Hi there! One of my biggest wishes for Christmas last year was warm clothes and I was lucky because it was clear that my family had got it. It’s so nice to have good and warm clothing so you can go outside, even in the cold without freezing. The fresh air is amazing and my dog loves to be out in the snow. It get’s cold even with fur for my little Maya and therefore I wanted to knit a sweater so she can keep the heat and still play for hours outside.
Back length: about 40 cm
150 g SandnesGarn Alpha
Double pointed needle # 10
Circular needle 40 cm # 10
Cast on 56 stitches on double pointed needle size 10. Knit rib (K2, P2) for 9.5 cm (=neck). Change to circular needle size 10, and knit one round in stockinette while increasing 6 stitches evenly. When the work measures 15 cm split the piece for the forelegs as follows: Bind off 1 stitch, put 14 stitches on a stitch holder, bind off 1 stitch, then knit stockinette working back and forth on needle over the remaining stitches. When the work measures a total of 22 cm put stitches on a stitch holder. Put the stitches from underneath the stomach back on the needle and continue to work as long as the back piece. Then we put all the stitches back on the needle and cast on 1 new stitch on each side of the stomach piece. When the work measures a total of 33 cm bind off 16 stitches mid underneath the stomach. Continue working back and forth while bind 2 stitches off at the beginning of each row until work measures 40 cm. Pick then up stitches around the binding off edge so the total number of stitches are approx. 64 stitches. Knit rib (K2, P2) for 4 cm before you bind off loosely K over K and P over P.
Pick up approx. 32 stitches on double pointed needles size 10 around one of openings for the legs. Knit rib (K2, P2) for 6 cm. Bind off loosely with K over K and P over P. Repeat for the other opening.