DROPS Extra / 0-84

DROPS Extra 0-84 by DROPS Design

DROPS striped dog sweater

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The dogs length of back (from collar to start of tail): 30 (37) 44 (50) cm
The dogs chest width (3-4 cm behind front legs): 34-38 (44-48) 54-58 (58-62) cm
Garments length of back incl collar: 26 (34) (43) 49 cm

Materials: DROPS Karisma Superwash, from Garnstudio.
2 (2) 3 (3) balls pink (nr 13), 1 ball black (nr 05)

Needles size 4½ mm. Double pointed needles size 4½ mm.

Black Velcro approx 30 (35) 45 (50) cm x 20 mm in width

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pattern/technique: stripes, theme: pets,

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Tension: 20 sts x 26 rows on 10 x 10 cm. Check your tension carefully!

Stripes: *6 rows pink, 2 rows black*, repeat *-*.

Knitting tip: To avoid having to fasten many threads afterwords, let the black thread follow.
Make sure to stretch your work in the side when changing colours, so that it not tightens the edge.

Sweater: Cast on 62 (82) 102 (110) sts (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4½ mm with pink. Work stocking sts and stripes according to explanation above. Inc 2 sts evenly distributed on every 3rd (4th) 5th (6rd) row, a total of 7 times = 76 (96) 116 (124) sts.
When piece measures approx 10 (13) 16 (19) cm (adjust after 2 rows with black), work next row from RS with pink as follows: knit 27 (33) 41 (43) sts, cast off 2 sts, knit 18 (26) 30 (34) sts, cast off 2 sts, knit remaining 27 (33) 41 (43) sts. Now continue part seperately.

Left side: Continue in stripes at the same time dec 1 st towards armhole on every other row a total of 9 (11) 13 (15) times = 18 (22) 28 (28) sts.
When piece measures approx 8 (11) 15 (17) cm from armhole (adjust after 6 rows with pink) slip sts on a thread or stitch holder.

Right side: Knit as left.

Center part: = 18 (26) 30 (34) sts. Continue in stripes at the same time as dec 1 st each side towards armholes on every other row a total of 3 times = 12 (20) 24 (28) sts.

When center part measures approx 11 (14) 18 (20) cm from armholes (adjust after 6 rows with pink) slips sts on threads/holders on each side of center sts back on same needle = 48 (64) 80 (84) sts on needle. Work 2 rows with black, at the same time on first row dec evenly distributed to 46 (54) 62 (70) sts.

Collar: Change to pink and work in rib *K2, P2* for approx 7 (9) 11 (12) cm. Cast off loosely in rib.

Assembly: Sew side seams from collar and back so that it leaves an opening of approx 8 (9) 10 (11) cm for leg. Sew with fine stitches from RS. Fasten all loose threads.

Rib edge around leg: Pick up approx 36 (40) 44 (48) sts around hole for leg with double pointed needles size 4½ mm and pink. Work rib *K2, P2* for approx 5 (6) 7 (8) cm. Cast off loosely in rib. Repeat around other hole.

Rib edge along back: Pick up approx 54 (70) 86 (98) sts within 1 edge st along left edge on piece with pink and needles size 4½ mm. Work rib *K2, P2*, start and finish with P2 from WS, so that there are K2 in each side from RS. After 5 rows cast off loosely in rib. Repeat along right edge. Fasten velcro along each side. Sew with sewing thread and small fine stitches.

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