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URSA CANIS is a fresh take on a classic look for your pup with clean lines and intuitive shaping. This sweater features seamless, top-down construction, so you can try it on for fit as you go, and simple half-brioche detailing across the underside and legs, creating a stretchy, snug fit for the belly. With 12 sizes and an optional harness hole, this pattern is designed to be a go-to for knitters with cold-prone furry companions.


Click here to download a free PDF with all the pattern details, including sizing information, yarn requirements, gauge and needles, and a full schematic.

Click here to view the test knitting round up on my blog, showing the sweater in a range of sizes, modifications, and dog breeds.

Click here to view the #UrsaCanis hashtag on Instagram to connect with other knitters who have made this pattern for yarn ideas and inspiration!


This sweater is designed for a worsted weight yarn or equivalent with two yarns held together. I used yarn from Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Other suitable yarns: 

Peace Fleece Worsted
Briggs & Little Regal
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted
Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner

Custom Woolen Mills Field & Forage
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

Little Fox Yarn Fennec
Magpie Fibers Nest
Stone Wool Cormo
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Windham

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