View Full Version : Dog Sweater Sizing

12-09-2005, 09:32 AM
I would like to knit a dog sweater for my cousins dog as a surprise.

Abbey is a portuguese water dog, shes about 40lbs give or take.

Does anyone have a dog of similar size, that could provide me with a neck, girth and neck to tail length ( I can knit it strechy). Just need a jumping of point. She reminds me of a Border Collie type dog.

Here's a couple of pictures

12-09-2005, 09:42 AM
I have bookmarked a dog sweater pattern generator. http://www.thedietdiary.com/cgi-bin/chart_dog.pl
Do you think you can estimate some of the dogs measurements?

12-09-2005, 09:46 AM
The AKC website (http://www.akc.org/breeds/portuguese_water_dog/index.cfm) talks a bit about the "normal" size of a portugese water dog.

12-09-2005, 10:13 AM
I can't help with the pattern...just want to say that Abbey is beautiful! :inlove:

12-09-2005, 10:42 AM
You might want to consider doing a "cape" style...sizing is more forgiving.

12-09-2005, 11:56 AM
Thanks for all the help.

I checked AKC, they give the height but no actual measurements. Iam going to try and ball park the figures.

Hopefully working with a drop stitch pattern, with lots of stretch will make up for any guessing :)

12-09-2005, 01:12 PM
This link (http://www.bluegrace.com/) has a question page & will get back to you in 2 days...I found it by googling the dog breed; perhaps these people will be helpful :thumbsup: