Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bennan, it's Cold Outside!

Brrr.  So says the dog.

Pattern: Francesca and Sharkey by Lion Brand Yarn

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease (80% acrylic; 20% wool)
Colorway: Forest Green Heather 
1/2 skein or approx 100 yards

Needle Size: US9

Here's what I like about this sweater: 

1. It's really easy to put on.  No having to fuss with forcing his legs into "sleeves". I just slide it on over his head and button up the sides.  

2.  Plenty of clearance for the pee apparatus.   Not a very important consideration for all the lady dogs out there but for boy dogs, you can't have anything hanging down too far on the belly.  Don't want anything interfering with the yellow arc.

Here's what Bennan likes about the sweater:

1. It's stylin'.

2. And the ladies like it.

Actually, he seems to like wearing it and will even stand still when I put it on him.  Last night, he wore it to bed.

I think I'll have to make him another one...


  1. Oh, so cute! Glad to see he's keeping warm in the chilly weather.

  2. Hi, this is Jess from Lion Brand. I just wanted to let you know how adorable your dog looks in his sweater! You picked an excellent shade of Wool-Ease, and I'm glad your dog seems to love the sweater. Happy knitting.

    With warm regards,
    Jess H.
    Lion Brand Yarn

  3. Bennan just looks so proud to be wearing his sweater (especially in the top photo). So sweet!

  4. Vidamae says, Bennan, call me. I know from personal experience how to get rid of a coat, and I'll tell you what, my owners never bothered to dress me up again after I lost the vest they forced me to wear.

  5. Vidamae,

    You are the most beloved of dogs and I miss your gray muzzle. Just for you, I may have to knit you a sweater. Your humans will provide me with your measurements, yes?