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Knitted DROPS dog coat in ”Karisma” with cable 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
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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Tags: cable, pets,

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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 *-*
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COAT
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.

Diagram

= 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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