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Doggie Sweater

Connie B has generously given the doggie sweater pattern. Please donate a sweater for her resure efforts supporting dachshunds.

Dog Pullover Sweater

Rev. 6/4/16 1 (Adapted from Bazaar Novelties & Gifts by Beehive Book No. 115)

Pattern calls for: 2 No. 8 knitting needles (dog up to about 15 lbs.) (Use size 6 for small size, dog up to about 10 lbs.) (Use size 10 for large size, dog up to about 20 lbs.) (Optional - Set of 4 (double pointed needles, use same size as straight needle) 1 skein of worsted weight (Hobby Lobby, Love My Yarn is preferred) Tension: 5.25 st. 7 rows = 1 inch with No. 8 needles Increase stitches (M1) are a knit in front and back of stitch.

 

Cast on 55 stitches. 1 st row: K2 *P1, K1 repeat from * to last stitch, K1

2 nd row: *K1, P1 repeat from * to last stitch, K1 Repeat these 2 rows twice more

Begin with a knit row; work 12 rows in stocking stitch

Next row: K12, inc. 1 st in next st. K29. Inc. 1 st in next st. K12 (57 st.)

Work 13 rows in stocking stitch.

Next row: K12, inc. 1 st in next st. K31. Inc. 1 st in next st. K12 (59 st.)

Work 13 rows in stocking stitch

Next row: K12, inc. 1 st in next st. K33. Inc. 1 st in next st. K12 (61 st.)

Work 7 rows in stocking stitch.

Next row: K1. Inc. 1 st. in next st. K12. Inc. 1 stitch in next st. K31. Inc. 1 st. in next st. K12. Inc. 1 st in next st. K1. (65 st.)

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch.

Arm holes Ribbing gives more flex for large chested dogs (i.e. dachshunds) Next row: K 11, turn Working on these 11 stitches, work 14 rows in rib, break yarn, and leave on spare needle.

(Note, you can use the double points for the areas with 11 stitches or you can leave on your regular needle.)

RS: K2 *P1, K1 repeat from * to last stitch, K1 WS: *K1, P1 repeat from * to last stitch, K1 With right side of work facing you, join yarn to remaining stitches and K43 stitches, turn. Working on these 43 stitches, work 14 rows stocking stitch, break yarn, and leave on needle.

With right side of work facing you, join yarn to remaining stitches 11 stitches and work 14 rows in rib, ending with knit row.

RS: K2 *P1, K1 repeat from * to last stitch, K1 WS: *K1, P1 repeat from * to last stitch, K1 Continue rib across 11, then Purl 43, then continue rib across 11 stitches that were on spare needle (65 st.)

Continue rib across 11, then Knit 43, then continue rib across 11 stitches.

Continue rib across 11, then Purl 43, then continue rib across 11 stitches.

Shoulders: Note: You can maintain the rib on the first 11 stitches and the last 11 stitches of each row if you desire. This will allow for more stretch in the sweater.

1 st row: K 18, SSK, K2, SSK, K17, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K18 (61 st.)

2 nd row: Purl 1 row

3 rd row: K 17, SSK, K2, SSK, K15, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, K17 (57 st.)

4 th row: Purl 1 row

5 th row: K 16, SSK, K2, SSK, K13, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, K16 (53 st.)

6 th row: Purl 1 row

7 th row: K 15, SSK, K2, SSK, K11, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, K15 (49 st.)

8 th row: Purl 1 row

9 th row: K 14, SSK, K2, SSK, K9, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, K14 (45 st.)

10th row: Purl 1 row Knit 1 row Purl 1 row

Collar: Next row: K2, *P1, K1. Repeat from * to last stitch. K1 Next row: *P1, K1. Repeat from * to last stitch. K1

Repeat these 2 rows of K1, P1 ribbing 9 times until about 3 inches of ribbing for turtleneck. Cast off loosely in ribbing.

Leg holes and Finishing: Crochet a slipstitch row around the edges of the leg hole opening to finish off the knitting stitches. Sew front seam (length of seam will depend on length of dog). Crochet a slipstitch row around the edges of the opening to finish off the knitting stitches.