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The Sports Nut Dog Sweater
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: L32126

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Varies
S (M) To fit dogs about 10-18 (18-29) lb. Finished Neck Circumference 12 1/2 (14) in. (32 (35.5) cm) Finished Chest 15 (18) in. (38 (45.5) cm) Finished Length 12 (16) in. (30.5 (40.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

135-174 Hometown USA Yarn: Grand Rapids Green

Cool pine green


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Note: (A)

135-605 Hometown USA Yarn: Spartans

Emerald and white twist


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GAUGE:
9 sts + 12 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:
PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib worked in rows (worked over an even number of sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rows.



K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (worked over an 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 lower back, changing color following Stripe Sequence.

2.

Piece is worked in both rows and rnds.

3.

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

The total number of sts will 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



STRIPE SEQUENCE Work *6 rows/rnds with A, 3 rows/rnds with B; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.



SWEATER With straight needles and A, cast on 22 (26) sts.

Lower Ribbing With A, work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rows for 6 rows.

Body Change to B.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st worked in rows (k on RS, p on WS) and continue to change color following Stripe Sequence for 3 (7) rows.

At end of last row, cast on 12 (14) sts.

Shape Underpiece Notes:1.

Piece is now worked in rnds.

2.

Continue to change color following Stripe Sequence.

With RS facing, divide sts onto 4 needles.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts – 34 (40) sts.

Rnds 1-7: K22 (26), *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Knit 3 (6) rnds.

Divide for Leg Openings Next Rnd: K22 (26) sts for back, place next 12 (14) sts on a holder for underpiece.

Back Change back to straight needles and work in St st worked rows across rem 22 (26) sts for 9 (13) rows, then place these sts on a st holder.

Underpiece Return the 12 (14) sts for underpiece to straight needles, ready to work a RS row.

Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 10 (12) sts.

Work in St st for 3 rows.

Rep Decrease Row – 8 (10) sts.

Rep last 4 rows until 6 sts rem.

Join Back and Underpiece Place 6 rem underpiece sts and 22 (26) back sts onto double pointed needles, with 7 (8) sts on each of the 4 needles – 28 (32) sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

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

Knit 1 rnd.

Neck Ribbing With A, work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 6 rnds.

Bind off.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
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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