyed. Your blog address is now on my home screen and I look forward to future posts.

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