Dog in a Sweater by Julie Williams

Dog in a Sweater

May 2021
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
87 - 98 yards (80 - 90 m)
9 inches (23cms)
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This pattern is written in English only. The PDF file contains full instructions for knitting and finishing off a dog with a choice of 2 sweaters and a pair of shorts. Once paid for it is available for you to instantly download.

The pattern contains one basic head shape with 8 different colour-work treatments and this combined with 7 different styles of ear, also options for the colour patch design of the body, arms and legs and a few different tail options, gives you a lot of options to make different breeds of dogs.

So far I have made the following breeds and I still have a few ideas to play with that I’ll post here in the future; Labrador, Beagle, Spaniel, Dalmatian, Alsatian, Dobermann, Rottweiler, Dachshund, Pug, Boston Terrier, French Bulldog, Border Collie, Husky, Jack Russell, West Highland White Terrier, and quite a few of mixed parentage :)

In short it’s a very comprehensive set of instructions that will enable you to make many different types of dog.

Finished size:
approx 23cm (9 inches) from the tip of the toes to the top of the head.

The file is 39 pages long and contains over 100 detailed step-by-step photographs along with full pattern instructions and tips for stuffing, seaming and finishing neatly. It’s not necessary to print all of the pages in the pattern, you can print the first 10 pages of general instructions that apply to all, then the single page each for the head and ears that you’ve chosen, along with the just the pages for the outfit you’re going to make.

Included are instructions to make 2 sweaters, one is two colour stripes and the other knitted in a single colour with a textured design.

All pieces of the dog are knitted flat with worsted weight yarn on 3mm needles and all pieces are seamed afterwards.

Clothing is knitted from 4ply/fingering weight yarn on 2.75mm needles. The sweater is knitted flat in pieces with the sleeves picked up from the armhole edges of the front and back, and seamed afterwards - with an option to knit the collar in the round. The shorts are worked flat and then seamed.

Copyright, Julie Williams, Little Cotton Rabbits, 2021
All rights reserved

Errata (updated pattern on June 7th 2021):
Pages 13 & 14, KB should read K1tbl (Knit 1 through the back loop)

Page 28, dog ear 1a, rows 17 & 19 have been corrected and now read:
row 17: P10, P3, P4
row 19: P11, P2, P4 …

Page 34, boy dog body with a bottom patch: row 26 should read K3, K28, K3