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Tweedle Dee by DROPS Design

DROPS dog coat knitted with ”Fabel”, ”Alpaca” and ”Puddel”.

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DROPS 102-41

Size: XS - S - M
All of the coat is worked in Rib, and looks small when finish, but will stretch quite a lot. The measures of the dog:
Chest width: approx 28/32 – 40/44 – 48/52 cm
[11/12½’’ – 15/17” – 19/20½”]
Back length: approx 24 – 32 - 40 cm
[9½” – 12½” – 15¾”]
Examples of sizes of dogs:
XS = Chihuahua, S = Bichon Frise, M = Cocker Spaniel

Materiales: DROPS Fabel from Garnstudio
50-100-150 g color no. 521, black/brown/bluegray
And use: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
50-50-100 g color no. 6309, bluegray
And use: DROPS Puddel from Garnstudio
50-50-50 g color no. 08, charcoal gray

DROPS Double pointed needles size 4 mm [US 6] – or the size needed to obtain 19 sts x 25 rows stockinette with 1 thread of each quality on 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS double pointed and circular needles size 3 mm [US 2or3]
DROPS Crochet hook size 6 mm [US J/10]

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Coat: Knit the coat round from neck and down.
Cast on 48-64-80 sts on double pointed needles size 4 mm [US 6] with 1 thread of Fabel + 1 thread of Alpaca.
Work in Rib = K2/P2 for 4-6-8 cm [1½”-2 3/8”-3 1/8”].
Then P 1 round (used for pick up sts for the hood).
Work another round of Rib as before and on the next round inc. 1 st in every other P part from 2 P sts to 3 P sts = 54-72-90 sts.
Continue with Rib until the piece measures 6-10-14 cm [2 3/8”-4”-5½”] and then inc. in the remaining P parts from 2 P sts to 3 P sts = 60-80-100 sts.
Continue with Rib = K2 /P 3.
When the piece measures 8-12-16 cm [3 1/8”-4 ¾”-6 ¼”] split the piece for the forelegs as follows: bind off 2 K sts, put the next 13-18-23 sts on a thread or a stitch holder (= mid underneath the stomach), bind off 2 K sts and knit the remaining 43-58-73 sts as before. Continue with Rib over these sts (= the back piece) for 5-8-10 cm [2”-3 1/8”-4”] from the split, and then put these sts on a thread or a stitch holder.
Put the remaining 13-18-23 sts underneath the stomach back on needle and work Rib for 5-8-10 cm [2”-3 1/8”-4”].
Then put all sts back on needle – at the same time cast on 2 new sts each side in between the stomach and back piece = 60-80-100 sts. Continue the Rib as before.
When the piece measures 19-27-34 cm [7½”-10 5/8”-13 3/8”] bind off 9-10-13 sts mid underneath the stomach.
Then complete the work knitting back and forth on needle – at the same time bind off each side on every other row: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 2-5-7 times, 2 sts 1 time and 3 sts 1 time. bind off remaining 29-42-55 sts. The piece measures approx. 24-34-44 cm [9½”-13 3/8”-17 ¼”].

Pick up 36-52-64 sts with 1 thread of Fabel on double pointed needles size 3 mm [US 2or3] around one of the openings of the leg. Knit Rib = K 2/ P 2 for 3-5-7 cm [1 1/8”-2”-2 ¾”], bind off with K over K and P over P. Repeat around the other leg.

Put the neck inside the coat at the P round knitted earlier. Hold the coat so that the P round points away from you. Then pick up sts in the round with Fabel on a small circular needle size 3 mm [US 2or3] – do not pick up sts in 6-10-14 sts mid underneath the stomach, but pick up in the remaining sts = = 42-54-66 sts. P 1 row back – at the same time inc. evenly distributed to 70-90-110 sts (i.e. knit 1 sts, inc. in the next 2 sts).
Work in stockinette sts back and forth with 3 garter sts each side until the hood measures 12-16-20 cm [4 ¾”-6 ¼”-8”].
For a nice result knit the hood tog. at the top instead of binding off, but if this is to difficult bind off and sew tog. with grafting sts.

Crochet edge:
Crochet with Puddel and hook size 6 mm [J/10] around the opening of the hood, at the bottom of the legs and around the opening of the coat at the back.
Crochet as follows: 1 sc in the first st, * 1 ch, skip 1 cm [3/8’’], 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from *-*.
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