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« on: October 20, 2007 06:46:00 AM »

I'm making the Howl dog sweater and am using the bulky yarn as stated in the book for the body but a regular yarn (can't think of the right word) for the cowl. I was wondering if there would be a way to make the neck tighter because my dog has a skinny neck and I'd like it to keep the wind from going down the front if possible. I did the cowl with 3 strands of the "regular" yarn and it came out straight from the body. I ripped it back out cuz I'd like it to taper in more like a turtleneck. Any suggestions? I was wondering if using only 2 strands of yarn or even a single strand would make it smaller or should I just space out the picked up stitches more?
Thanks for any suggestions!
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007 04:10:30 PM »

Well, it took 4 tries but I finally made a neck that works. I used smaller needles and did a 2x2 ribbing and decreased a few rows. Here is the finished product. It's a little big still but I'm done! LOL
« Last Edit: October 23, 2007 07:40:03 PM by shellim4 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2007 08:52:23 PM »

I love it!  I'm planning to do this pattern for my two, and I really like the collar you did on it.  Great job!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007 10:10:55 AM »

I did this same sweater and I accidently reversed the stockinette for the cowl part.  The end result was a tightly knitted neck that rolled down rather than cowled out and it ended up fitting my puppy better.  You could try it that way if you venture into knitting this again.

Cute dog, he/she sports it well!

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