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Nordic Paws by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS dog coat in ”Karisma” with traditional Norwegian pattern.

Size: XS - S - M
The measures of the dog:
Burst: approx 28/32 – 40/44 – 48/52 cm [11/12½’’ – 15/17” – 19/20½”]
Back length: approx 24 – 32 - 40 cm [9½” – 12½” – 15 3/4”]
Examples of sizes of dogs:
XS = Chihuahua, S = Bichon Frise,
M = Cocker Spaniel

Materials:DROPS Karisma from Garnstudio
50-100-150 g color no. 18, red
50-50-100 g color no. 01, off white

DROPS small circular needle size 3.5 mm [US 4] (sock needle in size XS) – or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting gauge

DROPS double pointed needle and small circular needle size 3mm [US 2or3].

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theme: nordic, pets,

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Knitting Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

Pattern: See diagrams M.1 to M.5. The diagrams are showing all rows in pattern seen from the RS.

Rib: * K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.

Knit the coat in the round from the top and down.
Cast on 52-72-92 sts with double pointed needle size 3 mm [US 2or3] in off white.
Work in Rib for 6-8-10 cm [2½"-3"-4"] (= neck).
Change to small circular needle size 3.5 mm [US 4] (double pointed needles in size XS), knit 1 round in stockinette sts at the same time inc. 8-12-16 sts evenly distributed = 60-84-108 sts.
Continue the pattern as follows:
Size XS: M.1, M.3 and M.5
Size S: M.1, M.2, M.3, M.4 and M.5
Size M: M.1, M.2 2 times, M.3, M.4 and M.5 2 times.
At the same time when the piece measures 10-14-18 cm [4”-5½”-7”] split the piece for the forelegs as follows:
bind off 1 st, put 11-11-23 sts on a stitch holder (= underneath the stomach), bind off 1 st, and continue the pattern working back and forth on needle over the remaining 47-71-83 sts (= back piece).
When the piece measures a total of 16-22-28 cm [6 ¼”-8 ¾”-11”] (the opening measures approx. 6-8-10 cm [2 3/8”-3 1/8”-4”]) put sts on a stitch holder.
Put the sts from underneath the stomach back on needle and work in pattern for as long as the back piece.
Put all sts back on the same needle and cast on 1 new st each side in between the top and the bottom piece (back and underneath the stomach) = 60-84-108 sts.
Finish the pattern, and continue with red until finish.
When the piece measures 19-27-35 cm [7½”-10 5/8”-13 ¾”] bind off 9-13-17 sts mid underneath the stomach. Then complete the work working back and forth on needle – at the same time bind off each side on every other row : 2 sts 1-2-3 times, 1 st 8-9-10 times, 2 sts 1-2-3 times and 3 sts 1 time = 21-31-41 sts left.
The work measures approx. 27-37-47 cm [10 5/8”-14½”-18½”].

Put the remaining sts on a small circular needle size 3 mm [US 2or3] and in addition pick up sts around the binding off edge so the total number of sts = approx. 84-108-140 sts.
Work Rib for 2½ -3-3 cm [7/8”-1 1/8”1 1/8”], bind off loosely.

Pick up approx 36-44-52 sts with double pointed needle size 3 mm [US 2or3] and red, around 1 of the openings for the legs.
Work in Rib for 3-4-6 cm [1 1/8”-1½”-2 3/8”], bind off loosely with K over K and P over P. Repeat for the other opening.


= off white
= red

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