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Touch of Mink Dog Sweater
Lion Brand® Microspun - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 60477

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 14 (18, 22, 26) in. (35.5 (45.5, 56, 66) cm) Finished Length 15 (19, 23, 27) in. (38 (48.5, 58.5, 68.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-153 Microspun Yarn: Ebony

True black


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Note: (A)

320-153 Fun Fur Yarn: Black Rich, true black
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320-126 Fun Fur Yarn: Chocolate

Deep, rich brown


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GAUGE:
16 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with smaller needles and 2 strands of A held tog in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 13 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) with larger needles and 1 strand each of B and C held tog in Garter st (k all rows). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
PATTERN STITCH
K1, P1 Rib
Row 1: *K1, p1; repeat from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Repeat Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Beg at neck opening with smaller needles and 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 37 (50, 63, 67) sts.

Work in Garter st (k all rows) in the following sequence:
2 rows with smaller needles and 2 strands A held tog.
4 rows with larger needles and 1 strand each B and C held tog.
6 rows with smaller needles and 2 strands A held tog.
4 rows with larger needles and 1 strand each B and C held tog.
6 rows with smaller needles and 2 strands A held tog.
4 rows with larger needles and 1 strand each B and C held tog.
8 rows with smaller needles and 2 strands A held tog.
4 rows with larger needles and 1 strand each B and C held tog.
8 rows with smaller needles and 2 strands A held tog.
Then continue to alternate 4 rows with larger needles and 1 strand each B and C held tog and 10 rows with smaller needles and 2 strands A held tog, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 8 (12, 16, 17) in.

(20.5 (30.5, 40.5, 43) cm) from beg, decrease 1 st each edge every other row 8 (8, 11, 11) times - 21 (34, 41, 45) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures 12 (16, 21, 23) in.

(30.5 (40.5, 53.5, 58.5) cm) from beg, end with at least 3 rows worked with smaller needles and 2 strands A held tog.

Bind off.

UNDERPANEL
Beg at neck opening with smaller needles and 2 strands A held tog, cast on 6 sts.

Work in St st, increase 1 st each edge every 3rd row 7 (9, 13, 16) times - 21 (25, 33, 39) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures 8 (12, 16, 17) in.

(20.5 (30.5, 40.5, 43) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Work 3 rows in Garter st.

Bind off all sts loosely.

FINISHING
Sew sides of Underpanel to Back, leaving a 2 (2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2) in.

(5 (6.5, 7.5, 9) cm) opening at widest point of Underpanel on each side for front legs.

Collar
From RS, with double-pointed needles and 2 strands A held tog, pick up and k 42 (54, 68, 72) sts evenly spaced around neck.

Divide sts onto 4 needles.

Join, being careful not to twist sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm).

Bind off in rib.

Leg Opening Edging
From RS, with double-pointed needles and 2 strands A held tog, pick up and k 20 (22, 24, 26) sts evenly spaced around leg opening.

Divide sts onto 4 needles.

Join, being careful not to twist sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Work 5 rnds in k1, p1 Rib.

Bind off in rib.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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