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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.

Comments (248)

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Sharon 14.09.2018 - 17:24:

Thank you.

Sharon 14.09.2018 - 15:12:

Thanks. But when do I put the second 16 stitches on the spare needle for second opening. Sorry if I seem to be a bit dim.

DROPS Design 14.09.2018 kl. 15:14:

Dear Sharon, you only put 16 stitches once on a stitch holder, then work the 94 sts on back piece for 8 cm and place these sts on a another st holder. Now you will work the 16 sts from st holder back on needle and work over these sts for 8 cm. Both pieces have now same height, work now all sts casting one 1 new st over the transition (= leg openings) and continue in the round over all sts. Happy knitting!

Sharon 14.09.2018 - 14:32:

I need help with leg openings please. Thank you.

Sharon 14.09.2018 - 14:31:

Please help with leg openings? Thank you.

DROPS Design 14.09.2018 kl. 14:44:

Dear Sharon, when piece measures 12-16-20 cm, work the first 10-16-22 sts and slip them on a st holder (= bottom towards stomach), then cast off next P stitch, work to end of row, turn and cast off the P st at the beg of next row from WS = 64-94-130 sts remain. Make sure that the cable will then always be worked from RS when dividing piece. Happy knitting!

Melanie 08.09.2018 - 22:02:

Bräuchte bitte mal Hilfe bei der Erklärung des Diagrammes. Wenn ich in der 2. Runde des Musters bin, heißt das Kästchen mit dem x drin dann, dass ich auf jede linke Masche eine rechte stricke und auf jede rechte eine linke? Wäre dankbar, wenn du Antwort nicht allzu kompliziert beantwortet wird, da ich noch ziemliche Anfängerin bin. Liebe Grüße Melanie

DROPS Design 11.09.2018 kl. 08:21:

Liebe Melanie, wenn Sie in der Runde stricken, werden die Maschen mit einem x immer links auf der Vorderseiten gestrickt. Wenn Sie dann später die Diagramme in Reihen stricken wird jede 2. Reihe (= jede Rückreihe) von der Rückseite gestrickt, der x wird dann rechts bein den Rückreihen gestrickt (und Diagramme dann von links nach rechts gelesen). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Barbara Breher 11.08.2018 - 11:35:

Hallo, ich finde den Pullover super schön, aber ich bräuchte ihn größer. Gibt es evtl. auch eine Umrechnung für größere Hunde?

DROPS Design 13.08.2018 kl. 09:16:

Liebe Frau Breher, Umrechnung haben wir keine, aber ähnlichen Modellen für größeren Hunde finden Sie hier oder hier. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Jade 13.07.2018 - 14:47:

Hello, I have just increased my stitches to 76 sts. In regards to the first row after INC, in includes sts from M.1-M.3. Do I go up a row (In the tables) in each time M.2 and M3 is mentioned? Or do I just repeat the first row on those tables?

DROPS Design 13.07.2018 kl. 15:47:

Dear Jade, work now the diagrams with row 1 in each diagram on 1st row, then row 2 on next row and so on. The repeats are not the same in height in all diagrams, when they are done in height, start again from row 1 and continue the other diagrams as before. Happy knitting!

Irene 12.04.2018 - 12:13:

Salve, vorrei fare questo modello per un pitbull di 76 cm di torace e 54 cm di collo.\r\nE\' possibile o me lo sconsigliate per la forma? Quanto filato pensate sia necessario?\r\nGrazie

DROPS Design 12.04.2018 kl. 16:12:

Buongiorno Irene, per fare una misura diversa da quelle indicate deve modificare in modo proporzionale il modello. Per un aiuto più specifico sulla quantità di filato necessaria può rivolgersi al suo rivenditore DROPS di fiducia. Buon lavoro!

Susan 11.03.2018 - 18:10:

Thank you for your help. I am now at 'split for legs'. I'm reading this section, back & forth, to be knitted on 2 needles, is that right?

Susan 11.03.2018 kl. 22:46:

Just seen your video on splitting for legs, excellent, it has answered my previous question. thank you. Susan.

Susan Price 10.03.2018 - 21:51:

Help please. I am knitting the dog jumper. do I read the charts from top to bottom or from bottom up to top? as i'm knitting in the round it's always the right side but the diagram says K from R.S. P from W.S, I don't understand. Susan.

DROPS Design 11.03.2018 kl. 16:15:

Dear Susan, all charts are read form bottom to top and, if we are working from the right side, from right to left and if we are working from the wrong side, from left to right. As this pattern is worked in the round we only work from the right side, so it's read from right to left. There is a place in the pattern that is worked back and forth, in that case it has to be worked from right to left (right side) and left to right (wrong side).

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