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Topic: Fonzy's Christmas Sweater!  (Read 1359 times)
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« on: January 05, 2013 09:20:30 AM »

Let’s make Fonzy’s sweater!

More info on my blog http://craftycoup.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/fonzys-striped-christmas-sweater/

Materials needed:
2 colors of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Yarn (not a lot. Less than 1/2 a skein each) OR 2 different colors of a super bulky weight yarn. Decide which one will be the main color (MC) and which will be the accent color (AC).
Size 15 (10 mm) knitting needles
Yarn needle (to weave in ends)
Gauge is about 13 sts and 9 rows = 4 in square in stockinette
This pattern fits a smallish dog less than 15 pounds. The finished sweater will be 12-13 inches long and 18ish inches around the chest.
Hint: It helps to have your model nearby to try on the sweater. If you are making it as a gift, try to find a stuffed animal roughly the same length and girth of your beloved recipient.
Back of Fonzy’s sweater:
With MC, cast on 25.
Work K1, P1 ribbing for 4 rows.
Without cutting yarn, switch to AC, work stockinette. Alternate MC and AC after working one row of knit and one row of purl. Continue until the piece measures about 7 inches (or longer depending on the size of the dog).
Begin decrease. On the right side, K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, K1 - 23 stitches.
Continue the stripe pattern stockinette stitch for 3 rows while repeating the decrease every 4th row until you have 15 stitches.
Begin K1, P1 ribbing for 4 rows. Bind off.
Chest of Fonzy’s sweater:
Cast on 11.
With MC, work 4 rows of K1, P1 ribbing.
Without cutting yarn, switch to AC and work the stripe pattern stockinette stitch  until the piece is 4 inches long.
Begin decrease. K1, k2tog, K to last 3 stitches, ssk, K1 – 9 stitches.
Continue the stripe pattern stockinette stitch for 3 rows while repeating the decrease every 4th row until there are 5 stitches left.
Switching to MC, work 4 rows of K1,P1 ribbing. Bind off.
Finishing Fonzy’s sweater:
Starting from the neck edge, sew the chest piece to the back piece just until the ribbing ends. Matching the stripes up, leave a good size opening for the legs (at least 4 inches, however, I like to just sew the ribbing of the chest piece to the edges of the back piece to be absolutely sure those squirmy legs easily fit in there without too much struggle).  Let’s face it, doggie sweaters are really for their humans to look at and fawn over. I don't think they really benefit the little guys much.

Weave in ends. Done!
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013 12:48:43 PM »

This is sooo cute!!

« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013 12:55:19 PM »

Thank you! That little dog is the cutest thing ever and because of it he gets away with being the naughtiest little turdy birdy ever!  Tongue He does inspire me to make more ridiculous little outfits though!
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