SUNDAY PICNIC Gingham Check Dog Sweater

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SUNDAY PICNIC Gingham Check Dog Sweater Pattern


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Knitting: SUNDAY PICNIC Gingham Check Dog Sweater
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting in the round
  • Color work

Pattern Description:

Oh, what a fine Sunday you and your best friend will have at the puppy dogs' picnic! Spread a checkered cloth and share some yummy treats in the sunshine, in this pretty checked sweater knit in two colors of sport-weight yarn. Worked partly in the round from the neck down, with steeked leg openings.

This knitting pattern, suitable for the intermediate to experienced knitter with color work skills, uses two shades of sport-weight yarn. Recommended: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, a lightweight, machine-washable yarn that is excellent for color work, suitable for year-round wear and soft, soft, soft for baby.

(The sweater in these photos is shown on a dog with 15" chest.)

The pattern includes a chart for the color work pattern and FULL INSTRUCTIONS for steeking the leg openings.


6-1/4 sts = 1 inch in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fits 9.5-10, 12-13, 15-16 or 19-20" chest


  • Sport weight yarn, 1-2 skeins MC, 1 skein CC
  • US 3 circular knitting needles, 16"
  • US 2 DPNs, set of five
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

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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