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DIY: How to knit a dog sweater

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  1. The big knick-special in the Tina
  2. Material:
  3. Knitting pattern for a dog sweater

The big knick-special in the Tina

Even our four-legged friends suffer in winter under the cold. A self-knitted dog sweater can help. Here are the instructions.

The abbreviations at a glance:

  • right: right
  • Left: Left
  • Round: round
  • str .: knit
  • MS: pattern set
  • M .: mesh
  • Nd: needle
  • initially: increase
  • U .: envelope
  • bind off: bind off
  • LL .: run length
  • continued: continuous
  • R .: row
  • initially: increase
  • Rdm .: edge stitch
  • decrease: decrease
  • over / under: cover
  • Connection: stop
  • knl .: ball
  • N .: Needle
  • U: envelope
  • Lm .: air mesh

Sizes: XS - S - M

Since the sweater is knitted in the ribbed pattern, it looks a bit small. The work is very elastic.

Chest circumference: approx. 28/32 - 40/44 - 48/52 cm

Back part: about 24 - 32 - 40 cm

Example of breeds: XS = Chihuahua, S = Bichon Frisé, M = Cocker Spaniel


Material:

  • Garnstudios DROPS Fable 50-100-150 gr. Fb. No. 521, black / brow / blue gray
  • Garnstudios DROPS Alpaca 50-50-100 gr. Fb. No. 6309, blue gray
  • Garnstudios DROPS Puddel 50-50-50 gr. Fb. No. 08, coke gray
  • DROPS Needle no. 4 (a round knitting needle for size M.) Stitch sample: 19 sts x 25 r with 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm.
  • DROPS Needle Game and Circular Needle No. 3.
  • DROPS crochet hook No. 6.

All yarns are DROPS yarns. Color cards and dealer proof can be found at www.garnstudio.com. Cost to rework this model: from about 13.35 EUR


Knitting pattern for a dog sweater


sweater:

The work is knitted from top to bottom. Cast on 48-64-80 sts (small circular needles needle) and 4-6-8 cm 2 re./2 l. With 1 strand of fable and 1 strand of alpaca on double pointed needles size 4 mm. knit.

Then 1 row left. knit (here the sts are taken for the hood). Then knit 1 round of rib and on the next row every other 2 left-hand piece on 3 l. increase = 54-72-90 sts. After 6-10-14 cm the remaining 2 left batches to 3 l. increase = 60-80-100 sts. Continue with the cuff (2 sts / 3 ls). Divide into 8-12-16 cm as follows: 2 r. cast off, put the next 13-18-23 sts on a stitch holder (= under the stomach), 2 sts. Cast off. Knit the remaining 43-58-73 sts as before.

Continue to knit the cuff over this st (= back piece) until this piece measures 5-8-10 cm. Then place the stitches on a thread.

Put the sts on the first needle back onto the needle (13-18-23 sts under the stomach) and knit ribs 5-8-10 cm. Now put all sts on a double pointed needles and hit 2 new sts between the pieces. = 60-80-100 sts. Continue to knit the cuff until the piece measures 19-27-34 cm.

Now lower the middle 9-10-13 sts under the stomach. and now knit the work back and forth. On both sides, every 2 rounds, cast off 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2 to 5 times, 2 sts 1 time, and 3 sts 1 time. Then the remaining M. abk. The work now measures approx. 24-34-44 cm.


Legs:

Pick up 36-52-64 sts around the opening with 1 thread fable on needle size 3, and knit 3-5-7 cm cuffs (2 sts / 2nd left). Then re. over re. and li. over left Cast off. Repeat on the other side.


hood:

The neck at the left. fold knitted R. towards the inside and into the left. Pick up sts on circular needle No. 3 42-54-66 sts (do not pick 6-10-14 sts on bottom of neck). 1 row left knit and at the same time take 70-90-110 sts evenly distributed (ie knit 1 st and pick up in 2 sts). Knit 3 rows garter st over each side until piece measures 12-16-20 cm. Do not bind off the work but knit it together and at the same time abk.


crochet border:

Crochet one edge around the hood, at the bottom of the sweater and around the legs, with a puddle on needle number 6.When: 1 sc in the first st, * 1 ch, skip 1 cm, 1 dc in the next M. *,

You can find the template as PDF for download here!

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