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Trellis Vines and Pearls for Her Puppy Sweater

Feb 28, 2014
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1. What was the inspiration for submitted pattern?

I am a Certified Professional Dog Groomer and the Owner of a Boarding and Grooming Facility (kennel) in Lexington, Va, I have been grooming over 20 years. I also raise and "SHOW" Pekingese professionally) I have been a knitter for more than 40 years! Like a lot of knitters, I like a smaller project (lap size) to break up the tedious Sweater/Jacket/Hoodie, I might have on sticks. I came to a point where I wanted to knit Christmas Sweaters (about 5 years ago) for my clients as well as my sister (a Pug). The patterns I found were basically knitted tubes with no shaping... arrrrgh!! I decided I could actually fit the physique of a K9 with something a little better. I proceeded to measure every breed on my table for the next few years... Neck/Chest/Length

2. Was the design process smooth or did you run into any struggles? 

Wow, guess what?? I know our four legged family members are our brothers, sisters, children grandchildren......But, they are "shockingly" not built like clothing items meant for 'BABIES': at our favorite box store. Well, I came up with a formula for pooches. After years of measure, knit, swear and fit....(yup, that is a personal quote as far as I know). I guess somebody like Calvin Klein might have beat me to it..LOL)!! Okay, The Lesson really comes in the translation from inspiration to interpretation.

3.What was the most valuable lesson you learned along the way? 

Pattern writers are the most gifted people in the WORLD!! I can knit almost anything, but can I put that in a concise, understandable format that can interpreted and reproduced?

4.What materials are required to complete this pattern? Materials:

1) 200 yards worsted weight yarn Blends and fibres of choice (I used Bernat Waverly in Bitter Rose) - Worsted weight cottons are great for Spring

2) US Size 7 needles

3) US Size 8 DPNS (6 each 8” or 9”)

4) Stitch markers

5) Pony Beads approx. 30 on color of choice if desired for collar trim WARNING - Keep in mind that beads can be a choking hazard for pups that are prone to chewing their gear, but Prissy types can wear the Bling safely! Pups prone to chewing should have the collar knit without the beads.

6) Crochet Hook size D/E or size to pass easily through pony beads

 Trellis Vines for Her

 Materials:

1)      200 yards worsted weight yarn Blends and fibres of choice (I used Bernat Waverly in Bitter Rose) - Worsted weight cottons are great for Spring

2)      US Size 7 needles

3)      US Size 8 DPNS (6 each 8” or  9”)

4)      Stitch markers

5)      Pony Beads approx. 30 on color of choice if desired for collar trim WARNING - Keep in mind that beads can be a choking hazard for pups that are prone to chewing their gear, but Prissy types can wear the Bling safely! Pups prone to chewing should have the collar knit without the beads.

6)      Crochet Hook size D/E or size to pass easily through pony beads

Puppy sweater is knit partially circular.

Gauge:  16 stitches = 4” in stockinette

Finished Dimensions: Sweater will stretch to fit most toy breed  dogs with a chest circumference of  17” to 18” and neck size 9” to 11” , length 13” Some toy Breeds such as Pugs(bigger necks) and Daschunds(longer length) may require more specialized fits.

Terminology:

SSK - ...Slip one stitch as if to knit, slip the next stitch as if to purl, knit the two together through the back loops.

K2tog – knit two together

LI1Lifted increase, lift the stitch below the stitch on the left needle and knit it then knit (or Purl) the stitch above as rib pattern requires

B1 – Bead 1, Load Pony Bead or Decorative Button on crochet hook, Slip stitch to be beaded purl wise with hook and pull yarn thru bead replace yarn on left (working needle) and knit normally.

Back

With size 7 straight needles cast on 57 stitches and work rib pattern as follows  for 1 ½”, increasing one stitch in next to last stitch on last wrong side row.

RIB PATTERN:

Row 1: (RS) P1, *K across* to last stitch P1

Row2: (WS) K1, *P1, K1* Repeat to end

 

With Right side facing and 58 stitches, with US size 8 needles,  work following Trellis Pattern Rows 1 thru 8, 3 times ending WS row 8.

Trellis Pattern:  Straight Needles

Row 1: (RS) P1(edge stitch), P2, *K4, P2 rep from* to last stitch, P1

Row 2: (WS) K1(edge stitch), K2, *P4, K2 rep from* to last stitch, K1

Row: 3: Rep Row 1

Row 4: Rep Row 2

Row 5: P1(edge stitch), K3,  P2,*K4, P2 rep from* to last 4 sts, K3, P1

Row 6: K1(edge stitch), P3, K2, *P4, K2 rep from* to last 4 sts, P3, K1

Row 7: Rep Row 5

Row 8: Rep Row 6

 

These 8 Rows form Trellis Pattern

Chest Addition

Ending with wrong side Row turn work and cable cast on 11 stitches (TOTAL 61 sts.) Switch to Size 8 DPNs ( Spacing sts across 5 needles, as you go) working as follows P1, K 9, P1, place marker to separate chest section) , work across 58 sts. Row 1 Trellis  Circular Pattern, place marker join at chest section and begin working in the round.   This will be Chest section  Row 2, Slip marker at end of chest section and begin BACK  Trellis Circular Pattern Row 2.  Beginning of each Round will be at the Chest section with all Odd  Number chest  Rows Corresponding with Odd Row Back Trellis Pattern.

Odd number Rows: (RS) P1, *K across* to last stitch, P1

Even number rows 2 and 4: (WS)  P1, *K1, P1* Rep to end, P1

On Even Row Chest section Row 6 P1,  K1, LI1, P1 *K1, P1* last 2 stitches, LI1, K1, P1

Continue doing a lifted  increase on every third stitch from beginning and end of every even row incorporating the new stitches into the rib pattern. Increase until you have 19 stitches between markers.

 

Trellis Circular Pattern

Rows 1 thru 4: P3, *K4, P2 rep from* to last stitch, P1

Rows 2 thru 8:  P1, K3,  P2,*K4, P2 rep from* to last 4 sts, K3, P1

 

Continue working Chest Section and Back Section in the Round,  repeating Rows 1 thru8, TWICE and 1 thru 4 once. 

Finish working  Even Number Row 4

 Remove marker and begin Divide for leg openings

 

Divide For Leg Openings

 (Chest and Back sections will be worked Straight once more.)

Begin working   odd number Row 1 Chest section Turn and work even number Row 2 back. Continue  working  Chest Rib Pattern for 5 rows, as follows;

 Chest RIB PATTERN: Flat

Rows 1: (RS) P1, *K across* to last stitch P1

Row 2: (WS) K1, *P1, K1* Repeat to end

Row 3: rep Row 1

Row 4: rep Row 2

Rows 5: (RS) rep Row 1

Row 7 and all odd rows: (RS) P1, SSK *K across* to last  3sts, K2tog, P1

Rows , 8 & 12:  K1, P2 *K1, P1* Rep to last three stitches, P2, K1

Rows 10 & 14:  K1, *P1, K1* Repeat to end

 

Continue decreases every odd Row until  you have 11 sts remaining. Work even until Chest piece measures 5 1/2”. Finish with a wrong side Row.  When you begin decreases remember to maintain the integrity of the Rib Pattern keeping decreases in mind.

 

Break off Yarn and attach to back section Right Side Facing. Beginning with Row 5 Trellis Pattern for Straight Needles, work Rows 5 thru 8 once and Rows 1 thru 8 once.

Join Back in the Round

Work across Row 1 place marker join to chest and  pattern across Chest Rib pattern RS Odd Row. Place marker at end of Row and join to back section.

Continue working Circular instructions keeping continuity of pattern decreasing every  RS odd row of chest panel  (See row 5 above)until 3 stitches remain at chest section. Purl the first and last Purl stitches of each section together   You will have1 stitch remaining from center panel for a total of 59 sts..

Continue working these 59 stitches in the round until you  finish  the next even Row 4 Trellis Pattern.

 

Collar

Knit next Row around decreasing evenly (K2tog) for a total of 44 sts.(for 9” to 10” neck) or 48 sts. (10.5” to 11.5” neck)

 

Beaded Instructions:

Row 1: * K1, P1* rep to end

Row 2: *K1 *B1, K3* to last 3 sts., B1, K2

Row 3 : Rep Row 1

Row 4: *K3, B1* Rep to end

Row 5: Rep Row 1

Row6:  *K1 *B1, K3* to last 3 sts., B1, K2

Row 7: Rep Row 1, Binding Off  in Pattern

 

Bead  Free Collar Instructions:

 Rows 1, 3, 5: * K1, P1* rep to end

Rows 2, 4, 6: *k to end*

Row 7: Rep Row 1, Binding Off  in Pattern

 

 

 

Finishing Leg Sleeves

 Using Size 8 DPN’s (I use 3 for sts and one for working needle) Beginning at chest/Back under arm , Pick up 28 stitches evenly around Leg Hole opening.

All ROWS:  K1, P1 Rib

Rep  every row for desired Length. I prefer 1”to 1 ½”

Bind off in Pattern

 

Weave in all Loose ends…….     ENJOY!


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