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Free Knitting Pattern: The Patriot Dog Sweater

Lion Brand« Heartland
Pattern #: L32376
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Small, Medium

To fit dogs about 10-18 (18-29) lb.
Finished Neck Circumference 12 (15) in. (30.5 (38) cm)
Finished Chest 18 3/4 (23 1/2) in. (47.5 (59.5) cm)
Finished Length 20 (23) in. (51 (58.5) cm)


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Color (A)
Heartland

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Color (B)
Heartland

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Color (C)
Heartland

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Heartland
Acadia Denali Glacier Bay Olympic Redwood Grand Canyon Big Bend Mammoth Cave
Sequoia Yosemite Hot Springs Great Smoky Mountains Mount Rainier Katmai Black Canyon Yellowstone
Shenandoah Everglades Joshua Tree Kings Canyon Isle Royale Glacier Bay Tweed Mount Rainier Tweed Black Canyon Tweed
Shenandoah Tweed Everglades Tweed Isle Royale Tweed Acadia Tweed
*Heartland (Article #136). Solids: 100% Acrylic
Tweeds:  94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5oz/142g (251yd/230m)
Tweeds:
4oz/113g (200yd/183m)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  136-113 Heartland Yarn: Redwood
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$ 6.49
Note: (A)
•  136-098 Heartland Yarn: Acadia
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$ 6.49
Note: (B)
•  136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic
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$ 6.49
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9   $ 8.25  
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 8   $ 5.75  
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 9   $ 5.75  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

The Patriot Dog Sweater

Lion Brand« Heartland

GAUGE:

17 sts + 24 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Beaded Rib pattern worked in rnds using larger needles.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
pfb (purl into front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through back of same st – 1 st increased.

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib (worked over even number of sts)
Rnd 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib.

Beaded Rib Pattern worked in rnds (worked over even number of sts)
Rnd 1:
Purl.
Rnd 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for Beaded Rib pattern worked in rnds.

Beaded Rib Pattern worked in rows (worked over even number of sts)
Row 1 (RS):
Purl.
Row 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Beaded Rib pattern worked in rows.

NOTES:

1. Sweater is worked in one piece beg at neck.
2. Piece is worked in the rnd to leg openings, then back and underpiece are worked separately back and forth in rows. When leg openings are complete, underpiece and back are rejoined and worked in the rnd to the lower back. Lower back is worked back and forth in rows.
3. When knitting in the rnd on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles. If you are working with a set of 4 dpns, your sts should be divided among 3 needles. If you are working with a set of 5 dpns, your sts should be divided among 4 needles. The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using – this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical ‘tube’ of knitting.



DOG SWEATER
With smaller double pointed needles (dpns) and A, cast on 52 (64) sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 13 (16) sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Neck Ribbing
With A, work in K1, p1 Rib for 7 rnds.
With B, work in K1, p1 Rib for 7 rnds.
Shape Sweater
Change to larger dpns and A.
Rnds 1 and 2: With A, work rnds 1 and 2 of Beaded Rib pattern worked in rnds.
Rnd 3: With A, pfb, p to last st, pfb – 54 (66) sts.
Rnd 4: With A, pfb, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, kfb – 56 (68) sts.
Rnds 5 and 6: Rep last 2 rnds – 60 (72) sts when all increases have been completed.
Change to B.
Rnds 7 and 8: With B, rep Rnds 3 and 4 – 64 (76) sts.
Rnd 9: With B, pfb, p to last st, pfb – 66 (78) sts.
Rnd 10: With B, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 11: With B, pfb, p to last st, pfb – 68 (80) sts.
Rnd 12: With B, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Note: If the sts no longer fit comfortably on double pointed needles as you work the following reps, change to the larger circular needle.
Change to A. Continue to change color working 6 rnds with A and 6 rnds with B throughout shaping.
Rnds 13-24 (32): Rep last 4 rnds – 80 (100) sts when all increases have been completed.
Divide for Leg Openings
Change to C.
Cut A and B.
Next Rnd: P6 (8), bind off next 4 (6) sts for leg opening, p to last 10 (14) sts, bind off next 4 (6) sts for leg opening, p to end of rnd, remove beg of rnd marker, p6 (8) – 12 (16) sts rem for underpiece.
Underpiece
Note:
The underpiece and back are now worked separately, back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working with straight needles.
Beg with a WS row, work in Beaded Rib pattern worked in rows for 1 1/2 (2) in. (4 (5) cm), end with a WS row.
Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Place underpiece sts on a holder.
Back
Place the 60 (72) back sts on larger circular needle, ready to work a WS row.
Beg with a WS row, work in Beaded Rib pattern until Back measures same as underpiece, end with a WS row.
Join Back and Underpiece Next Rnd (RS): P60 (72) back sts, cast on 4 (6) sts, p12 (16) underpiece sts from holder, cast on 4 (6) sts – 80 (100) sts.
Place marker for beg of rnd.
Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Work in Beaded Rib pattern for 2 in. (5 cm), end with an even-numbered rnd (a k1, p1 rnd).
Shape Back Flap
Next Rnd (RS):
P62 (74), bind off 16 (24) sts, p2, remove beg of rnd marker – 64 (76) sts.
Cut yarn and rejoin at opposite end, ready to work a WS row.
Note: Back flap is now worked back and forth in rows.
Next Row (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Next Row: P2tog, p to last 2 sts, p2tog – 62 (74) sts.
Next Row: *P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Next Row: P2tog, p to last 2 sts, p2tog – 60 (72) sts.
Rep last 4 rows until – 28 (32) sts rem.
Work even in Beaded Rib pattern worked in rows for 3 in. (7.5 cm).
Change to smaller circular needle.
Lower Body Ribbing
From RS and with B, k28 (32) rem back flap sts, pick up and k86 (104) sts evenly spaced down side edge of back flap across underpiece and up other side of back flap – 114 (136) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rnds.
Change to A.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rnds.
Bind off in rib.

FINISHING
Leg Ribbing

From RS with smaller double pointed needles and B, pick up and k26 (34) sts evenly spaced around one leg opening. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rnds.
Change to A.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 rnds.
Bind off in rib.
Rep on opposite leg opening.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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