Diamond Chicken Sweater

Diamond Chicken Sweater_1
Diamond Chicken Sweater_1

"This little sweater was made with the unique shape of a chicken in mind. It fastens with two buttons on the sides. This was designed for a medium sized hen. It measures 8 ½ inches across the breast at the widest point."


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • 4 shank buttons, 1/2"
  • Stitch holders
  • Yarn needle

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When I first saw the title for this project I have to admit, I laughed! Mainly because I lived on a farm growing up and you could not make attachments to the animals that were going to be killed for your Sunday dinner. However, that being said, I do know that some people keep chickens as pets and this would be wonderful for them. I can also see this on my little dog with a few adjustments.

My little neighbor down the street is autistic and he has a pet chicken. He loves that little hen. I think I will knit this sweater and give it to him. He will appreciate it, but I am not so sure the chicken will. It will be fun to do and looks to be a nice challenge. Thanks for sharing Heather.

With this model you forgot one reason about why we knit. We can have somerhing like this "Sweater " who is fabolus for a fraction of the price we should pay for something original like this. Thank you so much for this pattern be sure I will do it.

I take care of the 100 chickens on the south end of Governors Island off the tip of Manhattan. Granted a sweater for a chicken is for a specialized market, but it would be useful for the birds during their molting season when thier poor little backs are bald ad exposed to the elements.

I believe that is why it was invented. I use these for my dog because hes broad chested and it gives him more freedom around his leg joints

A sweater for a chicken? There must be a lot of bored knitters out there! I do not have a chicken to knit for, and if I did have one, I do not think I would knit for it.

They are used a lot by people who rescue chickens from battery farms as they often have no feathers when they are rescued. After a year they don't produce eggs fast enough for the battery farmers and they chuck them out -(


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