Hunting season – be wery, wery quiet.
A friend asked if I would knit a camouflage hat for her niece. I went to Michael’s Craft Store thinking I would need to buy 4 – 5 skeins of green and brown yarn. While scanning the yarn aisle for possible color combinations, I spotted Bernat yarn in of all things, camouflage. Not only was there the traditional forest color, but there were desert and arctic varieties as well.
On the label was a photo of a Schnauzer wearing a camouflage coat. You can guess where this thread is headed.
We adopted Ruby the Beagle in June. As Ruby is of the hound persuasion and therefore a hunting variety of dog, it only makes sense that she have a camouflage coat. The pattern listed sizes from S-XL. The XL was for a dog with a chest measurement of 24 inches. The coat must be meant for small breeds of dogs, because I can’t imagine a Labrador or Golden being that small. Bernat offers the pattern free on their website: Camouflage – Dog Coat With Cargo Pockets (knit)
Our gal Ruby is zaftig, with a chest size of 25 inches. When we brought her home, she weighed 44 pounds, about 20 pounds more than she should weigh. She’s on a diet and has been loosing about a pound a month. That said, I had to finagle the pattern so that it would fit her. This is my first attempt at making a dog sweater AND modifying a pattern. The results aren’t too bad, but if I make this pattern again, I won’t add as many stitches to the collar. The sweater would look better if the collar opening was higher and smaller.