Stay Warm

As we all know  – it’s snowed!


And the chill is due to continue.

As you can expect – I have sold loads of jumpers and coats in the past 10 days.  There is still a bit of choice – although not much in the fleece coats!

Drop in to the shop quick!!!

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Who stole last week???

I am sure someone is pinching days out of the week – they seem to be flying by already!  I just seem to get started on the week – get things going and under control – and it’s Saturday and I have to go away again.

So far in the last 10 days or so Alfie has chewed – the brand new jumper I made him – TWICE.

 

 

 

 

I can repair – but – honestly – how ungrateful!!!

He has also chewed Henry’s old fleece – that only just fitted so that’s a goner.

He has also chewed his new vest I made for him to go under his rain coat – there is so little left of that you can’t even tell what it was.

I think I will knock up a couple of quickies with the new super chunky yarn that has just arrived – perhaps he will find that too thick to chew!!!

 

 

Joseph Jumpers

I am really chuffed – the new line of Joseph Jumpers are out now.

The pattern has been totally re-written – and I much prefer the result.  The jumper is available in 4 different sizes and I usually theme the light tones – dark tones – blues tones etc.

It has been a long slog this year – my health has been really poor and I have not been able to put the hours into writing the patterns that I normally do. As a consequence the jumpers will be available in the shops – but the pattern is still full of my rough workings and probably won’t be fully polished for customer’s eyes until after Christmas.

All I can do is apologise – I had meant to start working on a couple of Super Hero motifs – but that will have to wait until the spring

New look for the Joseph Jumpers

The best thing anyone has ever told me – and it’s become one of my favorite tricks – 2 strands of DK weight yarn worked together is the same as a strand of chunky weight yarn.  And you can create some amazing effects.
 

Worked with a ‘light’ or ‘dark’ theme – they look amazing.  I am working on 5 different sizes for this – and now I have a long, skinny dog I am much more aware that I need to do some longer back lengths.  I have worked the backs and next week I plan to tackle the underbody sizing.  The Joseph is a full body jumper with no buttons – so the underbody / chest piece sizing needs to be right.

They should start to appear in the shop in a couple of weeks – and work will go on to refine the written pattern for sale if you want to work your own jumper.

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– – and the answer is – –

It’s the first new jumper pattern of the year – brilliant

the posh dog clothing company basket weave jumper

 

This is the new Basket weave pattern.

It will be available in 4 smaller sizes in a lighter weight for the little chaps – – and 4 larger sizes for the bigger guys.

I am making more of an effort this year to make some really big sizes.  They take me much longer to make and are not nearly so popular – so there will always be less in stock – but I can always make one in the colour you prefer if you give me a few days.

The whole point of joining The Posh Dog Gang is that you are unique, you are cosy, and you are loved

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I have eaten my frog today!!!

Don’t panic – no slicing and dicing of our cute little Kermit is involved!

This is a tip I picked up from my business mentor to help you get things done.

If you had to eat a frog before you go to bed today – when would you eat it?

We all have ‘those’ projects.  You know – the ones we started with all good intentions – and then went off – – or the ones that have got buried because we ran out of something – or we passed over on to more exciting things – or sparked off another idea.  Those are your ‘frogs’.  We push them away in the cupboard – or burry them in boxes and forget all about them – well we try to forget all about them – but they niggle away at our subconscious and hold us back – those are your frogs.

Soooo – you HAVE to do it.  You have to eat your frog today.  Do you put it off for as long as possible and not go to bed for 3 days because you really just can’t – or do you slice your frog on toast for breakfast and get it over with because that way – you can play all day without it hanging over your head all the time.

Meet my frog of the past 8 months or so.  I started it because I never make enough ‘big dog’ jumpers – but I had only done about 4″ and I went off it.

the posh dog clothing company jumper

It has been sitting in my favourite work basket (thinking as it was in my favourite basket I would do something about it! – yeah – right –  don’t work).  Every time I finish a project and am looking to fill in an odd evening I have picked it up and done a bit – but I have hated every minute of it!  This year I have been making a huge effort to finish – tidy – clear – and I have finally finished it.

The positive side is – I love the basket weave stitch – so I will be writing a new jumper pattern with that stitch – but a nicer body pattern.

I can’t tell you just how good it is to have finally finished chewing on my frog!!!!!!

Can you smell the winter chill coming!!!!

There is a definate chill in the air in the mornings now – and the evening temperatures are getting (almost) down to zero – brrrrr.

This is where we come into our own with our own knit wear in all sorts of sizes and weights.  A new pattern this year is the raised chain link look.  In the lighter weights it has stripes of 3 colours and is available in 4 sizes.

the posh dog clothing chain link pattern

 

 

 

 

I can make these to order in you chosen size / colour way – depending on the size allow me a week to work.

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4 months on

It takes me about 4 months solid sweat and tears to create a new knitting pattern!

And I have just finished one!

The Chain Link Jumper.  Plain background with a raised chain like pattern – usually knitted in a 3 colour pattern stripe – but sometimes one colour with the chains highlighted in a different colour.  Wide, plain underbelly to neck section with buttons – the buttons are functional – but to be honest I very rarely undo them!  Available in 4 sizes –  this one is great fun.

the posh dog clothing company chain link jumper

 

 

 

 

the posh dog clothing company chain link jumper neck

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have photographed the ones ready to go to their new wearers and I will be listing them with all the measuments over the coming week.

I know it’s only August – but Saturday – seriously! – we all had our jumpers on ;-0

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New style top

This is a total cute overload!!!

A new style fleece top in 4 sizes.  They have a big, wide funnel necks and short sleeves – short in the body so length does not matter.  There are no fastenings to these – the dog puts this on like a proper jumper – over the head and one paw at a time into the sleeves – so perhaps not a first jumper for a wiggly puppy!

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This is the tiny size – suitable for chihuahua, yorkies, daxies,

 

 

 

 

posh dog fleece top

This is the 3rd size – big and baggy – or a smaller lab size

 

 

 

The weather is still pretty nippy – so poochie will still get quite a bit of wear out of these before the summer really kicks in.

Just starting to add to the shop

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Handmade Posh Dog Jumper – 005

Handmade Posh Dog Jumper 005 This is a new style.  Worked in 2 (or 3) colours – this one has a rough texture border and rib pattern.  It has no buttons for those who are too impatient to stand still for long!  the jumper has a solid front and pops over the head – then there is a velcro strip under side of the jumper to the strap end to keep it snug.

Keep an eye open for new colour ways – and larger sizes when I get to it.

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Handmade Posh Dog Jumper – 031 – Country Cables.

 Handmade Posh Dog Jumper 031 Country Cables

Just to show you one of the blue versions.

Next I am working on several sizes for the larger guys.

Hand knitted Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

Suitable for a very small terrier / cat / rabbit

Total length of back to base of neck:  8″ / 19cm
Around neck: 6″  /  16cm
Around chest: 9″  /  24cm

Blue buttons one one side of the belly band – there is a strap the goes between the front legs to the chest, with a button on the front.

Measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my hand knitted dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

This one is £8.50

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Handmade Posh Dog Jumper – 026 – Country Cables.

 Handmade Posh Dog Jumper 026 Country Cables The tiny size is my most popular size.  Officially they are small Chihuahua size – but they also fit new small puppies – small cats/kittens – I have even sold them for little rabbits.

I have just completed a batch in 3 different pinks and 3 different blues for your furry pals.

Hand knitted Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

Suitable for a very small terrier / cat / rabbit

Total length of back to base of neck:  8″ / 19cm
Around neck: 6″  /  16cm
Around chest: 9″  /  24cm

Blue buttons one one side of the belly band – there is a strap the goes between the front legs to the chest, with a button on the front.

Measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my hand knitted dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

The tiny size in the Country Cable range is £8.50

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Handmade Posh Dog Jumper – 019 – The Weekend Lounger.

Handmade Posh Dog Jumper 019 The Weekend LoungerBrrr – we have 3″ of snow sat outside the windows.  The guys are wrapped up in their soft, casual ‘Weekend Lounger’ jumpers.

Hand knitted dog jumper from the Weekend Lounger range.

Made locally in the Lake District.

To fit a terrier / medium size dog

Total length of back to base of neck: 18 1/2″
Around neck: 10″
Around chest: 14″

The Weekend range are big and baggy, chunky jumpers made with bright colours – no buttons or fastenings – perfect to pop on and chill out in.

measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Hand knitted in Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn.

machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my hand knitted dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

This one is £10.50

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Handmade Posh Dog Jumper – 033 – Santa.

Handmade Posh Dog Jumper- 033 - Santa

Hand knitted Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

 

This is the largest Santa jumper I make

Total length of back to base of neck:  21″ / 54cm
Around chest: 22″ / 56cm

From the ‘A Collar is for Christmas’ range – this is the Santa jumper.

Classic Santa look coat – with added knitted buckle detail.  The belt strap and collar are fastened with velcro.

These are available in several sizes – the white has a ‘sparkle’ thread mixed in with it.

measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Hand knitted in 100% acrylic yarn.

machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my hand knitted dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

This size is £24.50

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Handmade Posh Dog Jumper – 034

Handmade Posh Dog Jumper 034

Hand knitted Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

This is for the tinys

Total length of back to base of neck:  8″ / 20cm
Around chest: 8″ / 20cm

Around chest: 8″ / 20cm

Measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Hand knitted in Robin 100% acrylic yarn.

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my hand knitted dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

This one is £8.50

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Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper – 025 – Pinstripe Smart.

posh dog jumper 25 pinstripeHand knitted Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

Suitable for the mid sizers

Total length of back to base of neck:  15″ / 38cm
Around neck: 12″ / 30cm
Around chest: 18″ / 46cm

From the ‘Pinstripe Smart’ range.  This one is Honey Brown and Madonna Blue

Measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Hand knitted in Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn.

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my handmade dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

£14.00

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Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper – 024 Joseph Jumper.

posh dog jumper 24  joesph jumperHand knitted Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

Suitable for the larger terriers

Total length of back to base of neck:  17″ / 43cm
Around neck: 10″ / 26cm
Around chest: 18″ / 46cm

Multi-colour Joseph Jumper with black trim.

Measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Hand knitted in Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn.

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my handmade dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

£14.50

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Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper – 023.

Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper 023

Hand knitted Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

Suitable for the big guys

 

Total length of back to base of neck:  27″/28″ / 70cm
Around neck: 18″
Around chest: 30″  asn it is – but the buttons can be moves to make smaller

3 colour stripes with green trim and blue buttons to band

Measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Hand knitted in Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn.

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my handmade dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

£38.50

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Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper – 022.

Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper 022

Hand knitted Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

Suitable for a very small terrier / cat / rabbit

Total length of back to base of neck:  8″ / 19cm
Around neck: 6″  /  16cm
Around chest: 9″  /  24cm

Blue buttons one one side of the belly band – there is a strap the goes between the front legs to the chest, with a button on the front.

Measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my handmade dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

£8.50

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Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper – 017 Joseph Jumper.

Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper 017 Joseph Jumper

Hand knitted dog jumper from the Joseph Jumper range.

Made locally in the Lake District.

To fit a medium size dog

Total length of back to base of neck: 14 1/2″ / 37cm
Around neck: 10″ / 26cm
Around chest: 16″ / 40cm

Lovely apple green trim with fine stripes of green , pink and aqua.  No buttons

measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Hand knitted in Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn.

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my handmade dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

£12.50

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Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper – 021.

Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper 021

Hand knitted Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

For the ‘tinies’

Total length of back to base of neck:  8″ / 19cm
Around neck: 8″  /  20cm
Around chest: 9″  /  24cm

All in one jumper

measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Hand knitted in Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn.

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my handmade dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

£8.50

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Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper – 016.

Hand-made Posh Dog Jumper 016

Hand knitted Dog coat

Made locally in the Lake District

To fit a medium / larger size dog

Total length of back to base of neck:  12″ / 30cm = the roll neck
Around neck: 10″  /  26cm
Around chest: 20″  /  50cm

Random ‘camoflage’ effect all in one jumper, with plain trim

measurements are very approximate – there is quite a lot of ‘give’ in these.

Hand knitted in Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn.

Machine washable on a cool wash – do not iron.

All my handmade dog wear has a dog shape button detail.

£14.00

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