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DROPS dog coat in ”Alaska”.

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 Alaska from Garnstudio
100-150-250 g colour no. 11, deep red.

DROPS double pointed needle size 4.5 mm – or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.
DROPS Crochet hook size 4 mm.
DROPS Buffalohorn buttons no. 535: 4 pcs.

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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: 18 sts x 23 rows in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Increasing tips: Inc. inside the 2 garter sts each side. Inc. as follows: pick up 1 st from previous row incorporate the sts into the Rib as going along.

Coat: Knit the coat round on double pointed needles from the neck and down.Cast on 40-55-70 sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm with Alaska. Knit Rib = K3 / P2 for 4-6-8 cm. On the next row inc. all the 3 K sts to 4 K sts in the Rib = 48-66-84 sts. When the piece measures 6-9-12 cm split the work as follows for the forelegs: Put the first 10-16-22 sts on a thread or a stich holder – make sure to have 4 K sts at beg and end of thread or stitch holder.
Top piece: = 38-50-62 sts. Complete knitting back and forth on double pointed needles. Continue the Rib with 2 garter sts each side – at the same time inc. 1 st each side on every other row – see increasing tips a total of 16-12-18 times = 50-74-98 sts (the piece measures approx. 11-19-27 cm). Continue the Rib until the piece measures a total of 12-20-28 cm. Then cast off for 1 button hole each side as follows: Cast off the mid 2 K sts in the outermost K part of the Rib and on the returning row cast on 2 new sts at the same place. Repeat when the piece measures 16-25-34 cm. When the piece measures a total of 20-28-37 cm cast off 3 sts each side on every other row a total of 5-7-9 times = 20-32-44 sts. Then cast off the remaining sts when the piece measures approx. 24-34-44 cm (incl. of the neck). Bottom piece: Put sts from thread or stitch holder back on needle, in addition pick up 2 sts each side of the back of the garter sts knitted on the top piece = 14-20-26 sts. Knit Rib back and forth with 2 garter sts each side . Cast off when the bottom piece measures approx. 12-17-23 cm. Sew 4 buttons onto the bottom piece, 2 each side so they fit with the button holes at the top piece.

TIPS: Try the coat on the dog, if it is too wide sew only 2 buttons at the middle of the bottom piece and button up both side of the top piece on to the same button.

Crochet edge: Crochet with hook size 4 mm along the casting off edge at the top piece as follows: 1 row of dc, turn* crochet 4 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in the next st *, repeat from *-* until finish row, cut and sew the thread tight.

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