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ohhellojanie
« on: July 19, 2007 11:44:41 PM »

Hello!

I'm trying to make a dog sweater (more like a vest) but the patterns I've seen are too complicated for my knitting experience level.  I'm wondering if you all think it would be possible to knit one entirely in the round, with long buttonholes instead of shaped leg holes.  Could it work?  What other modifications would you suggest?

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007 07:40:45 AM »

Yes, it would be possible.  Though probably uncomfortable for the dog.  Why not knit a wide rectangle and then a skinny one and then sew them together, leaving holes where the legs would go thru?  That's simple.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007 10:15:03 PM »

Hello!

I'm trying to make a dog sweater (more like a vest) but the patterns I've seen are too complicated for my knitting experience level.  I'm wondering if you all think it would be possible to knit one entirely in the round, with long buttonholes instead of shaped leg holes.  Could it work?  What other modifications would you suggest?

Thanks!
Knitting for Dogs has a pattern called "Feral Fair Isle" that is knit in the round. You could easily make it without the fair isle part if you wanted. It is knit in the round until you reach the armholes (legholes, whatever  Wink) and then the part that's over the back of the dog is worked back and forth while the tummy stitches are on a spare needle. Then the tummy part is worked back and forth (on a separate set of needles) and then the two are rejoined after the armpits in the round again. I hope that made some sense, I can try to explain it better if not. I've never made it personally though, I just have a copy of it, so I can't vouch for how good of a pattern it is, though it is a pretty general, custimizable dog sweater. You might want to check it out at the library or something and see if it's what you're looking for.
http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Dogs-Irresistible-Patterns-Favorite/dp/0743270169/ref=sr_1_2/104-2369821-4999145?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185598418&sr=8-2
Here's a picture of the copy I have. It's not the best pic because the sweater is white so it doesn't show up well, but at least you get an idea of the shape.
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