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Barkberry Plaid Dog Sweater

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Style Preppy, Classic, Traditional, Cute
Kay Graves on craftsy.com

What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Barkberry Plaid Dog Sweater

Kay Graves on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Four shades of worsted-weight yarn (I used Cascade 220), buckle, US 6 and 7 knitting needles, tapestry needle

Kay Graves on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The chart! I used the wonderful free online chartmaker by Tricksy Knitter, and it worked out beautifully. Also, I really like the construction of this one: It starts with the neckpiece and works down from there. The buckle closure is purely for fun, but it really adds to the "trench coat" feel of the sweater. Also, I love that knitted-on I-cord trim around the edges. This is a personal favorite of mine.

Kay Graves on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you are not the queen of colorwork, do those vertical red lines in duplicate stitch, as I did, rather than trying to use so many colors at a time. This is a great way to practice your colorwork without committing to a huge project. And try it on your dog as you knit it -- you can adjust the sizing as you go along. I got my buckles on Etsy, a great source for hard-to-find trims.

Kay Graves on craftsy.com

such a cutie! would love this pattern..my email is dlob@eircom.net :)

01/05/2014 Flag

Where can I learn to knit lines or graphics like those? Thank you.

01/05/2014 Flag

where do I find your pattern for this project? thank you

02/22/2014 Flag

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/pet/barkberry-dog-sweater--designer-inspired/5422?_ct=iuqhsx-kdyluhiqb-huikbj-fqjjuhd&_ctp=5422

02/28/2014 Flag

where can I get the pattern?

05/14/2014 Flag

Thank you for the link to the pattern. I love your dog sweaters. I am keen to provide my Long Haired Chihuahuas with a new wardrobe.

07/06/2014 Flag