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Proud Puppy Dog Sweater
Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern Number: L32076 Made with self-striping Amazing yarn, you'll love your best friend's sweater so much that you'll want to knit a scarf to match.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium
To fit dogs about 10-18 (18-29) lb. Finished Neck Circumference 12 1/2 (14 1/2) in. (32 (37) cm) Finished Chest About 18 1/2 (22 1/2) in. (47 (57) cm) Finished Length About 19 (23) in. (48.5 (58.5) cm), including neck ribbing
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

825-204 Amazing Yarn: Mesa

Burnt orange, gold, brown, red, and violet


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GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd). 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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over even number of sts) Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:
1.

Sweater is worked in one piece beg at neck.

2.

Sweater is worked in the round to leg openings, then back and underbody are worked separately back and forth in rows.

When leg openings are complete, underbody and back are rejoined and worked in in the round to the back flap.

Back flap is worked back and forth in rows.

3.

When knitting in the round on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto 4 needles.

The total number of sts may not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using - this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical 'tube' of knitting.


INSTRUCTIONS



DOG SWEATER With smaller double pointed needles (dpns), cast on 50 (58) sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Neck Ribbing Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds until piece measures 4 in.

(10 cm)m from beg.

Change to larger dpns as you work the next rnd.

Work in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) for 2 rnds.

Increase Rnd: K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 52 (60) sts at the end of this rnd.

Rep Increase Rnd 3 (6) more times - 58 (72) sts when all increases have been completed.

Knit 1 rnd.

Rep Increase Rnd - 60 (74) sts.

Note: If the sts no longer fit comfortably on double pointed needles as you work the following rnds, change to the larger circular needle.

Rep last 2 rnds 7 (8) more times - 74 (90) sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Divide for Leg Openings Next Rnd: K6 (9), bind off 5 (8) sts for leg opening, k52 (56) and place these 52 (56) sts on a holder for back, bind off 5 (8) sts for leg opening, k to end of rnd, remove marker and k next 6 (9) sts - 12 (18) sts rem for underbody.

Underbody Note: The underbody and back are now worked separately, back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working with straight needles.

Work in St st worked in rows (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 1 1/2 (2) in.

(4 (5) cm) from bound off sts for legs, end with a WS row as your last row.

Back Place the 52 (56) sts for back on larger circular needle, ready to work a WS row.

Work in St st worked in rows until back measures same length as underbody, end with a WS row as your last row.

Join Back and Underbody Next Rnd (RS): K52 (56) back sts, cast on 5 (8) sts, k6 (9) underbody sts from holder, place marker for beg of rnd, k rem 6 (9) underbody sts from holder, cast on 5 (8) sts - 74 (90) sts.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

K to beg of rnd marker.

Work in St st worked in rnds until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm) from joining.

Shape Back Flap Next Rnd (RS): K to 9 (10) sts before beg of rnd marker, bind off 18 (20) sts removing beg of rnd marker, k to end - 56 (70) sts.

Note: Back flap is now worked back and forth in rows.

Purl one row.

Next Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 55 (69) sts.

Next Row: P1, p2tog, p to end of row - 54 (68) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 12 (15) more times - 30 (40) sts rem.

Continue in St st for 2 1/2 (4) in.

(6.5 (10) cm), end with a WS row.

Change to smaller circular needle.

Lower Body Ribbing From RS, k30 (40) rem back flap sts, pick up and k72 (88) sts evenly spaced down side edge of back flap across underbody and up other side of back flap - 102 (128) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 5 rnds.

Bind off.



FINISHING Leg Ribbing From RS, with smaller double pointed needles, pick up and k22 (28) sts evenly spaced around one leg opening.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 5 rnds.

Bind off.

Rep around 2nd leg opening.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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