Friday, January 21, 2011

Side Button Dog Sweater

I decided to add another dog sweater to my repertoire.

It's such a pain in the butt to get a pullover sweater on my twitchy jumpy little chihuahua... I figured a side button sweater would be ideal. It's not too terribly cold in AZ in the winter so I also figured a "medium coverage" sweater would be good too.

Soooo... drumroll please......



Here it is. My Side Button Dog Sweater.


*I haven't tested this pattern for the larger sizes yet, so please let me know if you find errors!*
 

This pattern was written for my 4lb chihuahua (medium sized small dog, medium large small dog).

CO 25 (35/45)


*k1,p1* rib for 1 (2,2) inches


RS- k1,p1, k across to last two stitches, p1,k1


WS- p1,k1, p across to last two stiches, k1,p1


Repeat for 2 (3,4) inches


RS- k1,p1, k across to last two stitches, p1,k1, cast on 35 (45,55) stitches at end of row for side panel..



WS- p1,k1 across side panel stitches and p across body stitches to last two stitches, k1,p1.


RS- k1,p1, k across body to last two stitches, p1, k1,   *k1, p1* rib across side panel.

WS- *p1,k1* rib across side panel stitches, p1,k1,  p across body stitches to last two stitches, k1,p1.


RS- k1,p1, k across (body and side panel) to last four stitches. Bind off 2 stitches (or use preferred buttonhole method), p1, k1

WS- p1,k1, cast on 2 stitches, p across to last two stitches, k1,p1.

RS- k1,p1, k across, p1,k1

WS- p1,k1, p across, k1, p1

repeat for 2.5/3.5/4.5 inches.

RS- k1,p1, k across (body and side panel) to last four stitches. Bind off 2 stitches (or use preferred buttonhole method), p1, k1

WS- p1,k1, cast on 2 stitches, p across to last two stitches, k1,p1.

RS - k1, p1, k across body, *p1, k1* across side panel

WS- *p1, k1* across side panel, k across body until last 2 stitches, k1, p1


RS - k1, p1, k across body, *p1, k1* across side panel

WS- bind off side panel (follow rib pattern with bind off), p1, k1, p across body to last 2 stitches, k1, p1

RS- k1,p1, k across to last 2 stitches, p1,k1

WS- p1,k1, p across to last 2 stitches, k1, p1

RS- *k1 p1* across, cast on 15, 25, 35

WS- *p1, k1* across

Continue with *k1 p1* rib for 1 (2, 2) inches

RS- k1, p1 across to last four stitches, bind off 2, k1, p1

WS- P1, k1, cast on 2, *p1, k1* across

Continue for 2 (2, 4) inches and bind off.

Sew buttons on right side edge to match with button holes

The end!




And just in case you have a miniature camel in your house...this sweater works for those too! (my daughter the future zookeeper decided that the stuffed camel needed this sweater more than our chihuahua did...who can argue with that face?)





15 comments:

Dee said...

I think you need to knit a second sweater. LOL

Very cute, especially when modeled by a camel.

Knifty Thrifty said...

Thank you Dee!

and yea... I am knitting the camel his own sweater. Ru decided that Abu wanted a green sweater.

Sandra La Knitalian said...

LOVE! Now, to figure for a 24" chest (Standard Poodle) Thanks for sharing!

Hugz,
Sandra, aka Stella☆MHorses

Rachel said...

Do you have a suggested needle size or gauge? A woman I work with has a chihuahua and she asked me to knit a sweater for it, so I'm scoping patterns.

angos said...

what is the gauge of this sweater.
want to make some for a friend of mine.

Avril said...

I have 2 side button dog sweaters, I found them on-line, but yours is just gorgeous. I'm sure this will work for bigger dogs too.

Anonymous said...

I just finished this for a lovely little chihuahua in my family. I looked everywhere and this is the best and easiest pattern and I love the buttons! no having to wrestle ;-)

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Terri Lynne's Creations said...

Wondering if you got this configured for your standard? I would like to make for my standard.

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