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Jo Storie on craftsy.com
Scottish Borders, UK

I've been involved in knitting for many years, having graduated with a first class degree in knitted textiles from the Scottish College of Textiles.

My early career saw me working as a knitwear ...

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This is an easy pattern which requires you to work basic stitches, including a classic cable and has very simple shaping and finishing.

Pattern Description:

A classic cable dog sweater

"An incredibly simple shape that once mastered will have you knitting dog coats for all your friends." - Jo Storie

Sizes available - chest to fit:
Size 1 (small) - 35.5-46cm (14-18in)
Size 2 (medium) - 46-56cm (18-22in)

Our model and namesake is a Jack-a-poo and he is wearing size 1

Finished measurements approx:
Chest at widest:
Size 1 (small) - 44cm (17in)
Size 2 (medium) - 54cm (21in)

Length from nape of neck to bottom:
Size 1 (small) - 31cm (12.25in)
Size 2 (medium) - 41cm (16.25in)

Ability: Easy

Skills required
This is an easy pattern which requires you to work basic stitches, including a classic cable and has very simple shaping and finishing.

Suggested yarn
Rowan 'Big' 100% Merino Wool Roving - 1 ball = approx 80m/87yds (100g). You could use any super chunky weight yarn. When substituting yarn always do a tension swatch before beginning your work.

Yarn weight: Super Chunky (US Super Bulky) weight / 5-6wpi

Amount of yarn
You will need (approx):
Size 1= 80m / 87yds = 1 X 100g balls of Rowan 'Big wool'
Size 2 = 160m / 174yds = 2 X 100g balls of Rowan 'Big wool'

Shade = Linen

Gauge:

10.5 sts x 11.5 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in cable and rib pattern using 12mm (US17) needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • See pattern description for sizes.

Materials:

  • See main details for yarn information.

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair each of 9mm (US 13) and 12mm (US 17) straight needles
  • a cable needle and a tapestry needle for sewing.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan 'Big' 100% Merino Wool Roving

Colorway:

Linen


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