DROPS Extra / 0-835

Warm Banjo by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS dog's vest in ”Fabel” and ”BabyMerino” with edges in ”Symphony”. Size XS - L.

DROPS design: Pattern no FA-188
Yarn group A
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Size: XS - S - M - L
Dog's measurements:
Chest width: approx. 28/32-40/44-50/54-60/66 cm / 11"/12½" - 15¾"/17¼" - 19¾"/21¼" - 23½"/26"
Back length: approx. 24/26-32/34-40/42-48/52 cm / 9½"/10¼" - 12½"/13½" - 15¾"/16½" - 19"/20½"

Example of dogs:
XS = Chihuahua, S = Bichon Frisé, M = Cocker Spaniel, L = Irish setter.

Materials:
DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50-100-100-150 g color no 161p, pink dream
And use: DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
50-100-100-150 g color no 05, light pink
And use: DROPS SYMPHONY from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes in color no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES (for size XS), CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'' for size S and M and 60 cm / 24'' for size L) SIZE 4.5 mm/ US 7 – or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand Fabel and 1 strand Baby Merino = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6

BUTTONS: 4 buttons, approx. diameter 2½ cm / 1''.

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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc inside 2 sts in garter st in each side. Inc by picking up st from previous row and working it into the rib.
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VEST:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles in size XS and on circular needle in the other sizes. Worked from the neck down.
Cast on 40-55-70-85 sts on double pointed needles/circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Symphony. Work rib = K 3/P 2 for 5-8-11-14 cm / 2"-3"-4½"-5½" (= neck). Switch to 1 strand Fabel + 1 strand Baby Merino – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue rib for 2-4-6-8 cm / 3/4"-1½"-2½"-3". On next round, inc all 3 K sts to 4 K sts = 48-66-84-102 sts. When piece measures 6-9-12-15 cm / 2½"-3½"-4 3/4"-6", bind off for front legs as follows: Slip the first 10-16-22-28 sts on a stitch holder – there should be 4 K sts at the beg and end of holder = 38-50-62-74 sts remain on needle. Continue with back piece.

BACK PIECE:
Work rib back and forth on needle with 2 sts in GARTER ST in each side - see explanation above! AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS, inc 1 st in each side - Read INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc on every row from RS 5-11-11-17 more times = 50-74-86-110 sts. Piece now measures approx. 12-19-22-31 cm / 4 3/4"-7½"-8 3/4"-12 1/4". On next row from RS, bind off for 1 button hole in each side as follows: bind off the middle 2 K sts in the outermost K-section in each side and cast on 2 new sts over the bind off sts on next row. Repeat button hole bind off when piece measures 16-24-28-37 cm / 6 1/4"-9½"-11"-14½". When piece measures 19-26-32-38 cm / 7½"-10 1/4"-12½"-15", bind off at beg of every row: 2 sts 7-9-11-14 times in each side = 22-38-42-54 sts. Then bind off the remaining sts. Piece measures approx. 30-42-53-64 cm / 11 3/4"-16½"-21"-25 1/4" incl the neck.

STOMACH PIECE:
Slip sts from stitch holder back on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7. Knit in addition up 2 sts in each side at the back of the 2 sts in garter st worked on back piece = 14-20-26-32 sts. Work rib with 1 strand Fabel + 1 strand Baby Merino back and forth on needle with 2 sts in garter st in each side. Bind off when under piece measures 13-17-20-23 cm / 5 1/8"-6 3/4"-8"-9".

CROCHET EDGE:
Crochet with hook size 4 mm / G/6 and Symphony around the entire back piece and stomach piece as follows: 1 sc, * ch 3, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'', 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first sc.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew 4 buttons on stomach piece, 2 in each side to match the button holes on back piece.
TIP: Try the vest on the dog. If it is too wide, only sew 2 buttons in the middle of stomach piece and button both sides of back piece with the same button.
PS: The neck is folded double when worn.

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