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Lena's Miniature Dachshund Dog Sweater

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lena's Miniature Dachshund Dog Sweater
Lena's Miniature Dachshund Dog Sweater
Lena's Miniature Dachshund Dog Sweater
Lena's Miniature Dachshund Dog Sweater Happy Client Lucky and His New Sweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast On
  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • Increase one stitch
  • Bind Off
  • Knit rounds with double pointed needles
  • Pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

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It's very difficult to find sweaters long enough to fit a miniature dachshund. With our little Lena as my muse, I have designed a collection of knitted sweaters and dresses for this adorable breed. This is Lena's "Walk-in-the-Forest" sweater which was inspired by our city's Eucalyptus forest park walking trail. I wanted a sweater that would keep Lena warm and cozy on cool days and chose a color that would look great when she's walking through the forest. Of course you can choose any color you prefer! It's made with worsted weight yarn.

The sweater is a simple knit, using ribbing and the seed stitch. The front and back sections are knitted separately and invisibly seamed together with the mattress stitch (or any stitch you prefer). It boasts a ribbed turtle neck and ribbed bottom edge. The ribbed sleeves are knit in the round with double pointed needles, but if you prefer, you can skip that and instead, single crochet an edging around the arm holes with a crochet hook size F or G.

THANK YOU, BUYER DIANE JULIEN, FOR SENDING ALONG THIS ADORABLE PHOTO OF YOUR DOG "LUCKY" WEARING THE SWEATER YOU MADE WITH MY DESIGN! I'M THRILLED YOU WERE HAPPY WITH THE PATTERN AND THE OUTCOME!

Gauge:

In seed stitch, 4 stitches = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest circumference: 16 inches (fits dog with chest circumference of 15" to 18")
  • Length: 15 inches from nape of neck to just before start of tail
  • NOTE: This sweater will fit any dog with a chest circumference of 15" to 18". Adjust the length to custom fit your dog.

Materials:

  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn
  • 1 pair #8 straight needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • Set of four #6 double pointed needles, or two sizes smaller than straight needle size
  • Tapestry needle
  • Optional: size F or G crochet hook to edge armholes if ribbed sleeve option is not chosen
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I am certified as a Level 1 Master Hand Knitter by The Knitting Guild Association. My grandmother Lena taught me to knit when I was 4 ...

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