Tapping into her day job as a fashion designer, Sole Salvo‘s runway-inspired dog sweaters are for lucky dogs, indeed. And thanks to her Lucky Dog Sweater, your dog, too, can dress like the puparazzi might be around every corner!

Sole Salvo For Purl Soho: Lucky Dog Sweater | Purl Soho

For dogs of most shapes and sizes, from yorkies and bulldogs to greyhounds and golden retrievers, the Lucky Dog Sweater Pattern uses 2 x 2 rib details to contour around the body for a smart and comfortable fit and also to lend a little drama to the collar.

Sole Salvo For Purl Soho: Lucky Dog Sweater | Purl Soho

The simple construction is in the round, from tail to head, and is also customizable with well-placed tips for shortening, lengthening, and widening. Plus, girls and boys get different shaping in the belly area, so everyone’s comfy!

Sole Salvo For Purl Soho: Lucky Dog Sweater | Purl Soho

Sole remembers that designing this sweater for Purl Soho was her artistic refuge at the beginning of quarantine. In full lock down, the creation of stitch after stitch and the feeling of yarn between her fingers became her solace. We couldn’t relate more!

Sole Salvo For Purl Soho: Lucky Dog Sweater | Purl Soho

The yarn that offered so much comfort and satisfaction is our Linen Quill Worsted, a mix of fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen. It’s toasty for chilly dogs on chilly days, and it’s also seriously beautiful, rustic but subtle, durable but very special, too!

Sole Salvo For Purl Soho: Lucky Dog Sweater | Purl Soho

And if you’re wondering why someone might hand knit a sweater for their dog, who is, after all, just walking to the dog park to catch a ball or two, the answer is simple. It’s because nothing beats knitting for someone you love!

Sole Salvo For Purl Soho: Lucky Dog Sweater | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Sole Salvo and modeled by Fern (left), Roxy (middle), and Leila (right).

Materials

Sole Salvo For Purl Soho: Lucky Dog Sweater | Purl Soho
  • 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) skein(s) of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill Worsted, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is approximately 164 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 125 (170, 250, 340, 460, 590) yards required. We used the colors Vintage Celadon and Red Poppy.
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn

Sizes

XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL)

To fit chest circumference of approximately 12-14 (14-16, 16-20, 20-24, 24-28, 28-32) inches, with 1-3 inches of ease

Finished Chest Circumference: 14¾ (16¾, 20½, 24½, 28¼, 32) inches

Finished Neck Circumference: 11 (12¼, 14¼, 16, 17¾, 19¼) inches

Finished Length From Base Of Neck To Base Of Tail: 11½ (12¾ 15½, 17¾, 21¼, 23¾) inches

Sample: The sweaters shown here are sizes XXS, Small, and Medium, worn with 4, 5, and 6 inches of ease.

Gauge

19 stitches and 27 rows/ rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Pattern

Sole Salvo For Purl Soho: Lucky Dog Sweater | Purl Soho

The Lucky Dog Sweater is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Sole Salvo For Purl Soho: Lucky Dog Sweater | Purl Soho
Sole Salvo For Purl Soho: Lucky Dog Sweater | Purl Soho