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Knitted Dog Sweater in the round "Wooly Bully"
Created By: Abigail L Van Buren
Pattern Source: other:

I was inspired to make a sweater for my Pit Bull knitted in the round. I can not stand stitching pieces up after knitting them and a dog sweater is more like a tube anyway. The problem I ran into is that because of his unusual body shape I had to tailor the pattern as I went along. Fitting it to him as I knitted. I also wanted the wool and sweater to look masculine since he is a male.

I began with a simple ribbing and increased for the chest. Then I went to a plain knit stitch. I simply bound off for the arms and then re joined to continue knitting in the round when I saw the arm holes would be big enough. The belly panel must be decreased in order to keep it tight against the body and from being soiled. Ribbing in this area helps keep it up out of the way. Ribbing was also repeated at the base of the sweater past the belly panel to keep in form with the neck ribbing.

I did not use a pattern but rather my own knowledge of knitting and simply made it up as I went along. There are still amendments to be made to the pattern I created but I think it came out pretty good this first time. One of the main factors was fitting it on Frankie as I went along. I do not like a loose dog sweater.

Lion Brand has excellent wool at a great price. I still have plenty left over to make another "revised" sweater. So have fun and create something unique with Lion Brand!

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