Irish Fisherdog Sweater by Amy Swenson
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Irish Fisherdog Sweater

Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
250 - 375 yards (229 - 343 m)

Description from book:

“Any dog will look just dashing in this modern version of a traditional cabled Irish Fisherman sweater. Knit with bulky wool, this heirloom sweater is a speedy introduction to cables. The neck and tail ends are left unribbed for an updated look on an old favorite. The seed-stitch panels on the side are more than an attractive feature; they allow the sweater to be knit with or without sleeves, while still maintaining a finished appearance. And don’t forget the matching fingerless gloves for you! The bulky cables are a nod to teh Aran Islands where the style originated, while the fingerless design allows you to hold your pup’s leash with ease.”

This sweater is knit in two pieces--front and back. Sleeves can be added by picking up stitches around the armholes.


chest 20(24, 28, 32, 38) in or 50.8(61, 71.1, 81.3, 96.5) cm

back length 12(16, 20, 24, 28) in or 30.5(40.6, 50.8, 61, 71.1) cm


2(2, 2, 3, 3) skeins