Cables & Bits Dog Sweater by Sarah Wilson

Cables & Bits Dog Sweater

September 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
97 - 291 yards (89 - 266 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Cables & Bits is a doggie-size shrug suitable for both girl and boy dogs. Its easy construction requires no shaping and would be a great introduction to cables for those who have not yet mastered them! I have included three sizes here, plus simple, Knit to Fit directions which require only a few simple math calculations! Knit up in an affordable, washable yarn that comes in a nice range of colors, you’ll soon find yourself (and your doggie!) saying, “I want more Cables & Bits! Cables & Bits & Bits & Bits!”

10, 20 and 30 pounds, plus Knit to Fit directions


  • Valley Superwash 100% Extra Fine Merino, 97 yds per 50 gram ball color: Colonial Blue 502 (also shown here in Bright Pink 960); 2 2, 3 balls
  • US 8/5.0 mm straight needles
  • US 8/5.0 mm 14-inch circular needle
  • US 8/5.0 mm double pointed needles
  • Cable Needle
  • Scissors
  • Blunt Needle

16 sts/20 rows per 4 inches in stockinette stitch
20 sts/32 rows per 4 inches in Tangled Cable pattern

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