Perfect Fit Dog &Cat Sweater -Pattern Generator by JL

Perfect Fit Dog &Cat Sweater -Pattern Generator

by JL
January 2011
any weight
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

In early 2011, this pattern was born out of need to create a sweater for my 3-legged (& slightly lopsided) love, Luna. In a burst of inspiration, I published the pattern on Ravelry so others could enjoy its simplicity as well. I never imagined that a decade later, it would be published in multiple languages and nearly 2000 sweaters created around the world, and sweaters for not only dogs- but cats, rabbits, iguanas, guinea pigs, and more. I hope this pattern continues to bring perfect-fitting sweaters to your quadruped friends for many more years to come. Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful support over the last 10 years.

I’m now happy to announce, I’ve published a 10-Year Anniversary Edition! With clearer instructions and a new optional “Simplified Ending” for new knitters.

This very simple design is worked top-down, seamless, in the round. Stitches are then picked up for bottom border and sleeves.

Any size can be made from XXXS to XXXL or any other! Simple calculations are made to determine the perfect fit for your size companion. Any yarn and any gauge can be used. A perfect blank palette for creativity-add lace, intarsia, cables, etc. And it adjusts perfectly for our “odd shaped” friends, such as bulldogs and pugs.

NOTE: For XXS dogs, some Ravelry users have suggested you may want to increase every rnd for the neck increases. & for XXL dogs, see a user’s comments here!

Please post sweater photos if you can!:)


This pattern has also been used to create a nice sweater for cats, lambs, bunnies, guinea pigs, iguanas, and…who next??

This pattern is available in English, Portuguese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, French, Greek. (If you’d like to offer a translation, please contact me!)

Thank you greatly for the wonderful volunteer translators: jolatelier - Portuguese, todanai - Greek, eponamama - Russian, Nadabrovitchka - Spanish translation, nadeige - French translation, annekek - Korean

A Little Story about 3-Legged Luna

In 2010, 3 month old Luna, a street dog in Kathmandu,Nepal, was hit by a car that resulted in one amputated leg and injuries on all other three legs. While nursing her back to health, Luna and I fell in love and I realized I could not leave her to fend for herself on the streets with 3 legs, so I brought her back to the United States.

Luna is one of the more fortunate dogs, most of dogs remain in Kathmandu living out their life on the street, with very little care other than what is offered by NGOs. Street Dog Care Organization is run solely on donations from caring individuals, if you have a special place in your heart for our canine friends, please consider visiting Street Dog Care’s website for more information and perhaps offering a kind donation. Thank you and with much love from Kathmandu!