"PUNCHINELLO" DOG SWEATER KNITTING PATTERN 147 A and B
Directions are for 18-inch length. to 24-inch length ( 24-inch length is in parentheses)
MATERIALS: 4 Ply worsted yarn, Art.
Sweater A: 5 skeins (1 oz. Skeins) for 18-inch length; 6 skeins for 24-inch length.
Sweater B: 5 skeins for 18-inch length; 6 skeins for 24-inch length
Knitting Needles 1 pair No. 3 (3 mm. size) and 1 pair No. 4 (3 1/2 mm. size).. .
Double-pointed Needles, 1 set No. 3 (3 mm. size). . . .
Crochet Hook No. 5. . . .
Few yards of multicolored yarn for Sweater A. . . .
7 large beads and few yards of gold thread for Sweater B.
GAUGE: 6 sts make 1 inch; 7 rows make 1 inch.
Starting at tail edge with No. 3 knitting needles, cast on 44 (52) sts. Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 2 rows. Still working in ribbing, inc 1 st at both ends of next row and every other row until there are on needle 56 (68) sts.
Change to No. 4 knitting needles and work in stockinette st (knit 1 row, purl I row) until piece measures in all 17 (22) inches.
Break off and place sts on a double-pointed needle to be worked later for Collar.
GUSSET . . . With No. 4 knitting needles, cast on 32 (38) sts.
Work in stockinette st, decreasing 1 st at both ends of every 6th (8th) row until 20 (26) sts remain. Place a marker.
Work without decreasing until piece measures in all 7 (10) inches.
Place a marker.
Still working in stockinette st, dec 1 st at both ends of every 3rd row until there remain 4 (10) sts.
On 24-inch Size Only: Dec 1 st at both ends of every other row until 4 sts remain.
Place these 4 sts onto the same double-pointed needle where the 56 (68) sts are.
Divide sts among 3 needles and work in rnds of k 2, p 2 for Collar until piece measures 5 (5 1/2) inches from first rnd of ribbing. Bind off loosely in ribbing.
Sew Gusset in place, leaving the space between markers on both sides free for front legs. With crochet hook make a row of sc along back and leg openings.
Sweater A: Fringe .. . Cut 2 strands of multicolored yarn each 5 inches long. Fold strands in half to form loop, insert hook to any place of last rnd of Collar, pull loop through, draw ends through loop and pull up tightly. Make Fringe all around last rnd of Collar, using as many colors as desired. Trim ends evenly.