Remember my previous doggie sweater based on the pattern from “Seamless Knits for Posh Pups“? This time I decided to knit something “elegant”, contrary to the casual hoodie from the old project 🙂 Let me introduce to you the Tiffany dress, knitted with the leftovers of Malabrigo Rios yarn (Purpuras and Piedras colourways). My version doesn’t have any pearls on the collar, but I still think it’s really cute. I love the frill and the ribbed belly part.
As you may know if you read my blog, I sometimes knit small items for the animal rescue charity auctions. This dress is a gift for one of the dogs in the rescue’s care: a small, fragile chihuahua and Pomeranian cross (at least judging by her size and fur). This little girl had had some very rough life before she was adopted by the lady who runs the rescue. She has been nursed back to health but she is really timid around other animals and feels a little more secure to play with them if she’s wearing something: a t-shirt in the summer or sweaters when it’s colder. It doesn’t really surprise me, I think it’s for similar reasons as many pets that hate to wear anything: they feel restrained. Nellie however likes this restrain and she feels safer with a cocoon of clothes around her tiny body, so she has quite a collection of hand made jumpers. But I don’t think she has a dress! I think it’s a good kind of outfit for a dog who wears sweaters at home: it’s short, sleeveless, so it won’t overwhelm her, while giving her the sense of security.
All of the items I made for the auction and the dress for Nellie were posted today, so I’m really looking forward to seeing her photos in the new outfit!