Dog breeders know that walking with four-legged animals in the fall or winter can be problematic because the animal quickly freezes. Moreover, sometimes finding clothes for your pet in size is not so simple. To make an extra large dog sweater fit the dog, you can knit it with your hands-on knitting needles using simple patterns for beginners.
Necessary Tools and Materials
Before you start knitting, you need to make sure that you have materials and tools.
To knit a sweater for a dog you will need:
- measuring tape
- yarn (50-200 g)
- knitting needles
- circular knitting needles.
For each scheme and style of a sweater, it is worth choosing the right yarn. When choosing it, you need to consider the weight and basic parameters of the dog. The sweater should not be narrow or, conversely, wide. Otherwise, it will prevent the animal from moving.
Remake Old Sweater
If you do not have knitting skills, then a blouse for a dog can be created from your old sweater. For a dog of small breed, doll clothes or a baby’s blouse will fit perfectly, but a large dog can easily fit into a sweatshirt. But such wardrobe items will require some refinement.
At the waist, a human jacket will be great for any breed of dog, so you can sew in an elastic band to narrow the volume of an old sweater. A cloth item can be cut and then sewn the edges again to fit the size of the dog, but this option will not work with a knitted one. If you cut the sweater, then it just blooms. So here only the gum option is suitable.
Choose a Model
Before you start creating from the threads of a real work of art – dog clothes, you should decide on which model to stop. Your skills, size, and physique of the pet, its breed, as well as weather conditions will help you make the choice.
Models of dog clothes are as follows:
It is worth noting that knitting a blanket or vest is easy, but you will have to tinker with a sweater, jumpsuit or coat. The first options have no sleeves, complex armholes, or any other elements that are not easy to create. But they are less warm than the rest.
Overalls, sweaters, and coats are suitable for those dogs who do not have wool at all or it is very short. These are breeds such as dogs, for example.
Note that each of these types of clothes can be supplemented with hats, hoods, socks. Here, again, we look at what kind of dog and for what purposes we want to tie a sweater for a dog with our own hands.
Knitting sweaters for large dogs is practically no different from creating the same copy of clothing for a small fellow. The only difference is that kids often have to create not one but several clothes per shift. After all, a large dog does not need to be dressed as often as a baby chihuahua, for whom any cold of death is like. Such rocks are very difficult to tolerate frost.