FO: Matching Set

I’m getting to the end of the month and wanted to share another set of finished objects I made. I was hoping to get modeled photos but hadn’t as of yet so I wanted to share the projects anyway. My best friend Steven has a beautiful King Charles Spaniel named Sophie. You may remember that I knit her a sweater before and I made him a matching tie. Well this time as a belated Christmas gift I made Steven a hat that coordinated with a new sweater for Sophie.
Cute pairings
If I ever had a line of dog sweaters I’d just make coordinating hats for the owners, it’s the easiest matching pair. And for Steven I knew I wanted to make them a coordinated set and because he’s so NY and wears a ton of black on the when he’s not at work I knew I wanted to knit them something black but with a little something extra added to it. I’ve had a skein and a half leftover from my Caldwell cape of this really fun yarn from the Lemonade Shop called Mega Stuffed Toxic Oreo and it always reminds me of graffiti and I thought it would be the perfect contrast with black. I went with a soft acrylic yarn, Premier Yarns Everyday Worsted Solids, to help with wear and tear since I knew it would be on the body of the dog sweater.
Cute pairings
I decided to make the Max sweater pattern for Sophie and make the triangle accents look like an exaggerated shirt collar. I really love how it turned out in the end. And I love the purl accent on the body so the sweater that looks like it has fancy seams running down the back.
Cute pairings
For the hat I went with the Purl Soho Classic Cuffed Hat because I knew it had inches of ribbing for the brim which would adapt well to an accent color.
Cute pairings
Both projects were super soft and so cute together. And Steven sent me the cutest boomerang video when he opened his package.
Steven and his gifts
He told me I outdid myself this time and promised to send pictures soon. I’ll make sure to share them when I get them.

29 Replies to “FO: Matching Set”

  1. Love that colorway name: Mega Stuffed Toxic Oreo! As always, I so enjoy your blog. So cool how you adapted the dog sweater so the neck looks like a shirt collar. Good work, as always, Dana!

  2. You are so amazing! I love the matching hat. Great idea! And your blog always puts a big smile on my face.

  3. As always, super cute. These are the types of presents that only you can make, so you are sure he will get no duplicate presents like yours 💜

  4. So fantastic!! The shirt collar on the dog sweater knocked me right over. And your happy smiling dear friend!! Priceless.

  5. Steve’s delighted Flickr photo made me smile-huge! Look forward to garment pics on Sophie and Steven!

  6. Matching dog and human outfits are just totally fabu.

  7. That boomerang pic says it all: this is why knitting for love is worth more than knitting for money! Can’t wait to see your friend and the pup out together in their finery. Such gorgeous, chic pairings.

  8. Cute idea – and hats are so easy. Love your color combo.

  9. Dana, what is your trick to knitting so quickly? I am in awe of your FO’s. I know you have a life outside of knitting too. I am a “thrower” and fast but can’t seem to make all I want to.

    1. I honestly don’t know. I take knitting with me everywhere so I can sneak in a row or two whenever I can.

  10. I love everything about this set…the yarns you combined, the styles…everything! Your friend Steven is so cute, and I bet Sophie is too! I knit a friend and her dog a “sweater set” from Red Heart Reflective yarns for night time walks. It was fun.

  11. So cute! I know they will enjoy the gift. And to Laura – reflective yarn! – that’s such a great idea!

  12. That set is awesome. You have a great idea with the dog sweaters and matching human hats. Go for it!!!

  13. Those are adorable! And Steven’s face!! I love it when recipients are so excited for their knits, it’s the best possible feeling!

  14. So creative and cute! What a treat to have an appreciative recipient too. Who smiles that big?!?!?! Love it!

    I must thank you for your luminous postings. Do you know I read all my other email first, and save your posts for last? They’re dessert!

  15. Love your work and am in awe of your talented knitting. Your sweaters all fit you so beautifully. Your doggies are such cuties in their sweaters they make me smile. I enjoy your blog so much. It inspires me to persevere. Glad I found you through MDK. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  16. Love the dog sweater & hat. The contrast yarn is lovely. The colours in it are beautiful the way they go together. It’s really set off by the black yarn.

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