Darling Darby Sweater by Jean Clement

Darling Darby Sweater

December 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
250 - 675 yards (229 - 617 m)
Knit to fit - yardage estimates are for dogs approx 20 lbs up to 70 lbs
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This pattern is available for free.

Knit a custom sized sweater for your special dog. “Darling Darby Sweater” instructions includes fill-in-the-blank places for your calculations, along with step-by-step instructions for each section of the sweater.

Or use the custom calculation worksheet that is included with “Darling Darby Sweater” to determine your stitch counts, increases & decreases before you start to knit.

Or use the link for the online Darling Darby calculator now included in the pattern.

Sizing is based on your dog’s measurements and your gauge (yes, you should make a gauge swatch), so there is some measuring & math - nothing hard and examples are provided. If your dog is like mine, the hardest measurement to take is the shoulder - they want to help. (The more accurate the shoulder measurement the better the neck/shoulder fit will be. Be sure to measure from the dog’s backbone between their shoulder blades ~ where their neck joins their body ~ to just behind & below their front ‘armpit’. Add your chosen ease to that measurement for the final shoulder length figure. If the neck pulls down, the shoulder measurement is too short).

Visit my web site ~ Desert Rose Fiber Arts ~ to obtain your FREE copy of Darling Darby Sweater.

(While Darling Darby Sweater is FREE, you do need to go through the checkout process to receive a download link. Creating an account is completely voluntary.)

And while visiting, check out the Darling Darby Gallery to see how knitters around the world have customized this sweater and made it ‘their own’.

For tips on customizing “Darling Darby” ~ visit the “It’s Darling Darby Time” thread in my Desert Rose Fiber Arts group.