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Knitted Dog Jackets

Make this special little jacket for your "kid" for winter!

Your "clipped-off" kids will appreciate one of these little numbers
in the cold winter months.

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Pattern courtesy of Australian Country Spinners (03) 9380 3888
Cleckheaton Machinewash 8ply Crepe (50g balls):
Main Colour (MC): 2 (3, 3, 4) balls. Contrast Colour (CC): 1 (1, 2, 2) ball/s.
One pair each 3.25mm (No 10) and 4.00mm (No 8) knitting needles.
One 3.50mm crochet hook or the required size to give correct tension.
Two stitch-holders
Knitters needle (for sewing seams and embroidery)

This item has been designed at a tension of 22 stitches and 30 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch, using 4.00mm needles.


Using 3.25mm needles and CC, cast on 51 (57, 63, 69) stitches.
1st row. K2, *P1, K1, rep from * to last stitch, K1.
2nd row. K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows twice.
Change to 4.00mm needles MC **
Work 2 rows stocking stitch.
Shape back. Note. When turning take yarn under needle and onto other side of work, sl next stitch onto right hand needle, take yarn under needle and back to original position, sl stitch back onto left hand needle, then turn and proceed as instructed. This avoids holes in work.
1st and 2nd rows. Work to last 12 stitches, turn.
3rd and 4th rows. Work to last 10 stitches, turn.
5th and 6th rows. Work to last 8 stitches, turn.
7th and 8th rows. Work to last 6 stitches, turn.
9th and 10th rows. Work to last 4 stitches, turn.
11th and 12th rows. Work to last 2 stitches, turn.
13th row. Knit to end.
Cont in stocking stitch across all stitches, beg with a purl row, until longest point measures 36 (36, 38, 38) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.
Leave stitches on a stitch holder.

Work as given for Back to **.
Work 16 rows stocking stitch.
Shape front. Cast off 7 stitches at beg of next 2 rows … 37 (43, 49, 55) sstitches.
3rd row. K1, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1.
4th row. Purl.
Rep 3rd and 4th rows 4 (6, 8, 10) times … 27 (29, 31, 33) stitches.
Work 34 (30, 30, 26) rows stocking stitch. Leave stitches on stitch holder.

Back side edgings
With right side facing, using a 3.25mm needles and CC, knit up 91 (91, 97, 97) stitches evenly along side edge of Back, include lower band.
Work 7 rows rib as given for Back, beg with a 2nd row.
Cast off loosely in rib.

Front side edgings
With right side facing, using 3.50mm hook and CC, work 2 rows dc evenly along side edges of Front, include lower band. Fasten off.

Polo Collar
With right side facing, using 3.25mm needles and CC, knit across stitches from front stitch holder, knit up 6 stitches across Back Side Edging, knit across stitches from Back stitch holder, then knit up 6 stitches across other Back Side Edging … 90 (98, 106, 114) stitches.
1st row. K2, *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st row 30 (30, 36, 36) times.
Cast off loosely in rib.

To make up
Using Knitting-Stitch and CC, embroider "DOG" from Graph to Back, positioning as illustrated above, noting to centre embroidery across work, placing first row approximately 13cm from cast-on edge. Join Collar seam, reversing seam for last half of Collar. Fold Collar onto right side. Place Front Side Edgings underneath Back Side Edgings at base of collar and slip-stitch for 1cm to hold in position.
Position Front cast-on edge approximately 13cm from Back cast-on edge. Stitch edge of Front Side Edgings (from cast-on edge to beg for Front shaping) to knit-up row on Back Side Edgings (so that seam does not show on right side of work).
Key for Knitting St embroidery, worked across 29 stitches:
= MC- Stocking St fabric
= CC - 'Knitting St' embroidery


An easy to make and very comfortable polo neck knitted coat.

Size 35cm or 40cm
(Pattern may also be adapted to 30cm by reducing stitches.)

Using 3.25 needles and 8ply wool ( 3 balls) cast on 86(94) stitches.

1st row: K2 P2
2nd.row: K2 P2
Continue working in rib until there are 21 rows.
22nd row: Increase 6(10) stitches evenly across first 62 (62) stitches.
23rd row: Rib first 24 (32) stitches and leave on stitch holder.
Change to 4.00 needles and knit across remaining 68 (72) stitches.
24th row: Purl

Continue in stocking stitch until there are 52 (78) rows from completion of band.
Next row: Decrease at each end of next and every alternate row 9 (8) times in all until there are 50 (56) stitches.
Next row: Decrease at each end of every row 8 (10) times until there are 34 (36 stitches.
Cast off.

Using 3.25 needles pick up 24 (32) stitches from stitch holder.
Cont. working in rib until there are 78 (88) rows from beginning of work. Cast off loosely in rib.

To make up: With right side facing join rib at neck. Fold neckband outwards and loosely stitch in place. Join edges of chest panel to body of jacket starting at (52nd (62nd) row of stocking stitch on body of jacket and working back towards neckband for 24 (30) rows.

(Pattern maybe adapted to cable, moss stitch, multiple colours or pattern of choice)

Basket weave pattern is also very effective. (6 plain 6 purl repeated) for 6 rows then alternate – 6 purl 6 plain for 6 rows.

Pattern courtesy of Sheryll Prowse 

Happy knitting!





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