Laika Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern


Knit a super cool (er, warm) sweater for your four legged friend! This pattern is custom fitted based on your dog’s measurements, so it’s sure to be a perfect fit!


This listing is for a PDF pattern ONLY. If you’d like to purchase a completed piece, please check the Ready to Wear section and see if any are available. If there are none and you’d like to request a custom order, please get in touch with me and we can work together to make you something beautiful!

Did you know that the first animal in space was a dog? Many other animals were part of launch testing rockets during the time of the space race, but none of them actually made it into orbit. Until they met Laika. Laika was a stray mutt in the streets of Moscow chosen by the Soviet Space Program to be the first living thing in orbit around the Earth.

This sweater was designed for all of the adventurous doggos in our lives who need a little extra fur! The short haired, blocky headed, barrel chested beans we love so much will love that this sweater is custom fitted to their body’s measurements. I designed this specifically for pit bulls and other bully-type breeds, but through testing I learned that it can easily be adapted to all kinds of dogs!

This pattern is great for intermediate knitters, or advanced beginners who are looking for a little challenge to build their skills! It features a seamless, raglan construction and color blocking to match your pup’s style.