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Generate Your Own Custom Dog Sweater!
This page will chart a custom dog sweater for you to knit by hand or on your machine. The shape of the dog sweater is designed based on dog sweaters pictured in Foster & Smith's catalog. In that catalog, the basic tube shaped sweater is shown two different designs. One design has a fairisle body in a traditional snow flake pattern and ribbed collar, trim and legs. The other design has a shaker rib body; 1 x 1 rib is used for the collar, legs and welt trims around the edges.
To use this page, you must measure your dog and knit a swatch. Then enter your dog's measurements and some gauge information in the boxes you'll see. You may also chose to work in inches or centimeters. Fill out all measurements and hit "send"! Your chilly pooch will thank you.
One-Piece Dog Sweater Pattern For Small, Medium & Large Dogs
This quality pattern is perfect for beginners!
- Size - Small - Medium - Large
- Length (neck to base of tail) - 10 inches - 14 inches - 20 inches
- Width (without side tabs) - 9 inches - 12 inches - 18 inches
The instructions are given for the smallest size. The medium and large sizes are in parentheses.
- Chunky Yarn - 2 (3,6) ounces
- Size 9 straight needles, (5 Â½ mm) or size required for gauge
- One 4inch stitch holder
- Crochet Hook
- Hook and Loop fastener such as Velcro
- Straight pins, needle and matching thread
7 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
- Cast on 16 (22, 42) stitches
- Row 1: (Wrong Side) Purl 1 Knit 1, (P1, K 1) ribbing.
- Row 2: (Right Side) Increase 1stitch in the first stitch, (knit in front and back of the stitch) and P1 K one to the last stitch. Increase 1 stitch in the last stitch.
- Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 43 (57, 80) stitches on the needle.
- K1, P1, evenly until work measures the required length from neck to base of tail.
- K1, P1 14 (18, 25) stitches and place these on the stitch holder.
- Bind off the next 15 (21, 30) stitches for neck opening. K1, P1 to the end of the row. These 14 (18, 25) stitches will form the first shoulder.
- K1, P1 to the last 2 stitches. Knit or Purl the last 2 stitches together as per pattern.
- Work in rib pattern until work measures about 2 (3, 5) inches from the bound off stitches at the neck edge.
- With Right side facing pattern to the last 2 stitches K2 together.
- Purl 2 together pattern to the end of the row.
Repeat these 2 rows until 4 (7, 15) stitches remain.
- Bind off all stitches.
- Slip stitches from the stitch holder onto needle with right side facing.
- Join wool at side. Pattern to the last 2 stitches. K or P 2 together.
- Continue in pattern until shoulder measures about 2 (3, 4 ) inches from the bound off stitches at the neck edge.
- Row 1: K or P 2 together, pattern to the end of the row.
- Row 2: Pattern to the last 2 stitches, K or P2 together.
- Repeat these 2 rows until 4(7,15) stitches remain. Bind off all stitches.
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