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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:
Chest width: approx 28/32 – 40/44 – 48/52 cm
Back length: approx 24 – 32 - 40 cm
Examples of sizes of dogs: XS = Chihuahua, S = Bichon Frise, M = Cocker Spaniel

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

DROPS small circular needle size 3.5 mm (sock needle in smallest size) – or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension

DROPS double pointed needle and small circular needle size 3mm.

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Tags: christmas, nordic, pets,
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Knitting Tension: . 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm

Pattern: See diagrams M.1 to M.5. The diagram are shown from the RS.

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

Knit the coat round from the top and down.
Cast on 52-72-92 sts with double pointed needle size 3 mm in Off white. Knit in Rib for 6-8-10 cm (= neck). Change to small circular needle size 3.5 mm (sock needle in the smallest size), knit 1 round in stocking 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 split the piece for the forelegs as follows: Cast off 1 st, put 11-11-23 sts on a thread or a stitch holder (= underneath the stomach), cast off 1 st, and continue the pattern knitting 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 (the opening measures approx. 6-8-10 cm) put sts on a thread or a stitch holder.
Put the sts from underneath the stomach back on needle and knit in pattern as 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 cast off 9-13-17 sts mid underneath the stomach. Then complete the work knitting back and forth on needle – at the same time cast 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.

Assembly: Put the remaining sts on a small circular needle size 3 mm and in addition pick up sts around the casting off edge so the total number of sts = approx. 84-108-140 sts. Knit Rib for 2½ -3-3 cm,cast off loosely.

Leg: Pick up approx 36-44-52 sts with double pointed needle size 3mm and red, around 1 of the openings of the leg. Knit in Rib for 3-4-6 cm, cast off loosely with K over K and P over P. Repeat for the other opening.


= off white
= red

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