One of the easiest and best ways to knit a dog sweater fast is with a knitting loom. You can get these in most craft stores and it would be best to get a few sizes. You could measure your dog circumference to get an idea of the right size.
What I like about this style is that it is not fitted and you can simply adjust where to put the button based on your dogs size.
I found this great video below on just how to knit a dog sweater with a loom, and it is really detailed the video. So get your supplies and get started! I love any project that can be completed fairly quickly.
I Thought this was the cutest little sweater. You could make a few in different colors or you could take it one step further and sell them at craft shows or online. You could create an adjustable button area so different sized dogs can wear it. It keeps the chill off them and is easy to wear.
Using a loom is one of the fastest ways to create knitted products. I love either way. I just like to find easy projects that don't take a lot of intense concentration, and something I could do in an evening while listening to music or watching TV.
So, if you have been toying with the idea of a doggy sweater for your next project, you could use needles but if you want something quickly a knitting loom would work best.
I love the color on this doggy! She is showing 29cm diameter plastic loom for her materials which equals 11 inches. I have found a set below that is good value online and includes this size.
I found the above supplies on Amazon. Just click on the pictures to find out more. I have been finding many great deals online. Its not that I don't like my local craft store, but sometimes you just get totally different things online such as the doggy buttons which I thought were adorable.
The loom kits usually come with hooks, but it can be nice to get a stand alone one too.
This loom knitting reminds me of "corking" when I was a kid using a old wooden spool with 4 nails in it to make long knitted tubes to create all kinds of crafts. The looms are obviously larger and all I can say is that the hook is super important and you don't want to use too thick a yarn or it will get bogged down.
So check out the video and get inspired to knit a dog sweater and then try different embellishments to make it more personal. You could embroider a name or a picture. There are so many ways to make this sweater unique. Have fun!
My name is Diane and I love all arts and crafts including painting, drawing and knitting (I painted the bee above!) I decided after many years to take up knitting again and needed simple patterns that I could do while watching TV or listening to music that would help dial down stress. I hope you enjoy some of my own projects as well as ones I have found.