Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FO: Sweater for Nyota

It's been awhile since I've blogged! My knitting slowed down for a bit but I've been picking up steam recently. Most of the reason I was in a knitting slump was because my fiance and I got a dog! She's a one year old Plott hound that we adopted from the local animal shelter. We named her Nyota, which is the first name of Lt. Uhura from Star Trek. It's super geeky, but it matches how pretty of a dog she is. She's kept us busy the last couple of months.

It's been getting colder in the last couple of months, which presents a challenge with her short fur. We got her a jacket off Amazon which is great if it's raining. The problem is, it's not really designed for a hound. She has such a deep chest and tiny little hips that it doesn't fit quite right. So I decided that I needed to knit her a sweater. I found a couple of free patterns on Ravelry for greyhound sweaters and decided that the one with the side closure would be best. I had some Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in my stash that I had originally planned on knitting in to a long sleeve sweater, but I decided it would be better to use half for the dog sweater and half for a shrug-type sweater. Am I spoiling my dog by using such nice yarn? Possibly. But I justify it by telling myself I did it because the yarn is machine washable :)

yarn: madelinetosh tosh vintage, in charcoal
needles: 7s

Photoshoot? I want to smell things!
The pattern was rather ambiguous at times, but I think it turned out really well. I definitely see more dog sweaters in my future. I think jewel tone colors would look fantastic with her brindle coat.

Hopefully it's nice and sunny this weekend so I can take pictures of a couple of other finished objects I have.


  1. She looks beautiful and toasty in her new sweater!

  2. It looks so pretty on her! She looks like a sweetheart

  3. You can sure tell the quality of the yarn.
    I like the idea of jewel tones. She is a deeply-loved dog.

  4. She is a beauty! Do you hunt with her?

    1. Nope. We got her from the humane society so she's not a hunting dog. She actually gets scared around fireworks so I don't think she's do well around a gun.