Great Dane by Janita Koskinen

Great Dane

Knitting
June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
US 0 - 2.0 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
One sizes
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Whoever said “It’s only a dog”, obviously never loved a great dane.

These great dane legwarmers are the pawfect way for you to show the universe how much you love your Giant. Let your inner Danemaniac break loose and dazzle others around you with tremendous adornments. Make the final touch by using your favorite colour in the ribbings and paws. Challenge yourself to try fingering weight yarn and stranded knitting. There is a little advice and information about the techniques included in the pattern to help you out (video links included). I’m offering pattern support as well. So what are you waiting for?

I recommend invisible stranding / ladder-back jacquard techniques that I feel yield the best results, but use whatever techniques work best for you.

Pattern information is based on the materials used in the sample:

Yarn:
Opal 4-fach / 4-ply by Zwerger Garn.
75% wool 25% polyamide.
Fingering (14 wpi).
100 g / 3.53 oz = 425 m / 465 yds.

  • Orange (5181) 50 g / 1.75 oz
  • Black (2619) 50 g / 1.75 oz
  • Natural white (3081) 100 g / 5.35 oz

Needles:
Five 2 mm Double pointed needles or size needed to attain gauge.

Gauge:
Stranded knitting: 38 sts x 44 rnds = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” x 4”.
Stockinette: 40 sts x 51 rnds = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” x 4”.
Swatch should be worked in the round with douple pointed needles and measured after blocking.

Other notions:
Stitch markers (if necessary).

Measurements:
Adults / one size. Final measurements:
Height: 32 cm / 12.5 inches
Width: 15,5 cm /6.2 inches
Circumference: 31 cm / 12.3 inches

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit to ensure that the pattern is as clear, correct and consistent as it can be.