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Knitted DROPS dog coat in ”Karisma” with cable pattern.

Tags: cable, pets,

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
100-100-150 g colour no. 21, light grey

DROPS circular needle size 4 mm, 40 cm long (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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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Knitting tension: 21 sts x 28 rows in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern: See diagrams M.1 to M.3 The diagram are shown from the RS.

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

Work in the round from the neck and down.
Cast on 60-80-100 sts with double pointed needle size 3 mm and light grey. Work in Rib for 8-10-12 cm (= Collar which is folded double). Change to small circular needle size 4mm (sock needle in smallest size). K 1 round at the same time inc. 16-32-54 sts evenly distributed = 76-112-154 sts.
Continue the pattern as follows::
Size XS: M.2, P2 , M.2, P3, M.3, M.2, M.1 (= mid back), M.2, M.3 and P3.
Size S: * M.2, P2 *, repeat from *-* 2 times, M.2, * M.3, M.2 *, repeat from *-* 2 times, M.1 (= mid back), * M.2, M.3 *, repeat from *-* 2 times.
Size M: * M.2, P2 *, repeat from *-* 3 times, M.2, * M.3, M.2 *, repeat from *-* 3 times, M.1 (= mid back), * M.2, M.3 *, repeat from *-* 3 times.
At the same time when the piece measures 12-16-20 cm split the work for the forelegs as follows: Put 10-16-22 sts on a thread or a stitch holder (= underneath the stomach), cast off 1 P st, continue to knit over the back piece and cast off the last st at the other side = 64-94-130 sts (= back piece). Knit back and forth over these sts for 6-8-10 cm (the piece measures 18-24-30 cm in total). Put sts on a thread or stitch holder and put sts from the thread or stitch holder underneath the stomach back on needle. Cast on 1 new st each side of these sts = 12-18-24 sts. Continue knitting the pattern back and forth with 1 P st each side. When knitted 6-8-10 cm put all sts on needle = 76-112-154 sts. When the piece measures 24-31-38 cm cast off 12-20-28 sts mid underneath the stomach. Now knit the piece back and forth on needle – at the same time cast off each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-3-4 time, 1 st 2-3-4 times, 2 st 2-3-4 times and 3 sts 1 time = 32-50-74 sts left. The piece measures approx. 30-39-48 cm.

Assembly: Put the remaining sts on a small circular needle size 3mm and pick up sts around the casting off edge to a total of approx 84-108-140 sts. Knit Rib for 2-3-4 cm, cast off loosely.

Leg: Pick up approx. 36-44-52 sts on double pointed needle size 3mm around 1 opening. Knit Rib for 2-3-4 cm, cast off loosely with K over K and P over P. Repeat for the other opening.


= K from the RS, P from the WS
= P from the RS, K from the WS
= Cable: Put 1 st on a cable needle behind the work, K3, P1 from the cable needle
= Cable: Put 3 sts on a cable needle in front of work, P1, K3 from cable needle.
= Cable: Put 2 sts on cable needle behind the work, K2, K2 from cable needle.
= Cable: Put 3 sts on cable needle behind the work, K3, K3 from cable needle.

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Wimzie 18.11.2018 - 19:46:

Ich komme mit den ganzen Abkürzungen nicht klar. Was bedeutet z. B. *-* ? Ich kann die Anleitung für das Muster nicht lesen. Kann mir hier jemand helfen dabei?

DROPS Design 19.11.2018 kl. 09:11:

Liebe Wimzie, in der Grösse S stricken Sie z.B.: * M2, 2 li. *, von *-* 2 Mal wiederholen, dh Sie werden so stricken: M2, 2 li, M2, 2 li, dann wie beschrieben: M2 noch einmal, dann *M3, M2* von *-* 2 Mal wiederholen dh Sie stricken: M3, M2, M3, M2, M3, M2 usw. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Sandra 13.11.2018 - 11:36:

Sorry, habs gerade gesehen, gibt ja ganz oben eine Tabelle 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

Sandra 13.11.2018 - 10:31:

Hallo! Ich würde gern wissen, wie viele CM Länge S bzw. XS ist? Damit ich das anpassen kann. Danke!

DROPS Design 13.11.2018 kl. 13:27:

Liebe Sandra, Rückenlänge finden Sie für jede Grösse unter dem Kopfzeilen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Charlotte 11.11.2018 - 00:59:

Hi there! I made a dog sweater with this pattern a few years ago, and was so happy with how it turned out. Now I would like to make it again for a dog who is missing a front leg. How would you recommend I knit the part where the leg openings are? Do as directed and close up one space, or knit the work back and forth instead of in the round for those rows so the “ends” are the leg hole? And if I knit back and forth, how do I make the cabling come out right?

DROPS Design 12.11.2018 kl. 09:39:

Dear Charlotte, I would probably do as you suggest, ie create only one hole for the single leg - when dividing piece, make sure the cables will be done on a RS row - you can divide piece on a RS row/a row with cables, then turn and continue next row from WS. Happy knitting!

Bianca Eijkhout 07.11.2018 - 18:11:

Zouden jullie een foto kunnenplaatsen van middelste gedeelte van de rug ? Dan is het toch net iets makkelijker haken , dan kunnen we zien hoe de kabel loopt. Al vast vriendelijk , Bianca Eijkhout

DROPS Design 08.11.2018 kl. 09:43:

Dag Bianca

Helaas is dit de enige foto die we hebben. Mocht je er niet uit komen met de kabel, stel gerust nog een vraag of, indien mogelijk, kun je ook met je werk bij een verkooppunt langs gaan om mee te kijken.

Élisa 06.11.2018 - 01:52:

Rebonjour, hier je vous disais que mes tresses n'étaient pas définies. J'ai bien fait chaque rang des diagrammes je les comprends bien, sauf que je viens de me poser la question. Comme j'ai compris un carré vide veux dire que je tricote toujours à l'endroit peu importe le sens de mon tricot et un carré plein je le tricote en Jersey?

DROPS Design 06.11.2018 kl. 08:39:

Bonjour Élisa, un carré blanc se tricote en jersey endroit (mailles des torsades) soit à l'endroit quand on tricote en rond (= sur l'endroit) et à l'envers quand on tricote en allers et retours (pour la séparation des pattes) - les croix se tricotent en jersey envers sur l'endroit (et tous les tours quand on tricote en rond) mais à l'endroit sur l'envers quand on tricote en allers et retours. Bon tricot!

élisa 05.11.2018 - 03:02:

Bonsoir, j'ai commencé mon ouvrage et j'en suis bientôt au niveau des pattes. Cependant, je trouve que mes torsades ne sont pas très définies... J'en suis à mon premier tricot avec torsade, j'ai regardé vos vidéos et je semble faire ce qu'il faut pouvez-vous m'aider? Merci à l'avance

DROPS Design 05.11.2018 kl. 10:01:

Bonjour Élisa, avez vous bien tricotez tous les rangs des diagrammes et pas un de plus? par ex. dans M.2 les torsades se croisent tous les 4 tours. N'hésitez pas à montrer votre ouvrage au magasin où vous avez acheté votre laine (même par mail), on pourra vous aider plus facilement. Bon tricot!

Hilly 26.10.2018 - 21:36:

Why isn’t the patern in dutch🙈 I would love to make this but I don’t know how to

DROPS Design 28.10.2018 kl. 14:33:

Dear Hilly, out translators are working hard to translate the patterns, but the fresh catalogs always have priority and we work on the old patterns in between when we can manage to squeeze some extra time. Please be patient. Thank you.

Rath 23.10.2018 - 03:23:

I don't understand why the instructions are so difficult? Why isn't the diagram clearly marked to follow row by row? Going from M1, M2, m3 is not clear as they are all different heights how am I supposed to work with this. I need more clarity

DROPS Design 23.10.2018 kl. 09:56:

Dear Mrs Rath, we only have diagram to this pattern, you can insert a marker between each diagram/repeat so that you will be sure to follow each diagram row after row as explained. When each diagram has been worked one time in height, repeat it from the first row. They do have different numbers of rows since they are not repeated the same way. Happy knitting!

Sharon 14.09.2018 - 17:24:

Thank you.

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