A few weeks ago I went to my local yarn shop, Fibre Space, and I picked up a single skein of Spincycle Dream State yarn. It’s not cheap and only about 150 yards but so many people talk about it that I’ve been curious. I had Jellybean with me at the shop and I picked up this yellow color called Salty Dog and decided it would be just the right amount to knit her a sweater, so I did.
This is the Lucky Dog sweater pattern by Sole Salvo and it’s a bottom up sweater knit from XXS (Jellybean’s size) to XL. There’s a size for a wide range of dogs. I started it on Thursday night after Thanksgiving dinner with my husband and I finished it on Saturday morning.
I didn’t do the full turtleneck on her because I wanted to hold on to just a little bit of the yardage for another sweater idea I have swirling in my head for Jellybean.
The yarn is nice, it has a rustic look to it but isn’t scratchy. It also isn’t super soft but is definitely a stronger yarn, which I like for a dog sweater. At least I know it will hold up and wear well over the years. I also love this shade of golden yellow on Jellybean. I was considering using this sweater as part of our holiday card color palette but didn’t realize how much brown and green there would be, so I’ve got to finish my husband’s sweater to see if this one makes the cut or if I go with my second idea. I’ve changed my mind a million times on my holiday sweater color palette and then got struck by inspiration when I whipped up a quick knit for myself…but more on that later.