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Pup Sweater

This pattern is sized for my dog, but Big Wool is very stretchy when knit on US 19 needles, and the shaping of this pattern is simple. 

So adding a few stitches at cast on will fit a larger dog, remove a few for a smaller dog etc...

size: to fit dog with 16" collar
length of sweater: 15"

yarn: 1 ball Rowan Big Wool
OR 3 balls Loop-d-Loop Tundra

needles: US 15 and US 19

gauge: 2 sts = 1" on US 15

INSTRUCTIONS

START AT HINDQUARTERS:
- Using US 15 needles, cast on 26 sts.
- work k2, p2 rib for 4 rows
- change to US 19 needles, work stockinette for 4 rows
work increases as follows:
- Row 1: k2, k into front and back of next st, k to 4 sts from end, k into front and back of next st, k3
- Row 2: p across
- repeat above 2 rows 4 more times
- next row: k across
- next row: p across
- next row: k2, k into front and back of next st, k to 4 sts from end, k into front and back of next st, k3
- next row: p across
make armholes as follows (this is where you might want to shape the sweater to suit the location of his/her arms, and using any knit "hole" method you prefer):
- k3, bind off 6 sts, k to 10 sts from end, bind off 6 sts, k3
- p3, cast on 6 sts, p to bind off sts, cast on 6 sts, p3
decreases for neck (mark center stitch of row)
- Row 1: k2, k2tog, k to 1 st after armhole, k2tog, k to 2 sts before center stitch, k2tog, k1 (center stitch), sl 1, k1, psso, k to 1 st before armhole, sl 1, k1, psso, k to 4 sts from end, sl 1, k1, psso, k2
- Row 2: p across
- repeat above 2 rows once more.
- k across
- p across
- bind off loosely

abbreviations
k = knit
p = purl
sts = stitches
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
sl = slip
psso = pass slipped stitch over
k2, p2 rib = *k2, p2* across RS rows, and *p2, k2* across WS rows

 

FINISHING

Sew side seam. 
If you have yarn leftover, you
can add sleeves to the armholes.


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