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Ribbed dog sweater
October 15 2012
October 27 2012
Project info
Ribbed dog sweater
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Brunswick Pomfret Mark II Sport
1 skein = 175.0 yards (160.0 meters), 50 grams

This is Atticus’ second sweater. It is knit in 1 x 1 ribbing from the neck down on 16 inch circular needle. (could use double point needles, especially for tiny dogs)

It is basically a stretchy tube with holes for the legs and a gusset.

Stitch counts and measurements in parenthesis are for Atticus, a male Shih Tzu Terrier mix who is about 9 lbs and fairly trim.

Cast on and off loosely to retain the stretch from the ribbing.


  1. Measure neck (10 inches) and chest circumference (14.5 inches) to calculate stitch counts from gauge.

  2. Cast on stitches for neck measurement plus a generous ease. (70 stitches) Join and knit in k1, p1, rib for a generous cuff and until the top of the shoulders are reached. (3.5 inches)

  3. Start the chest gusset -- increase by knitting twice into a marked stitch, knit three rounds in ribbing, then increase once at same place. Continue with paired increases keeping the gusset stitches in stockinette.

  4. Divide for front leg holes Add a second ball of yarn and knit back and forth with gusset in stockinette (10 stitches) with a border in ribbing (7 stitches on either side) with the back in ribbing. Slip each first stitch to make a nice edge.

  5. Join back circular needle and decrease away the gusset stitches. (72 stitches)

  6. For a female dog, you can work in the round to the base of the tail then cast off. For a male dog though, make a cutout. Bind off about 1/5 of the stitches and work back and forth in ribbing, decreasing along the edges every other row when about two inches short of the desired length, then cast off.

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October 15 2012
October 27 2012
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Brunswick
100% Wool
175 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: November 9, 2012
  • Finished: November 9, 2012
  • Updated: February 13, 2015