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Furry Dog Sweater
Lion Brand® Fun Fur® - Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: kff-dogSweater

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Chest measurement 14 (18, 22, 26) inches Finished sweater measurement 15 (19, 23, 27 inches
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.

PUBLISHED IN: Cast On, Creative Knitting, Interweave Knits, Jo-Ann, Knit 'n Style, Knit It!, Knitters, Michael's Create, Vogue Knitting, Woman's Day


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

320-207 Fun Fur Yarn: Citrus Green, aqua, and medium blue
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.98
Alternative Quantity: (2, 3, 3)
Note: (MC)

620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather

Medium blue with gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2, 2)
Note: (CC)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
14 sts + 18 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with one strand each MC and CC held tog on larger needles. 18 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st with one strand CC on smaller needles 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



DOG SWEATER
BACK
Beg at neck opening with one strand each MC and CC held tog and larger needles, cast on 40 (54, 68, 72) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 8 (12, 16, 17)" from beg ending with a WS row.

Dec 1 st each edge every other row
8 (8, 12, 12) times - 24 (38, 44, 48) sts.

Work even until piece measures 12 (16, 21, 23)" from beg.

Bind off all sts loosely.

UNDERPANEL
Beg at neck opening with one strand CC and smaller needles, cast on 7 sts.

Work in K1, P1 Rib, inc 1 st each end every 3rd row 7 (9, 13, 16) times - 21 (25, 33, 39) sts.

Work even until piece measures 8 (12, 16, 17)" from beg.

Bind off all sts loosely.

FINISHING
Sew Underpanel to Back leaving a
2 (2 1/4, 3, 3 1/4) inches space on each side for front leg openings at the widest point of Underpanel.

Neck
With double-pointed needles and one strand CC, pick up and knit 44 (58, 72, 76) sts evenly around neck opening.

Place marker, join, and work in K1, P1 Rib for 3" or desired length.

Bind off all sts loosely.

Leg Openings
With double-pointed needles and one strand CC, pick up and knit 20 (22, 24, 26) sts evenly around opening.

Place marker, join, and work 5 rnds in K1, P1 Rib.

Bind off all sts loosely.

Body Ribbing
With double-pointed needles and one strand CC, pick up and knit 78 (96, 120, 130) sts evenly around Back opening.

Join and work 5 rnds K1, P1 Rib.

Bind off all sts loosely.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
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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