As a child I made crude doll clothes, crafted houses for baby frogs I had captured (!), wove potholders and made stained glass "art" at camp. I have a funny little sweater vest I made my Betsy McCall ...
As a child I made crude doll clothes, crafted houses for baby frogs I had captured (!), wove potholders and made stained glass "art" at camp. I have a funny little sweater vest I made my Betsy McCall doll -- basically just a small rectangle that I forced her arms through to make it a cardi. I spent hours as a little girl watching and "helping" my great-grandmother sew clothes at her old-fashioned treadle Singer. My grandmother on the other side filled her house with homemade kitsch, from paint-by-numbers landscapes to crocheted toilet paper covers. In fact, when Grandmother Rose died, in her 90s, after a trip to Wal-mart to buy yarn, she was buried holding her crochet hook and the latest piece she had been working on. I hope they'll do the same for me.View all patterns by designer (14) »
This one is completely over-the-top! Beads, bobbles and fair isle Christmas trees and holly make the wearer of this sweater one haut dog.
This fair isle knitting pattern, suitable for the experienced knitter and extreme little-dog-lover, uses five shades of worsted-weight yarn, size US 6 and 7 straight or circular needles plus size 6 circular needles and DPNs, and has a finished chest measurement of approximately 10-12, 13-14, or 17-18".
(The sweater in these photos is shown on a dog with 16" chest, and is made in the middle size, which stretches to fit. It is knit with Cascade 220 and Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride yarn.)
The pattern includes a chart for the fair isle pattern.
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5 sts = 1" in stockinette stitch on size 7 needles