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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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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).

Christelle 01.03.2018 - 14:18:

Bonjour, Est-ce que le diagramme reprend les rangs endroit et envers ou seulement endroit et sur l'envers l'on tricote les mailles comme elles se présentent? en ce qui concerne les mailles envers entre les diagrammes, est-ce envers sur l'endroit et l'envers ou seulement sur l'endroit? Merci beaucoup

DROPS Design 01.03.2018 kl. 16:52:

Bonjour Christelle, les diagrammes montrent tous les rangs/tours à tricoter, vus sur l'endroit, autrement dit = 1 case = 1 m x 1 rang. Lisez les diagrammes en commençant en bas à droite et de droite à gauche sur l'endroit (et tous les tours), et de gauche à droite sur l'envers (quand vous tricotez en rangs). Bon tricot!

Stephanie 28.02.2018 - 18:36:

Merciiii bcp, ce soir mon ouvrage est fini et demain mon Loulou aura bien chaud 😊😊😊😊

Stephanie 28.02.2018 - 16:53:

Bonjour aidez moi!!! Quand vous dites s’il faut relever 140m sur bordures rabattues, c’est en plus des 74m déjà sur la petite aiguille ou c’est avec ???? Merci

DROPS Design 28.02.2018 kl. 17:46:

Bonjour Stéphanie, vous trouverez la réponse ci-dessous. Bon tricot!

Stephanie 28.02.2018 - 10:52:

Bonjour, quand vous dites qu’il faut relever 140m sur la bordure rabattue c’est en plus des mailles déjà sur l’aiguille ?? Merci

DROPS Design 28.02.2018 kl. 17:17:

Bonjour Stéphanie, vous devez avoir environ 140 m au total (nbe multiple de 4) en relevant les mailles tout autour du bas du manteau et en reprenant celles restées sur l'aiguille. Bon tricot!

Kock Marion 16.02.2018 - 18:47:

Habe glaube ich bei meiner Frage, falsche E-Mail Adresse genannt. Handelt sich um Hundepulli im Norwegermuster. Vielen Dank

DROPS Design 19.02.2018 kl. 08:41:

Liebe Frau Kock, es wurde unter diese Anleitung beanwortet. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Sharon 12.02.2018 - 21:40:

But how many rows in between the biding off? Thanks

DROPS Design 13.02.2018 kl. 10:12:

Dear Sharon, you will bind off the sts at the beg of each row (both from RS and from wS), ie: bind off 3 sts at the beg of each of the next 2 rows (= 3 sts on each side 1 time), then bind off 2 sts at the beg of next 4-6-8 rows (= 2 sts on each side 2-3-4 times), then 1 st at the beg of next 4-6-8 rows (= 1 st on each side 2-3-4 times) then 2 sts at the beg of next 6-6-8 rows and 3 st at the beg of next 2 rows. Happy knitting!

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