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Turtle Dog Costume
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32127 Halloween may be over, but they don't know that. The leafy colors of this sweater will have your dog looking bright and happy during those cold winter walks.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Neck Circumference About 14 in. (35.5 cm), not including ribbing Finished Chest About 22 1/2 in. (57 cm) Finished Length 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm), not including ribbing

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 3, 2013)
FINISHING … Leg Ribbing From RS, with smaller double pointed needles and C, pick up and k28 k27 sts evenly spaced all the way around lower body opening. Divide sts onto 4 needles (7 sts per needle). 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. Next 6 Rnds: *K2, p1; rep from * around. Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds for 6 rnds.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


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Note: (A)

860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive

Warm medium green


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Note: (B)

860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green Vibrant medium green
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Note: (C)

860-175 Vannas Choice Yarn: Radiant Lime

Brightest lime green


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860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard

Golden yellow


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Note: (E)

Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 8
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCHES K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts) Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.



K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:
1.

33 Hexagons, 4 Half Hexagons, and 12 Triangles are worked separately then sewed tog for Back.

2.

Underbody is worked in one piece.

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
COSTUME BACK Note: Use colors A, B, C and D as desired to make the Hexagons and Triangles.



Hexagons (make 33) With straight needles, cast on 6 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 8 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Purl.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2 - 12 sts at the end of Row 6.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: P2tog, p to last 2 sts, p2tog - 10 sts.

Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7 and 8 - 6 sts at the end of Row 12.

Bind off.



Half Hexagons (make 4) With straight needles, cast on 6 sts.

Rep Rows 1-6 of Hexagon.

Bind off.



Triangles (make 12) With straight needles, cast on 6 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: P2tog, p2, p2tog - 4 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: (P2tog) twice - 2 sts.

Row 5: K2tog.

Fasten off.
Assembly Following Diagram and instructions below, sew Hexagons and Triangles together.

Hexagon Strips (make 3): Sew 7 Hexagons into a strip.

Hexagon and Half Hexagon Strips (make 2): Beg and ending with a Half Hexagon, sew 6 Hexagons and 2 Half Hexagons into a strip.



Beg and ending with a Hexagon Strip, sew Strips together.

Sew Triangles into the wedge-shaped openings across each long side.
UNDERBODY Beg at neck edge, with straight needles and E, cast on 14 sts.

Rows 1-7: Kfb, work in K2, p2 rib to last st, kfb - 28 sts at the end of Row 7.

Rows 8 and 9: Work in K2, p2 rib.

Rows 10-23: Kfb, work in K2, p2 rib to end of row - 42 sts at the end of Row 23.

Shape Leg Openings Row 1: Bind off 8 sts, work in rib to end of row - 34 sts.

Row 2: Bind off 8 sts, work in rib to end of row - 26 sts.

Rows 3-12: Work in rib as established.

Row 13: Cast on 8 sts, work in rib to end of row - 34 sts.

Row 14: Cast on 8 sts, work in rib to end of row - 42 sts.

Rows 15-24: Work in rib.

Divide for Lower Body Opening Row 1 (RS): Work in rib over first 11 sts and slip these 11 sts to a st holder for second side of lower body opening, bind off 20 sts, work in rib to end of row - 11 sts rem for first side of lower body opening.

First Side of Lower Body Opening Row 2: Work in rib as established to last 2 sts, k2tog - 10 sts.

Row 3: Work in rib to end of row.

Rows 4-19: Rep Rows 2 and 3.

Bind off rem 2 sts.

Second Side of Lower Body Opening Return 11 sts for second side of lower body opening to needle and rejoin yarn, ready to work a WS row.

Row 2: K2tog, work in rib as established to end of row - 10 sts.

Row 3: Work in rib to end of row.

Rows 4-19: Rep Rows 2 and 3.

Bind off.
FINISHING Beg at neck edge, seam sides of Underbody to Back.

Since the Back is longer than the Front, a portion of Back will remain unseamed.

Neck Ribbing From RS, with double pointed needles and C, pick up and k52 sts evenly spaced around neck edge.

Divide sts onto 4 needles (13 sts on each needle).

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.

Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds for 4 in.

(10 cm) from beg.

Bind off in rib.

Leg RibbingFrom RS, with smaller double pointed needles and C, pick up and k27 sts evenly spaced all the way around lower body opening.

Divide sts onto 4 needles (7 sts per needle).

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.

Next 6 Rnds: *K2, p1; rep from * around.

Bind off.

Rep for other leg opening.

Lower Body Ribbing From RS, with circular needle and C, pick up and k102 sts evenly spaced around lower body opening.

Place marker for beg of rnd and join.

Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds for 6 rnds.

Bind off in rib.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
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(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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