Size: XS - S - M - L
Chest width: approx. 28/32 - 40/44 - 50/54 - 60/66 cm
Back length: approx. 24/26 - 32/34 - 40/42 - 48/52 cm
Example of dog races:
XS = Chihuahua, S = Bichon Frisé, M = Cocker Spaniel, L = Irish setter.
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
100-100-150-200 g colour no 48, wine red
50-50-50-50 g colour no 01, off white
50-50-50-50 g colour no 33, medium pink
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES (for size XS), CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm for size S and M and 60 cm for size L) SIZE 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 22 sts x 30 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES (all sizes) and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm for size S and M and 60 cm for size L) SIZE 3 mm - rib.
NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
See diagram A.1 (choose diagram for correct size). All rows in pattern are worked in stocking st.
If you're knitting for another dog race than given here, note the distance between the dog's front legs (for example a Dachshund has a longer distance between the front legs than a Cocker Spaniel). The distance can be adjusted by slipping more or fewer sts on the stitch holder mid under belly. In addition the circumference on body can be adjusted by adding or subtracting sts (adjust so that sts fit the repetition) and the back can be worked longer or shorter.
Worked in the round on double pointed needles/circular needle from the neck down. The smallest size is worked on double pointed needles, the other sizes on circular needle.
Cast on 64-92-112-140 sts on double pointed needles/circular needle size 3 mm with wine red. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 6-8-10-12 cm (= neck). Switch to double pointed needles/circular needle size 3.5 mm – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Work 2 rounds in stocking st while AT THE SAME TIME dec 4-2-7-5 sts evenly on 1st round = 60-90-105-135 sts.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING:
Then work pattern according to diagram A.1 (choose diagram for correct size) = 4-6-7-9 repetitions on round.
AT THE SAME TIME on 1st round marked with arrow in diagram (i.e. 1st round with medium pink) inc 4-6-7-9 sts evenly = 64-96-112-144 sts.
When piece measures 4-6-9-12 cm (measured after neck), divide for front legs as follows: Cast off 1 st, work the next 15-15-31-31 sts and then slip them on 1 stitch holder (= under the belly), cast off 1 st, then continue pattern back and forth on needle over the remaining 47-79-79-111 sts (= back piece). AT THE SAME TIME on round marked with arrow and star in diagram (= 1 round with wine red and applies to all sizes except Size XS), adjust no of sts to 47-83-77-107.
When piece measures 10-14-18-22 cm (opening for legs measures approx. 6-8-9-10 cm and adjustment of no of sts should now be done in the 3 largest sizes), slip sts on 1 new stitch holder.
Slip sts from stitch holder under the belly back on needle (= 15-15-31-31 sts) and work pattern over these sts, the same length as on back piece.
Slip all sts on the same needle again and cast on 1 new st in each side between over and under piece = 64-100-110-140 sts. Finish the pattern, then work with wine red until finished measurements.
When piece measures 16-20-25-30 cm work next round as follows: Work 2-0-8-6 sts, cast of the next 13-17-17-21 sts (= mid under belly) and work the rest of row. Then work back and forth on needle - AT THE SAME TIME cast off at the beg of every row in each side as follows: 2 sts 1-3-4-6 times, 1 st 9-8-9-8 times, 2 sts 1-3-4-6 times and 3 sts 1 time = 19-37-37-49 sts remain on needle. Piece measures approx. 30-38-47-56 cm incl the neck.
Slip the remaining sts on double pointed needles/circular needle size 3 mm, pick in addition up sts with wine red around the cast-off edge so that there are 84-112-144-188 sts in total. Work rib = K 2/P 2 for 2½-3-3-3½ cm, then loosely cast off with K over K and P over P.
Pick up 36-44-52-60 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with wine red around one opening for leg. Work rib = K 2/P 2 until leg measures approx. 4-5-6-8 cm, then loosely cast off with K over K and P over P.
Repeat around the other opening.
NOTE: The neck is folded double when worn.
source : dog's jumper