Umm. Yes, gauge is important, and you shouldn’t just wing it, even for a dog sweater. Interestingly enough the length etc is fine, so apparently I do know how to use a tape measure properly. But the Drone costume is just that, for Rigel for Halloween, and not for daily wear, and I’ll make him a proper sweater, because he was totally thrilled with this one. Seriously. He let me put it on him (and he’s never worn a sweater in the nearly four years of his life) and pranced around afterwards.