For the first time in a long while, I made this up as I went along and it came out exactly like I have envisioned it. I used 2 balls of KnitPicks chunky bare wool and size 11 needles. I cast on the neckline and worked 1x1 rib for a few inches, then began a cable pattern. I increased 2 stitches every row in the front until it was wide enough and long enough to cover her chest, then I bound off the front stitches and kept knitting the back until it was long enough to cover most of her. I picked up stitches and made 1x1 trim around the bottom edge, and made crochet-chains for the waist ties.

I knit it loosely on purpose for two reasons: So I could knit it quickly and finish in time to use it during the current cold front, and because it hardly ever gets below freezing here, so I wanted it to be warm but not stifling. This has come back to haunt me because as she walks around, it stretches itself out to where the neckhole is around her chest and the bottom almost covers her feet. I hope to solve this by getting a little non-stretchy ribbon and weaving it through the neckline and tying a bow to hold it in place.

I have decided I am officially one of those weirdos who is going to constantly have their dog wearing clothes. Luckily, she doesn't seem to mind.