THE PATTERN IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM AS A KINDLE DOWNLOAD AT: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ATCKPMW It's very difficult to find sweaters long enough to fit a miniature dachshund. With our little Lena as my muse, I have designed a collection of knitted sweaters and dresses for this adorable breed. This is Lena's "Walk-in-the-Forest" sweater which was inspired by our city's Eucalyptus forest park walking trail. I wanted a sweater that would keep Lena warm and cozy on cool days and chose a color that would look great when she's walking through the forest. Of course you can choose any color you prefer! It's made with worsted weight yarn. The sweater is a simple knit, using ribbing and the seed stitch. The front and back sections are knitted separately and invisibly seamed together with the mattress stitch (or any stitch you prefer). It boasts a ribbed turtle neck and ribbed bottom edge. The ribbed sleeves are knit in the round with double pointed needles, but if you prefer, you can skip that and instead, single crochet an edging around the arm holes with a crochet hook size F or G. THANK YOU, BUYER DIANE JULIEN, FOR SENDING ALONG THIS ADORABLE PHOTO OF YOUR DOG "LUCKY" WEARING THE SWEATER YOU MADE WITH MY DESIGN! I'M THRILLED YOU WERE HAPPY WITH THE PATTERN AND THE OUTCOME! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast On Knit stitch Purl stitch Increase one stitch Bind Off Knit rounds with double pointed needles Pick up stitches GAUGE In seed stitch, 4 stitches = 1 inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Chest circumference: 16 inches (fits dog with chest circumference of 15" to 18") Length: 15 inches from nape of neck to just before start of tail NOTE: This sweater will fit any dog with a chest circumference of 15" to 18". Adjust the length to custom fit your dog.