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Easy Quick Dog Sweater! Pug Sweater :)

Pug Sweater

Yay!!! Rosie’s first homemade sweater is finished!!!!  A super easy “Pug Sweater.” I used a pattern from the “Posh Pooches” kit, which Simon gave to me for Christmas.  I like all of the designs in the book, which is rare.  This is the “Super-Warm Bulky Sweater” pattern, which I modified to fit RoRo’s body.  Her measurements are approx:  base of neck to tail 12″, chest (under front legs and around neck) 17.5″ Rosie is about 15 lbs.  For this pattern, her size which is an 18, according to the book, was not included, so I had to modify the design.   I did this by just eyeballing it.  My modifications: Cast on 20 stitches.  Repeat beginning row patterns 5 times.  Work for 7″ for back.  Purl 3 for arm holes and adjust number for arm hole pattern.  Work for another 5 (6) inches for chest. Work neck ribbing for 6 inches (or in my case until you are out of yarn.)  I think this is a great first sweater to knit and a beginner can definitely do this.  It only took one skein, which I bought from Michaels but you can order online at JoAnnes for $6.99.  It is Patons “Rumor” alpaca blend called Hibiscus Heather… which is a mix of colors, wine, plum, and heather fibers.  I used US size 15 needles, which the book calls for.  When I knit this again, I am going to knit the chest panel for another inch which would be the (6) above, and for the neck, I would decrease a few stitches to make the ribbing tighter… Maybe by 4-6 stitches.  Success!!!!!!!!!



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