Matching Sweaters!!!

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This has been a project that I've been very excited about. I discovered Eunny Jang's pattern for this deep v-neck sweater and instantly knew I had to make it. I wanted it a bit longer, and ended up making a few alterations to the pattern, but I essentially used the pattern as written.

As a quick note here, I'll mention how horrified my mother was when I explained that part of this pattern included cutting steeks. She told me that, "it was the worst idea ever" and predicted disaster for the sweater. Luckily, things turned out well, but I was very careful while working the steeks.

I used Classic Elite one-fifty, and ended up having a few balls of yarn leftover. I knew instantly what I was going to do with this yarn. Since last winter, I have been thinking about making a sweater for our family dog, Shadow to wear in cold weather - especially soon after he's had a haircut.

I know that now my dog and I have matching sweaters, that puts me in a certain category of crazy, but I really couldn't care less. This was a fun project, and I'm pleased with the results.

It was very easy to modify this pattern for his size - and I think it ended up fitting him quite well, although it is a little small in the neck region.-
Shelbie
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19 comments

Lily Boot said...

You both look fabulous! Your sweater is lovely - I think cutting steeks would be terrifying! What a great knitter you are - the pattern is fantastic! And your Shadow looks like our Simon's little brother!

eileen said...

I am in absolute awe of anyone who can knit.. let alone the steeks thing. Both of the sweaters are adorable, and you both look so cute in them!

Purple and Paisley said...

shelbie - you are so incredibly talented and gorgeous, too! how fun that shadow has a sweater, too...and guess what? doesn't make you crazy...although it's a blast to be a little crazy...it gives other people something to talk about...*wink*

quiltingcindy said...

Both sweaters are fantastic and they look fantastic on you. Great job! I love your little dog.

Jacquie said...

They make an adorable pair! I hope to learn to knit this summer.

Erin said...

Really great job Shelbie! I couldn't ever attempt a sweater. It's all I can do to make a scarf! lol! Shadow looks adorable

PamKittyMorning said...

Wow the pattern looks so intricate! Love the matchin sweaters.

Jo-Anne said...

Aren't you clever!!?!?
You both look adorable!

I should tell you that we love our dogs so much that, if it were possible, we would dress our dogs and take them to church with us! :):):) We all have a little "crazy" in us!

Happy day!

sarahmurray said...

Wow! Your are an awesome knitter. And OMG, that little mini doggy sweater has to be theee cutest thing. x

tmmkitten said...

this is a whole new level of awesome, and that shadow loves his sweater.

Lola said...

I don't know what a steek is, but those sweaters are the cutest things!! I wish I had a dog!!

yellowfarmhouse said...

What a cute sweater for both of you and that pattern looks a little scary, LOL. Didn't know what steeks where - thanks for sharing the link.

Karen

Busty LaRue said...

Your dog looks so nice and comfy and cute! I'm not really a knitter, so I don't know what a steek is, but it sounds hard. Good job on those sweaters!

Diane said...

The sweaters are wonderful. Your little dog looks like my maggie who is a cocker poo. Her nickname is cujo because she can get pretty protective!

Blakely said...

I love the idea of matching sweaters. They look great.

Darlene said...

Oh Shelbie those are so cute and you both look adorable. I admire your knitting talent! :-)

Jill said...

Adorable!! What a wonderful talent you have!

Nan said...

How adorable - matching sweaters! I know nothing about knitting (is it knitting?), so this looks very difficult to me. You did a very nice job!

rachel griffith said...

haha.
this made me smile!!!
:D