Paw Cozy by Michelle Malach

Paw Cozy

March 2008
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
140 yards (128 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

I have had dogs since I can remember, and the thing that always sticks out in my mind is the difficulty in walking a dog in the colder months. Mittens and a retractable dog leash are a dangerous combination often resulting in a dog running amok with the leash and/or owner dragging behind.

A dear friend of mine mentioned this same predicament in passing which started my mind racing on just what could be knit to solve the problem. A mitten for you and your leash is the solution! Who doesn’t want to keep their paws cozy on a cold weather walk with a doggie pal?

This pattern includes a very simple cable pattern that runs along the top and bottom edge of the cozy. This cable can be omitted for those hesitant to try the cable. Knit in a washable warm wool blend, you won’t want to remove your leash or your paws from this Paw Cozy until the warm months return.