Dog Knitting Patterns

Maybe Spot just got surgery, or his fur just isn’t warm enough for the chilly weather. Knit him a Life is Ruff Knit Dog Sweater to keep your pooch happy and warm when nature fails him. This easy knit dog sweater is made with a bright and happy orange yarn, fastened with a single button on the front to give your dog some style. From extra-small to extra-large, this easy-knitting dog sweater can fit any pup who needs it. Curl up by a fire together in your sweaters and enjoy the diversity of projects knitting has to offer.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, 10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®” 256 Carrot – 1 (1, 2, 3, 5) Balls
  • Knitting Needles: 5.5 mm [US 9] and 6mm [US 10] knitting needles, 5.5 mm [US 9] circular knitting needle 24”/60 cm long, 5.5 mm [US 9] double-pointed knitting needles.
  • Button.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Stitch holders.
  • Yarn needle

Measurements:

Finished Chest: 15 (19, 23, 35, 44)”.
Finished Length: 11 (14, 17, 23 28)”.

Abbreviations:

A, B, etc= color A, B, etc;
dec = decrease;
inc = increase;
K = knit;
K2tog = knit 2 sts together;
mm = millimeters;
P = purl;
St st = Stockinette stitch;
st(s) = stitch (es);
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times
specified.
 

Gauge: 14 sts = 4”; 22 rows = 4 in Stockinette stitch using larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the specified gauge.

Instructions:

Note: Directions are for size Extra-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are in parentheses.

SWEATER
With smaller needles, cast on 41 (47, 59, 83, 99) sts. Work in K1, p1 rib for 1 (1½, 1½, 2, 2)”, end with a wrong side row, inc 3 sts evenly on last row – 44 (50, 62, 86, 102) sts.

Change to larger needles and work in St st for 2 rows. Working in St st, inc 1 st each side every row 3 (5, 5, 9, 5) times – 50 (60, 72, 104, 112) sts.

Inc 1 st each side every other row 2 (4, 5, 9, 21) times – 54 (68, 82, 122, 154) sts.

Purl 1 row.

Shape Leg Openings
Next Row (Right Side): K5 (5, 7, 11, 13), join second ball of yarn and bind off next 4 (6, 6, 10, 13) sts, k36 (46, 56, 80, 102) sts, join third ball of yarn and bind off 4 (6, 6, 10,13) sts, k5 (5, 7, 11, 13) sts to end of row46 (56, 70, 102, 128) sts total.

Working all sections at same time with separate balls of yarn, continue in St st until pieces measure 1 (1½, 1½, 2½,3)” from beginning of Leg Openings, end with a wrong side row.

Joining Row:
K5 (5, 7, 11, 13), cast on 4 (6, 6, 10, 13) sts, k36 (46, 56, 80, 102), cast on 4 (6, 6, 10, 13) sts, k5 (5, 7, 11, 13) sts to end of row 54 (68, 82, 122, 154) sts total.

Work even until piece measures 5½ (7, 8½, 12, 15)” from beginning, with a wrong side row. Place a marker each side of last row.

Shape Back
Bind off 6 (7, 9, 13, 14) sts at beginning next 2 rows – 42 (54, 64, 96, 126) sts.

Decrease Row (Right Side): Skp, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Repeat Decrease Row every other row 14 (16, 20, 28, 34) times – 12 (20, 22, 38, 56) sts.
Slip sts to a stitch holder for Edging.


FINISHING
Sew seam from Neck edge to where marked.

Edging:
With right side facing and circular needle, join yarn at seam edge, pick up and knit 35 (43, 51, 75, 90) sts along edge of Back, knit 12 (20, 22, 38, 56) sts from Back stitch holder, pick up and knit 35 (43, 51, 75, 90) sts along opposite edge of Back – 82 (106, 124, 188, 236) sts. Join to work in rounds. Place marker for beginning of round.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 1”.
Bind off.

Leg Rib
With right side facing and double-pointed needle, pick up and knit 22 (32, 32, 54, 68) sts around Leg Opening. Divide sts evenly around needles and join to work in rounds. Place marker for beginning of round.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 1”.
Bind off.
Weave in ends.

Some of our pups have thick, luscious fur coats, but some of them aren’t that lucky. When man’s best friend starts shivering in the cold, it’s man’s job to make him Sparky’s Favorite Knit Sweater. This basic sweater pattern is available in sizes small to extra-large, making it perfect for a pooch of any size. You spoil all of your favorite humans with knit goodies, so it’s time to treat your furbabies the same way by learning how to make dog sweaters. Besides, you know Sparky would do the same for you, if he had thumbs.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stockinette st with larger needles.

Finished SizeS (M-L-XL). To fit dog chest measurement: 10 (13-16-24) ins [25.5 (33-40.5-61) cm].

Materials List

  • Bernat® Super Value (Solids: 197 g/7 oz) (389 m/426 yds) #53044 (True Grey) – 1 (1-1-2) ball(s) OR Ombres (251 m/275 yds) / Twists (280 m/307 yds) 142 g/5 oz – 1 (1-2-2) ball(s)
  • Bernat® Berella 4 (Solids: 100 g/3.5 oz) (197 m/216 yds) 2 (2-2-3) ball(s) OR Ombres (85g / 3oz) (150m / 165 yds) 2 (2-3-4) ball(s)
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles. Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Set of four size 4 mm (U.S. 6) double-pointed knitting needles.

Pattern

The instructions are written for smallest size. Larger sizes follow in ( ).
 
With larger needles, cast on 40 (46-58-82) sts. Knit 5 rows, inc 4 sts evenly across last row. 44 (50-62-86) sts. Proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of needle on 3rd and every row to 50 (60-72-104) sts, then on following alt rows to 54 (68-82-122) sts. Purl 1 row.

LEG OPENINGS
Next row
: (RS). K5 (5-7-11). Cast off 4 (6-6-10) sts. K36 (46-56-80) (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off 4 (6-6-10) sts. Knit to end of row.
Note: All Leg sections are worked at the same time using separate balls of yarn for each section.
Beg with a purl row, work 1 (1½-1½-2½) ins [2.5 (4-4-6) cm] instocking st, ending with purl row.
Joining row:K5 (5-7-11). Cast on 4 (6-6-10) sts. K36 (46-56-80). Cast on 4 (6-6-10) sts. Knit to end of row. 54 (68- 82-122) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 5 (6½-8-11) ins [12.5 (16.5-20.5-28) cm], ending with purl row. Place marker at each end of last row.
 
BACK SHAPING
Cast off 6 (7-9-13) sts beg next 2 rows.42 (54-64-96) sts.
Next row:(RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows to 26 (36-42-66) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 10 (12½-15½-21) ins [25.5 (32-39.5-53.5) cm], ending with purl row. Leave sts on a spare needle.

HOOD
Place markers along cast on edge on 6th (7th-9th-10th) st from each edge. (RS). Pick up and knit 29 (33-41-63) sts between markers along cast on edge. Purl 1 row.
Next row: (RS). K14 (16-20-31). M1. K1 (place marker on center st). M1. Knit to end of row.
Next row:K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
Next row: Knit to center marked st. M1. Knit marked st. M1. Knit to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 4 (5-7-9) times more. 39 (45-57-83) sts. Cont even until hood measures 5 (5½-6½-7½) ins [12.5 (14-16.5-19) cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off. Fold cast off edge in half and sew hood seam.
 
BACK RIBBING
(RS). With circular needle pick up and knit 33 (37-51-67) sts along body from marker to back. K26 (36-42-66) from spare needle, dec 1 st at center. Pick up and knit 33 (37-51-67) sts along opposite side of body to marker. 91 (109-141-197) sts. Do not join in rnd. Knit 8 rows. Cast off. Sew neck and belly seam.
 
LEG EDGING
(RS). With double-pointed needles, pick up and knit 23 (29-32-38) sts around leg opening. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st. Work 8 rnds in garter st. Cast off.

Your dog will look particularly handsome in the No Bones About It Dog Coat. Designed to keep your pooch warm without weighing him or her down, this hardy dog jacket will draw compliments from everyone who lays eyes on it. Youll have fun knitting it up too. The cables along the back of the sweater ensure that the project stays interesting, and you can enjoy the fact that youre making something extra special for your best friend. This pattern comes in several different sizes, so you can get the perfect fit for your four legged friend.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

SIZES
To fit chest measurement
Extra-Small – 10 ins [25.5 cm ]
Small – 13 ins [33 cm ]
Medium – 16 ins [40.5 cm ]
Large – 24 ins [61 cm ]
Extra-Large – 30 ins [76 cm ]


MATERIALS

  • Patons® Canadiana (100 g / 3.5 oz) OR Patons Classic® Wool (100 g / 3.5 oz) OR Patons® Decor (100 g / 3.5 oz) 1(2, 2, 3, 4) ball(s)
  • Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle
  • Set of four 4 mm (U.S. 6) double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle


Note: Sample made with Patons Canadiana #00104 (Aran)


GAUGE
19 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in moss st.


ABBREVIATIONS
C3F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K1, then K2 from cable needle.

C3B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K1 from cable needle.

C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.

C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.

C5B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then slip purl stitch from cable needle back to left hand needle and purl it. K2 from cable needle.

T3F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K2 from cable needle.

T3B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P1 from cable needle.

T4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K2 from cable needle.

T4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P2 from cable needle.


INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ).


Panel Pat A (worked over 8 sts).
1st row: (RS). K2. P4. K2.
2nd and alt rows: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: C4F. C4B.
5th row: K8.
7th row: T4F. T4B.
9th, 11th and 13th rows: P2. K4. P2.
15th row: C4B. C4F.
17th row: K8.
19th row: T4B. T4F.
20th row: As 2nd row.
These 20 rows form Panel Pat A.


Panel Pat B (worked over 17 sts).
1st row: (RS). P5. C3B. P1. C3F. P5.
2nd row: K5. P3. K1. P3. K5.
3rd row: P4. C3B. P1. K1. P1. C3F. P4.
4th row: K4. P3. K1. P1. K1. P3. K4.
5th row: P3. C3B. P1. (K1. P1) twice. C3F. P3.
6th row: K3. P3. K1. (P1. K1) twice. P3. K3.
7th row: P2. C3B. P1. (K1. P1) 3 times. C3F. P2.
8th row: K2. P3. K1. (P1. K1) 3 times. P3. K2.
9th row: P2. K2. P1. (K1. P1) 4 times. K2. P2.
10th row: K2. P2. K1. (P1. K1) 4 times. P2. K2.
11th row: P2. T3F. P1. (K1. P1) 3 times. T3B. P2.
12th row: K3. P2. K1. (P1. K1) 3 times. P2. K3.
13th row: P3. T3F. P1. (K1. P1) twice. T3B. P3.
14th row: K4. P2. K1. (P1. K1) twice. P2. K4.
15th row: P4. T3F. P1. K1. P1. T3B. P4.
16th row: K5. P2. K1. P1. K1. P2. K5.
17th row: P5. T3F. P1. T3B. P5.
18th row: K6. P2. K1. P2. K6.
19th row: P6. C5B. P6.
20th row: K6. P5. K6.
These 20 rows form Panel Pat B.

Turtleneck: With smaller needles, cast on 42 (50-62-86-102) sts.
1st row: (RS). P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 3 (4-4-5½-5½) ins [7.5 (10-10-14-14) cm], ending with RS facing for next row and inc 7 sts evenly across last row. 49 (57-69-93-109) sts. Place marker at each end of last row.


Body: Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times. P2. Work 1st row of Panel Pat A. Work 1st row of Panel Pat B.
Work 1st row of Panel Pat A. P2. (K1. P1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times.

2nd row: (K1. P1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times. K2. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A. K2. (K1. P1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times.
3rd row: (P1. K1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times. P2. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat A. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat B. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat A. P2. (P1. K1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times.
4th row: (P1. K1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times. K2. Work 4th row of Panel Pat A. Work 4th row of Panel Pat B. Work 4th row of Panel Pat A. P2. (P1. K1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times.
Last 4 rows form Moss St Pat at sides. Panel Pats A and B are now in position.


Cont in pat, keeping cont of panel pats, inc 1 st each end of needle on next 3 (5-5-9-5) rows, then on every following alt row to 63 (77-89-129-161) sts, taking inc sts into moss st.
Work 1 row even in pat.


Leg Openings: 1st row: (RS). Pat across 5 (5-7-11-12) sts. Cast off next 4 (6-6-10-12) sts. Pat across 45 (55-63-87-113) sts (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off next 4 (6-6-10-12) sts. Pat to end of row.


Note: Work all leg sections at the same time using a separate ball of yarn for each section.


Beg with a WS row, work 1 (1½-1½-2½-3) ins [2.5 (4-4-6-7.5) cm] in pat from cast off sts, ending with RS facing for next row.


Joining row: Pat across 5 (5-7-11-12) sts. Turn. Cast on 4 (6-6-10-12) sts. Turn. Pat across 45 (55-63-87-113) sts. Turn. Cast on 4 (6-6-10-12) sts. Turn. Pat to end of row. 63 (77-89-129-161) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from marked row measures 4½ (5½-7-10-11) ins [11.5 (14-18-25.5-28) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Place 2nd set of markers at each end of last row.
Shape back: Cast off 6 (7-9-12-13) sts beg of next 2 rows. 51 (63-71-105-135) sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows to 33 (43-49-73-93) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from first set of markers measures 9 (11½-14½-20-22) ins [23 (29-37-51-56) cm] (or desired length to base of tail), ending with RS facing for next row. Leave rem 33 (43-49-73-93) sts on a spare needle.
Sew center front seam from 2nd set of markers to neck edge, reversing seam 2 (2½-2½-3-3) ins [5 (6-6-7.5-7.5) cm] from cast on edge for turn back.

Body edging: With RS of work facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 37 (40-57-73-79) sts along body from 2nd marker to back. K33 (43-49-73-93) from back st holder, dec 7 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 37 (40-57-73-79) sts along opposite side of body to 2nd marker. 100 (116-156-212-244) sts. Join in rnd and work 1 inch [2.5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off loosely in ribbing.


Leg edging:With first double pointed needle pick up and knit 8 (8-10-12-14) sts around leg opening. [With next double pointed needle pick up and knit 8 (10-11-12-15) sts] twice. 24 (28-32-36-44) sts. Join in rnd and work 1½ (2-2½-3-3) ins [4 (5-6-7.5-7.5) cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off loosely in ribbing. Rep for 2nd leg opening.

Woof! Bark! Us knitters spend so much time on sweaters for ourselves and our loved ones, so why not knit your best friend a sweater? This Sapphire Knit Dog Sweater is the perfect pattern for pooches who are always cold or suffer from anxiety and need a bit of a warm hug to feel comfortable. Since it’s written for sizes small to extra-large, any dog could wear this knit dog sweater pattern. Easy to knit and relatively quick to work up, it’s the perfect quick little birthday or Christmas gift for your four-legged fur baby.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

Finished SizeBy chest measurements – S: 10″ [25.5 cm]; M: 13″ [33 cm]; L: 16″ [40.5 cm]; XL: 24″ [61 cm]

Materials List

  • Bernat® Super Value (7 oz/197 g; 426 yds/389 m) Royal Blue (00610) – 1 (1, 1, 2) balls
  • Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) circular knitting needle 36″ [90 cm] long.
  • Set of four size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles.

Instructions

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).

With larger needles, cast on 41 (47-59-83) sts.

Knit 6 rows (garter st), inc 4 sts evenly across last row. 45 (51-63-87) sts.

1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1. Last 2 rows form pat.

Work 1 more row in pat.

Continue in pat, inc 1 st at each end of needle on next and every row to 51 (61-73-105) sts, then on every following alt row to 55 (69-83-123) sts, taking inc sts into pat.

Work 1 row even in pat.

  1. Leg Openings

    Next row: (RS). Pat across 5 (5-7-11) sts. Cast off 4 (6-6-10) sts. Pat across 37 (47-57-81) sts (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off 4 (6-6-10) sts. Pat to end of row.

    Note: All Leg sections are worked at the same time using separate balls of yarn for each section.

    Work 1 (1 1/2-1 1/2-2 1/2)” [2.5 (4-4-6) cm] in pat, ending with WS row.

    Joining row: (RS). Pat across 5 (5-7-11) sts. Cast on 4 (6-6-10) sts. Pat across 37 (47-57-81) sts. Cast on 4 (6-6-10) sts. Pat to end of row. 55 (69-83-123) sts.

    Continue even in pat until work after neckband measures 5 (6 1/2-8-11)” [12.5 (16.5-20.5-28) cm], ending with WS row.

    Place marker at each end of last row.
  2. Back Shaping

    Cast off 6 (7-9-13) sts beg next 2 rows. 43 (55-65-97) sts.

    Next row: (RS). ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
    Next row: Knit.

    Rep last 2 rows to 27 (37-43-67) sts.

    Continue even in pat until work after neckband measures 10 (12 1/2-15 1/2-21)” [25.5 (32-39.5-53.5) cm], ending with WS row.

    Leave sts on a spare needle.
  3. Back Edging

    (RS). With RS of work facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 33 (37-51-67) sts along body from marker to back. K27 (37-43-67) from spare needle dec 1 st at center. Pick up and knit 33 (37-51-67) sts along opposite side of body to marker. 92 (110-144-199) sts.

    Do not join in rnd. Knit 8 rows (garter st). Cast off.

    Sew neck and belly seam.
  4. Leg Edging

    (RS). RS of working and double-pointed needles, pick up and knit 23 (29-32-38) sts around leg opening. Divide sts on 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st. Cast off.

    Next rnd: Knit.
    Next rnd: Purl.

    Rep last 2 rnds 3 times more.

Keep your four-legged friend warm this winter in the Cable Knit Dog Sweater. Stylish and cozy, this DIY dog sweater is great for doggy play dates, strolls through the park, burying bones in the backyard, and catching some Z’s on the couch. Put the Cable Knit Dog Sweater and a juicy bone under the tree this year. You’ll know it’s is the perfect gift by Fido’s wagging tail. Woof woof, and happy knitting!

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 (1, 1, 2, 3) skeins 0313 Aran
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 4.5 mm [US 7] straights AND 4.5 mm [US 7] set of double-pointed needles OR 16” (40 cm) circular needle
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE: 16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 26 rows = 4” (10 cm), in Moss stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large are in parentheses


Finished Chest: 13 (15, 19, 27, 33)” [33 (38,
48.5, 68.5, 84) cm]
Finished Length: 12 (16, 20, 24, 28)” [30.5
(40.5, 51, 61, 71) cm], including neckband


Special Stitches
2/2 LC (2 over 2 Left Cross) = Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 Right Cross) = Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
3/3 LC (3 over 3 Left Cross) = Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
3/3 RC (3 over 3 Right Cross) = Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
kfb (knit into front and back) = Knit next st but do not remove from needle, knit into back loop of same st and remove from needle.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) = Slip next two stitches as if to knit to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop.


Pattern Stitches
1×1 Rib (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 (right side): K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts to end of row.
Repeat Row 2 for 1×1 Rib.


2×2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (right side): K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 2×2 Rib.


Moss Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1 (right side): *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
Rows 2 and 3: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1–4 for Moss st.


Right Twist Cable (over 6 sts)
Row 1 (right side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: 3/3 RC.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1–6 for Right Twist Cable.


Left Twist Cable (over 6 sts)
Row 1 (right side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: 3/3 LC.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1–6 for Left Twist Cable.


Honeycomb (over 8 sts)
Row 1 (right side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: 2/2 LC, 2/2 RC.
Row 8: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1–8 for Honeycomb.

Notes
1. Sweater is made in two pieces: back and chest (underside).
2. Back and chest are worked back and forth in rows beginning at lower edge.
3. The two pieces are then joined and the neck band worked in rounds beginning at the top of the two pieces.
4. Edges of back and chest are seamed leaving openings for front legs.


BACK
With straight needles, cast on 58 (66, 74, 98, 114) sts.
Work in 2×2 Rib until piece measures about 1½ (2, 2½, 2½, 2½)” [4 (5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5) cm], end with a wrong side row.


Begin Patterns
Note: Take care when setting up the Moss st sections. Notice that one section of Moss st begins with Row 1 of the pattern, and the other section begins with Row 3.
Row 1 (right side): K2, place marker, work Row 1 of Moss st over next 4 (8, 12, 24, 32) sts, place marker, k1, p1, place marker, work Row 1 of Right Twist Cable over next 6 sts, place marker, p1, k1, p1, place marker, work Row 1 of Honeycomb over next 24 sts, place marker, p1, k1, p1, place marker, work Row 1 of Left Twist Cable over next 6 sts, place marker, p1, k1, place marker, work Row 3 of Moss st over next 4 (8, 12, 24, 32) sts, place marker, k2.
Note: Markers indicate the beginning and end of each of the pattern stitch sections. Slip markers as you come to them. Use of markers in this manner is optional.
Row 2: P2, work Row 4 of Moss st to next marker, p1, k1, work Row 2 of Left Twist Cable to next marker, k1, p1, k1, work Row 2 of Honeycomb to next marker, k1, p1, k1, work Row 2 of Right Twist Cable to next marker, k1, p1, work Row 2 of Moss st to next marker, p2.
Row 3: K2, work next row of Moss st to next marker, k1, p1, work next row of Right Twist Cable to next marker, p1, k1, p1, work next row of Honeycomb to next marker, p1, k1, p1, work next row of Left Twist Cable to next marker, p1, k1, work next row of Moss st to next marker, k2.
Row 4: P2, work next row of Moss st to next marker, p1, k1, work next row of Left Twist Cable to next marker, k1, p1, k1, work next row of Honeycomb to next marker, k1, p1, k1, work next row of Right Twist Cable to next marker, k1, p1, work next row of Moss st to next marker, p2.
Repeat last 2 rows, working next row of each pattern between markers, until piece measures about 10½ (14, 17½, 21½, 25½)” [26.5 (35.5, 44.5, 54.5, 65) cm] from beginning. Place all stitches on stitch holder.


CHEST (underside)
With straight needles, cast on 21 (23, 31, 41, 49) sts.
Work in 1×1 Rib until piece measures about 3½ (4½, 5½, 7, 8½)” [9 (11.5, 14, 18, 21.5) cm] from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
Decrease Row (right side): K1, ssk, work in 1×1 Rib to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—19 (21, 29, 39, 47) sts.
Next Row: P2, work in 1×1 Rib to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat last 2 rows 6 (7, 11, 16, 20) more times, end with a wrong side row—7 sts remain.


Join Back and Chest for Neckband
Change to circular needle or double-pointed needles to work in rounds.
Joining Round (right side): Working across remaining chest sts, k1, p2, kfb, p2, slip last st onto holder with back sts; working across sts on holder, ssk, k1, *p2, k2; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, p2, k1, knit the last st and the first st of this round together to join piece into a round—64 (72, 80, 104, 120) sts.
Next Round: *P2, k2; repeat from * around.
Repeat last round until neckband measures about 1½ (2, 2½, 2½, 2½)” [4 (5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5) cm].
Bind off in pattern.


FINISHING
Sew edges of back and chest together beginning at neckband and sewing to where shaping of chest begins. Leave 2 (2½ 3, 4, 5)” [5 (6.5, 7.5, 10, 12.5) cm] open for leg opening then finish sewing side edges of back and chest together. Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS
k = knit
k2tog = knit next 2 sts together
p =purl
st(s) = stitch(es)

This DIY dog coat will keep your pup looking fabulous this holiday season. Keep your furry friend warm with the Winter Woof Dog Coat. This bright and cheery knit will make sure that you don’t lose your pup in the snow. The little buttons make it easy to take on and off. There’s no more struggling to wiggle Fido into this sweater. Because this sweater is knit from the top down, you can make sure it fits as you knit. Your dog will love lounging around in this knit.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge17 stitches, 23 rows, 4 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball each
  • RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 2515 Turquoise A
  • RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 5142 Cherry Red B
  • RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 4601 Off White C.
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5mm [US8]
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder
  • 3 (5, 7, 7) buttons 1” (25 mm) in diameter

Gauge: 17 sts = 4” (10 cm); 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the specified gauge.


Measurements:

  • Directions are for size X-small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, and Large are in parentheses:
  • Finished Neck: 11 (13½, 16½, 19½)” (28, 34.5, 42, 49.5 cm), buttoned
  • Finished Chest: 16½ (20, 24, 28)” (42 (51, 61, 71 cm), slightly stretched and buttoned at widest
  • Finished Length: 9 (14, 18, 23)” (23 (35.5, 45.5, 58.5 cm), including neckband


Abbreviations:

  • LT (Left Twist) = Knit into the back of the second stitch on the left needle leaving the stitch on the needle, knit the first stitch on the left needle, slipping both stitches off the needle.
  • M1 = Make 1 (Increase) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and knit strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.
  • RT (Right Twist) = Knit into the front of the second stitch on the left needle leaving the stitch on the needle, knit the first stitch on the left needle, slipping both stitches off the needle.
  • ssk = Slip next 2 stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop.
  • A = Color A
  • B = Color B
  • C = Color C
  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
  • * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated


Instructions:


Pattern Stitches

1×1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat Row 1 for 1×1 Rib.


Seed Stitch (over odd number of sts)
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts, as they appear.
Repeat last row for Seed st.


Woven Band (over 21 sts)
Row 1 (Right Side): P3, *[RT] 3 times, p3; repeat from * once more.
Row 2: K3, [p6, k3] twice.
Row 3: P3, *k1, [LT] twice, k1, p3; repeat from * once more.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1–4 for Woven Band pattern.


Notes
1. Sweater is worked from the top down, beginning at the neckband. Neckband is folded lengthwise and chest and back pieces worked from neckband down.
2. Different breeds and different dogs vary greatly in size. Working from the neck down allows you to try sweater on your dog as you go to check for appropriate length and placement of buttonholes.
3. When instructed to work in patterns “as established” this means you should work the next row of each pattern ensuring that the stitches line up as before.


NECKBAND
With C, cast on 54 (64, 76, 90) sts.
With C, work in 1×1 Rib for 2 rows.
With B, work in 1×1 Rib for 2 rows.
Continue to work in 1×1 Rib, alternating 2 rows with C and 2 rows with B, until piece measures 1 (1½, 1½, 2)” (2.5 (4, 4, 5) cm) from beginning. Continue to change colors every other row throughout neckband.
Buttonhole Row 1 (Right Side): K1, p1, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
Buttonhole Row 2: *K1, p1; repeat from * to bound-off sts, cast on 2 sts, k1, p1. Continue in 1×1 Rib until piece measures 3 (4½, 4½, 6)” (7.5 (11.5, 11.5, 15) cm) from beginning, ending with a wrong side row
Repeat Buttonhole Rows 1 and 2. Continue in 1×1 Rib until piece measures 4 (6, 6, 8)” (10 (15, 15, 20.5) cm) from beginning, end with a wrong side row.


CHEST
Row 1 (Right Side): Bind off 6 sts, cut yarn, join A, k5, place marker, k3, place marker, k5, slip remaining 35 (45, 57, 71) sts on holder for back—13 sts.
Row 2: K1, [p1, k1] twice for Seed st border, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] twice for Seed st border.
Row 3 (increase row): K1, [p1, k1] twice, slip marker, M1, knit to next marker, M1, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] twice—15 sts.
Rows 4–17: Repeat last 2 rows 7 more times—29 sts.
Row 18: K1, [p1, k1] twice, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] twice.
Row 19: K1, [p1, k1] twice, slip marker, knit to next marker, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] twice.
Row 20: K1, [p1, k1] twice, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] twice.
Row 21: Repeat Row 3 (increase row)— 31 sts.
Repeat last 4 rows 0 (2, 4, 6) more times—31 (35, 39, 43) sts.
Next Row: K1, [p1, k1] twice, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] twice.
Next Row: K1, [p1, k1] twice, slip marker, knit to next marker, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] twice. Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 4½ (7, 11, 15)” (11.5 (18, 28, 38) cm) from beginning of chest.
Work even in Seed st for 1” (2.5 cm).
Bind off.


BACK
Return back sts to needle, ready to work a right side row—35 (45, 57, 71) sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Join A, k5, place marker, k2 (7, 13, 20), place marker, k21, place marker, k2 (7, 13, 20), place marker, k5.
Row 2: K1, [p1, k1] twice for Seed st border, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, work Row 2 of Woven Band pattern, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] twice for Seed st border.
Row 3 (increase row): K1, [p1, k1] twice, slip marker, M1, knit to next marker, slip marker, work next row of Woven Band pattern, slip marker, knit to next marker, M1, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] twice—37 (47, 59, 73) sts.
Work even in patterns as established for 3 rows.
Repeat Row 3 (increase row)—39 (49, 61, 75) sts.
Repeat last 4 rows 4 (4, 3, 0) more times—47 (57, 67, 75) sts.
Continue in patterns as established and repeat Row 3 (increase row) every 6th row 0 (1, 3, 0) time(s), then every 8th row 0 (0, 0, 5) time(s)—47 (59, 73, 85) sts.
Work even in patterns as established for about ½” (1.5 cm), end with a wrong side row.
Buttonhole Row 1 (Right Side): K1, p1, bind off 2 sts, k1, slip marker, continue in patterns as established to last marker, slip marker, k1, bind off 2 sts, p1, k1.
Buttonhole Row 2: K1, p1, cast on 2 sts, k1, slip marker, continue in patterns as established to last marker, slip marker, k1, cast on 2 sts, p1, k1. Work even in patterns as established and repeat Buttonhole Rows 1 and 2 about every 1 (1½, 2, 3)” (2.5 (4, 5, 7.5) cm) 0 (1, 2, 2) more times.
Work even in patterns as established until piece measures 6 (10, 14, 18)” (15 (25.5, 35.5, 45.5) cm) from beginning of back, end with a right side row.
Next Row (Wrong Side): K1, [p1, k1] twice, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, k3tog, [p6, k3tog] twice, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] twice—41 (53, 67, 79) sts.
Work even in Seed st for 1” (2.5 cm).
Bind off.


FINISHING
Fold neckband in half lengthwise and sew cast-on edge to wrong side of last row of
neckband. Take care to match-up buttonholes.
Sew side edges of neckband together. Sew around edges of buttonhole to strengthen.
Sew one button to end of neckband opposite buttonhole. Sew remaining buttons to chest piece opposite buttonholes on back piece.
Weave in ends.

This easy knit dog sweater pattern will assure that your whole family is in the Christmas spirit. Your pup will look adorable in the Festive Fido Coat. Your furry friend will be warm and cozy this Christmas. Make sure that your pet doesn’t feel left out when your whole family is wearing classic holiday sweaters. With this sweater’s little yuletide designs, your dog will blend right into the family Christmas portrait. Your dog is like another child–shouldn’t they get a handmade Christmas gift, too?

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge20 stitches, 26 rows, 4 inches. stocking stitch

Materials:

  • Patons® Decor (100 g/3.5 oz) Main Color (red) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball
  • Patons® Decor (100 g/3.5 oz) Contrast A (green) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball
  • Patons® Decor (100 g/3.5 oz) Contrast B (aran) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball
  • Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles
  • 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular needle 36 ins [90 cm] long
  • Set of four 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) doublepointed needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • Stitch holder


Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Measurements:

  • Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Chest measurement

  • 9 (12, 15, 18, 21, 26) ins
  • 23 (30.5, 38, 45.5, 53.5, 66) cm

Neck measurement

  • 5 (8, 11, 14, 16, 18) ins
  • 12.5 (20.5, 28, 35.5, 40.5, 45.5) cm


Abbreviations:

  • beg- beginning
  • cont – continue(ity)
  • K- knit
  • P- purl
  • psso- pass slipped stitch over
  • P2tog- purl two stitches together
  • P2togtbl- purl 2 stitches together through back loops
  • rem- remain(ing)
  • rep- repeat
  • RS- right side
  • Sl1- Slip next stitch knitwise
  • st(s)- stitch(es)
  • WS- wrong side

Instructions:
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
Note: When working chart, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. Start new colors at appropriate points. To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.


Neckband:With B, cast on 29 (41-53-69-77-85) sts loosely. Break B.
1st row: (RS). With MC, K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing for 1 (1-1½-2-2-2) ins [2.5 (2.5-4-5-5-5) cm] ending on a 2nd row. Place a marker at each end of last row.


Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 0 (1-2-3-3-1) time(s). P1 (0-0-0-0- 0). Work 1st row of Chart I, reading row from right to left. (P1. K1) 0 (1-2-3-3-1) time(s). P1 (0-0-0-0-0).
2nd row: (K1. P1) 0 (1-2-3-3-1) time(s). K1 (0-0-0-0-0). Work 2nd row of Chart I reading row from left to right. (K1. P1) 0 (1-2-3-3-1) time(s). K1 (0-0-0-0-0).
3rd row: Inc 1 st in first st. P0 (1-1-1-1-1). (K1. P1) 0 (0- 1-2-2-0) time(s). Work 3rd row of Chart I. (P1. K1) 0 (0-1-2-2-0) time(s). P0 (1-1-1-1-1). Inc 1 st in last st. 31 (43-55-71-79-87) sts.

Rib pat and Chart I are now in position.
Cont working rib pat and Chart I, inc 1 st at each edge of every row 6 (2-0-0-0-7) times more, then inc every following alt row 0 (5-8-9-11-10) times, taking inc sts into rib pat and ending with RS facing for next row. 43 (57-71-89-101-121) sts.
 

Leg openings:

1st row: Rib across 5 (5-7-9-10-11) sts. *Cast off 3 (5-6-7-8-9) sts*. Work appropriate row of Chart I.
Rep from * to * once more. Rib to end of row.
2nd row: Rib across 5 (5-7-9-10-11) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on spare needle.
Cont in rib pat until first section of Leg opening measures 1 (1-1½-2-2½-3) ins [2.5 (2.5-4-5-6-7.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Break yarn.
With WS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts and proceed as follows:
1st row:Work appropriate row of Chart I across next 27 (37- 45-57-65-81) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on spare needle. Cont working Chart I until second section of Leg opening measures same length as first section, ending with RS facing for next row. Break yarn.
With WS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts and proceed as follows:
1st row: Rib across 5 (5-7-10-11-11) sts.
Cont in ribbing until third section of Leg opening measures same length as first section, ending with RS facing for next row. Do not break yarn.

Joining row:

Next row: Rib across 5 (5-7-9-10-11) sts. Turn. Cast on 3 (5-6-7-8-9) sts. Turn.Work appropriate row of Chart I across next 27 (37-45-57-65-81) sts. Turn. Cast on 3 (5-6-7-8-9) sts. Turn. Rib across 5 (5-7-9-10-11) sts. 43 (57-71-89-101-121) sts.
Cont working Chart I and rib pat until Body measures 3½ (5½-6½-7½-9-10½) ins [9 (14-16.5-19-23-26.5) cm] from markers, ending with RS facing for next row. Place 2nd set of markers at each end of last row.
Shape stomach opening: Keeping cont of Chart I and rib pat, cast off 6 (7-9-10-12-13) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 31 (43-53-69-77-95) sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row:Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (6-8-9-11-13) times more. 19 (29-35-49- 53-67) sts.

Sizes 1 and 2 only: When Chart I is complete cont even in stocking st with MC until Body measures 7½ (11½) ins [19 (29) cm] from first set of markers, ending with RS facing for next row.

Sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6 only: When Chart I is complete work 25 sts of Chart II to end of chart, between markers placed at end of Chart I.

Sizes 4, 5 and 6 only: When Chart II is complete cont in stocking st with MC, until Body measures (16½-17½- 21½) ins [(42-44.5-54.5) cm] from first set of markers, ending with RS facing for next row.

All sizes: Back Shaping:

1st row: Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 17 (27-33-47-51-65) sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl. 13 (23-29-43- 47-61) sts.
Cast off 2 (3-5-8-10-12) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Leave rem 9 (17-19-27-27-37) sts on a st holder.

Edging:

With RS of work facing, MC and circular needle pick up and knit 28 (42-50-60-68-80) sts down from 2nd set of markers. Knit across 9 (17-19-27-27-37) sts from st holder. Pick up and knit 28 (42-50-60-68-80) sts up to 2nd set of markers. 65 (101-119-147-163-197) sts. Turn.
Knit 4 rows (garter st). Cast off knitways (WS).
Sew centre seam from neckband to 2nd set of markers.

Leg ribbing:

With MC and first double pointed needle pick up and knit 4 (6-6-8-10-12) sts around leg opening.
[With next double pointed needle pick up and knit 4 (6-7-8-10-12) sts] twice. 12 (18-20-24-30-36) sts are now divided on 3 needles. Join in round, placing marker on first st.
Work in rounds of (K1. P1) ribbing for 1 inch [2.5 cm].
Cast off loosely in ribbing.
Rep for 2nd leg opening.

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