Friday, June 1, 2012

Not just for Paris

In my journey through knitting, I have been privileged to work with great clients and given the opportunity to knit some pretty cool things. Allyson has thrown some pretty great knitting jobs at me fo requests that she has gotten that she is just too busy to do herself. Let's face it, knitting takes a lot of time and when you are coordinating magazines, books, and 2 different websites, you are bound to be busy. Luckily for me, Allyson gets a lot of requests and she asks me to knit some of them up. The first project she threw my way was a request for dog sweaters.
Orange sweater on Otis
I know you may be thinking "how silly to purchase a handknit sweater for a dog" but it happens quite a bit. My good friend, Miki, actually bought a dog sweater for her pitbull who has some sort of disorder where he has trouble keeping warm. It made sense to me and opened my eyes to the fact that it isn't just Paris Hilton dressing their dogs in sweaters.
Anyway, so this request for knitted dog sweaters came from a woman in Brooklyn, New York at a boutique called the Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain. I knit up 4 different sweaters using bright colors and stripes. I made them in a uniform, small size and sent them off.
Striped sweaters for Brooklyn
Gia from Brooklyn was pleased with the results but wanted something that would stand out. She wanted the sweaters to be different from everywhere else, and just stripes were not going to cut it. I then designed 3 more different sweaters. There was one with a Mohawk down the center of the back, one with a single stripe down the center ot the back, and one with a trelis cable pattern.


  1. I'm a big fan of stripes - yours are adorable. I would love to see the Mohawk dog sweater!

  2. I completely forgot to take pictures of the second set of sweaters. I may knit a few up for my etsy site though. and thanks!