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CHRISTMAS TREES Dog Sweater Pattern


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Knitting: CHRISTMAS TREES Dog Sweater
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting
  • Color work (fair isle)
  • Optional beading

Pattern Description:

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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fits dogs with 10, 13, 16 or 18" chest


  • Five shades of worsted-weight yarn
  • US 6 and 7 knitting needles
  • US 6 double-point needles
  • Tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional beads
  • Optional fabric for neck lining
  • Optional button for neck

About Designer

About Designer

Kay Graves on

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 ...

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