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I’m a Fan! Dog Sweater - Knit Pattern

With the I'm a Fan! Dog Sweater pattern, my goal was to design a customizable sweater that can be knit at any gauge to fit any dog, using Izzy Knit's exclusive RUFF+TUMBLE DK (or another DK weight) yarn.

The sweater, itself, is an easy knit. The stitches are simple: K, P, M1L, M1R, k2tog, SSK, K1f&b and German short rows. What might be intimidating is the math. But trust me when I say, you can do it! Armed with a calculator and the step-by-step Recipe Worksheet included with the pattern, you’ll have all the tools necessary to successfully knit a customized sweater for your furry friend.

You’ll learn the most about customization if you do the math yourself; however, we also provide links to the Recipe Worksheet online, either as an Excel file or Google Sheet. These spreadsheets will do all the math for you!

Available as a Digital Download (PDF format).

Read more about this sweater in our blog post: A Dog Sweater That Actually Fits!


  • Designed by: Susan Watkins 
  • Size: Variable; Customized to your dog and your knitting gauge! Not recommended for deep-chested breeds.
  • Yarn: 1-2 balls each of two colors Izzy Knits RUFF+TUMBLE DK (details below)
  • Needles: US sizes 4 & 6 [3.5 & 4.0mm] circular needle, 40" [100cm] long or size to achieve desired fabric.
  • Gauge: Gauge will be your gauge, as determined by the two (2) gauge swatches you MUST knit (see page 2 for details).
  • Notions: Calculator, (1) bor marker + (4) st markers (preferably all in different colors), stitch holder or scrap yarn
  • Notes: Our sample sweater was knit using one (1) circular cable with interchangeable tips and the magic loop method for small circumference knitting. It can also be worked on a combination of straight needles and dpns.
  • Dogs ≤ 60 lbs (1 ball of each color)
  • Dogs ≥ 60 lbs (2 balls of each color)
  • 2-4 skeins Izzy Knits RUFF+TUMBLE DK (each ball 3½oz/100g [approx 260yd/238m], 30% wool, 70% acrylic, dk weight yarn), Silver Grey (MC) and Navy (CC)


Izzy Knits donates 10% of every Izzy Knits Exclusive purchase, including RUFF+TUMBLE, to supporting education in Haiti. Click here for details.

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    03 Aug 2021
    Roxanne F.
    United States United States
    What a wonderful pattern!

    What a wonderful pattern. I’m so glad I ran across your website!