DROPS design: Pattern no FA-188
Yarn group A
Size: XS - S - M - L
Chest width: approx. 28/32-40/44-50/54-60/66 cm
Back length: approx. 24/26-32/34-40/42-48/52 cm
Example of dog races:
XS = Chihuahua, S = Bichon Frisé, M = Cocker Spaniel, L = Irish setter.
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50-100-100-150 g colour no 161p, pink dream
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
50-100-100-150 g colour no 05, light pink
DROPS SYMPHONY from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes in colour no 01, off white
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES (for size XS), CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm for size S and M and 60 cm for size L) SIZE 4.5 mm – or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stocking st with 1 thread Fabel and 1 thread Baby Merino = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 mm
BUTTONS: 4 buttons, approx. diameter 2½ cm.
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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
Inc inside 2 sts in garter st in each side. Inc by picking up st from previous row and knitting it in the rib.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles in size XS and on circular needle in the other sizes. Worked from the neck down.
Cast on 40-55-70-85 sts on double pointed needles/circular needle size 4.5 mm with Symphony. Work rib = K 3/P 2 for 5-8-11-14 cm (= neck). Switch to 1 thread Fabel + 1 thread Baby Merino – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue rib for 2-4-6-8 cm. On next round, inc all 3 K sts to 4 K sts = 48-66-84-102 sts. When piece measures 6-9-12-15 cm, cast off for front legs as follows: Slip the first 10-16-22-28 sts on a stitch holder – there should be 4 K sts at the beg and end of holder = 38-50-62-74 sts remain on needle. Continue with over piece.
Work rib back and forth on needle with 2 sts in GARTER ST in each side - see explanation above! AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS, inc 1 st in each side - Read INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc on every row from RS 5-11-11-17 more times = 50-74-86-110 sts. Piece now measures approx. 12-19-22-31 cm. On next row from RS, cast off for 1 button hole in each side as follows: Cast off the middle 2 K sts in the outermost K-section in each side and cast on 2 new sts over the cast off sts on next row. Repeat button hole cast off when piece measures 16-24-28-37 cm. When piece measures 19-26-32-38 cm, cast off at beg of every row: 2 sts 7-9-11-14 times in each side = 22-38-42-54 sts. Then cast off the remaining sts. Piece measures approx. 30-42-53-64 cm incl the neck.
Slip sts from stitch holder back on needle size 4.5 mm. Knit in addition up 2 sts in each side at the back of the 2 sts in garter st worked on over piece = 14-20-26-32 sts. Work rib with 1 thread Fabel + 1 thread Baby Merino back and forth on needle with 2 sts in garter st in each side. Cast off when under piece measures 13-17-20-23 cm.
Crochet with hook size 4 mm and Symphony around the entire over piece and under piece as follows: 1 dc, * 3 ch, skip approx. 1 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first dc.
Sew 4 buttons on under piece, 2 in each side to match the button holes on over piece.
TIP: Try the vest on the dog. If it is too wide, only sew 2 buttons in the middle of under piece and button both sides of over piece with the same button.
PS: The neck is folded double when worn.
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