One guess who this one is for - yes the young lady who did not quite get the "one gift per person" rule of pay it forward Handmade. AKA my oldest daughter who asked for a jumper for her puppy, a matching hat AND a lace collar for herself. LOL
So after much scouring the internet and puppy fashion books, I finally ended up just winging it and making up my own pattern. (ok I was a little impatient and wanted to make something straight away, I still plan on making one from the internet but am going to have to tweak the pattern to get it to fit).
Charlotte is a Chihuahua and although she is quite small she is still growing rapidly so I was a bit dubious about sizing etc. Anyways, I came up with this little coat, and could not resist sprucing it up with a bit of garden flair. I called it the orange blossom puppy coat and it is made with Basics pure wool in orange and a little yellow and green (Bendigo Wool) for the flower.
Note, that I did not add ribbing around the leg holes. The reason for this is that our dear departed Chihuahua/Australian Terrier cross used to only like to wear coats knitted this way. The ribbed ones used to drive her nuts and she would rip off her jumpers. So I always made them like this.
I will have to take a picture of Charlotte in her new coat when she comes to visit. Fingers crossed that it will fit her.
Hope you are having a Happy Weekend.
Hugs and smoochies xoxo