Today I’ve got finished object pics of Jellybean’s Sweetheart Sweater! And I have to say, she makes sweaters look so stinking cute. She’s getting better at sitting and waiting patiently for me to take pictures, she’s growing up.
When I was knitting the Sweet Heart Hat last week for my friend I kept looking at the hearts thinking that it would be adorable as a sweater for Jellybean. I do call her my little love bug, she’s super cuddly and sweet.
Exhibit A, she’s forever in my lap. Always asking to be carried and loves nuzzling in my neck for a hug.
And at her whopping 6.5lbs (and she could lose a pound), her hairless belly and bald spot head make her always cold. Sweaters for this one are necessary so it’s a good thing I know how to knit!
I used the leftover Mighty Stitch worsted weight yarn from the hat and used up almost all of the pomegranate color for her little sweater.
To create this I used my same formula for creating dog sweaters I always do. I got gauge and then used it to figure out the key stitch counts for the neckline, chest and then where I would separate for sleeves. I keep the sleeves simple and short because she’s got long legs and sometimes they get tangled up in a longer sleeve.
And I did the short row shaping around the back for a nice finish. I’m happy, she’s warm and extra adorable. What else could I ask for?