Along with the pugs, we have a very delicate miniature rat terrier. As the cold really bothers her, I finally decided to knit her a no-frills sweater. It could not have been easier.
I knit a rectangle 9 inches wide by 10 inches long in an broken rib pattern, and added a few rows of ribbing at the top.
It was a little short on the sides, so I added a crocheted shell stitch trim., adding a button loop while I was at it. I sewed together the ribbing and added a big button to close it. Voila! It fit. And the shell stitch trim has kind of a war-dog mystique going on.
It's been in and out and gotten dirty. It was made from a Big Lots mystery yarn, but hand-washes easy peasy. It looks and feels just like cotton, and is very soft to the touch.
It's more of a poncho I guess, as there are no sleeves, but it seems to keep her warm when she goes outside.
I wanted to get a pic of her frolicking in her pretty sweater, but all I could get was skulking and cowering as she hates to get her picture taken. You will have to take my word for it...she loves her sweater!