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Dog-Hair Sweaters a New Fashion Trend?

A 1997 book called Knitting With Dog Hair: Better a Sweater From a Dog You Know and Love Than From a Sheep You’ll Never Meet introduced dog owners to the concept of using canine fur to weave blankets, sweaters and mittens. Now a group in Boulder, Colorado is trying to create an industry around it. They’re calling the fabric chiengora (a mash-up of the French word for dog, chien, and the word angora), and they claim it doesn’t smell like wet dog when it gets wet.

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