Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tweed Dog Coat

''I have to pee!!''

''man, it's hot in here with this on!''
 A favorite vintage pattern of mine from the good old Beehive days. I bought this booklet at W.A. Hodgins in Shawville when I started knitting full-time close to 20 years ago...Many times I admired this little coat and thought it was too difficult for my skill level. At the time, I owned a Miniature Pinscher. He was rather tiny in stature compared to our newest Pup. A Pug/Pinscher mix. In fact, it was very easy to knit.

I used 3.5 mm needles and worsted weight Diamond Galway 100% wool in three colours. Left over stuff from other knits.

One modification I like is a small opening for latching the leash at the neck front. I also omitted the zipper.
I did not bother blocking this knit for photos and the end flipped up for a while but settled down after one use.
I was excited to try it on him! In the photos, I had just arrived home and he was in a hurry to run outside and do his business but obliged to my request for photos...his ears display his eagerness to comply!

The snugness is actually a good thing. The coat stays in place even when we play fetch.


nicole said...


Hilary said...

Aaaaaah, so cute!!! And he looks so proud and dignified in it!

Aline said...

merci! he is very happy.

Jean said...

What a darling pup, so patient and loving, can't help but love the little guy!
Sweater turned out great too.

Fabienne said...

Vraiment très mignon !