Skeins (3.5 oz.) worsted weight
needles size: 7 and 8 (American). 2 cable needles
1" D-rings (optional)
sts= 2.75 inches in cable panel
20 sts= 3.75 inches in trinity stitch
Length= 26 inches or as adjusted for your dog
Sl 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front, sl next st to a 2nd
cable needle and hold to back, k next 2 sts, p1 from back cn,
k2 from front cn
Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold to back, k next 2 sts, sl p st from
cn and p1, k2 from cn
stitch: (multiple of 4 sts) Preparation row (wrong side): Purl
Rows 1 and 3 (right side) Purl
Row 2: *[k1, p1, k1] in same st, p3 tog; rep from * to end.
Row 4: *P3 tog, [k1, p1, k1] in same st; rep from * to end.
Repeat rows 1-4 for trinity st.
Panel: (over 20 sts)
Row 1 and all WS rows: P1, k2, [p2, k1] 4 times, p2, k2, p1
Row 2: K1, p2, [k2, p1] 4 times, k2, p2, k1.
Row 4: K1, p2, k2, [p1, FC] twice, p2, k1.
Row 6: Rep. row 2
Row 8: K1, p2, [BC, p1] twice, k2, p2, k1.
Repeat rows 1-8 for cable panel.
larger needles, cast on 142 sts. Beg pats--Row 1 (WS): P1 (edge
st: keep in stockinette st), work cable panel over 20 sts, [trinity
st over 20 sts, capel panel over 20 sts] 3 times, p1 (edge st,
keep in St st).
in pattern established until piece measures 26 inches from beg
or desire length. End with a WS row. (to determine size for your
dog, measure from base of neck to base of tail).
50 sts, join 2nd skein of yarn and bind off center 42 sts, work
to end. Working both sides at once, bind off from each neck edge
9 times, AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st at each outher edge (working inc
sts into St st) ever 6th row 4 times --(36) sts each side. Work
even until neck depth measures 7.5 inches or desired length, end
with a wrong side row. NOTE: Try on sweater before reaching 7.5
inches: work longer if necessary to make front edges almost meet
(1" or less). Or, shorten front edges if necessary. Bind
off 36 sts each side for front edge.
larger needles, cast on 28 sts. Begin pats -- Row 1: (WS) P2 (stockinette
sts for edge), work trinity st over 24 sts, p2. Continue in pat
as established until pieve measure 16 inches from beginning, or
desired length. Bind off.
With RS facing, using smaller needles, pick up on all 3 edges
of body (sides and cast-on edges), 4 sts for every 5 rows, 3 sts
for every 4 cast-on sts. K1 row (WS), p1 row, bindoff knitwise
on last row. Work trim in the same way on 3 sides of belly band
(two long sides and cast-on edge). Note: Use circular needle,
or pick up along edges in three pieces and then sew together the
ends. There are too many stitches to pick up in one piece as directed.
Place marker 3 inches down from front edge bind-off on each inner
neck edge. With RS facing and smaller needles, begin at right
marker, pick up 89 sts evenly along neck edge to other marker.
Next row: Work in K1, p1 rib over 42 sts, make 5 st buttonhole
at center back neck (bind off 5 sts), rib to end. In next row,
cast on 5 sts opposite bound off sts. Rib until collar measures
4 inces, then bind off. Work trim on remaining neck edge not covered
RS facing and smaller needles pick up 35 sts evenly spaced along
right front edge. Work in K1, p1 rib for 1 inch. Bind off in rib.
Work same on other side, working 3 buttonholes, evenly spaced.
Sew on buttons.
on 9 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 32 inches. Bind off. Sew center
of belt to trimmed edge of belly band, along ridge formed by picked
up sts. Sew untrimmed edge of belly band to the center of the
bottom of the front extension, with the buttons closed. Sew D-rings
on ends of belt, or use velcro, or you can tie the belt if you
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