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Lena's Miniature Dachshund Dog Dress


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Lena loves to go to Yappy Hour at our nearby Ritz Carlton and when a Howl-o-ween Contest was scheduled for October, we knew our beautiful Lena had to enter the "Most Glamorous" category. I designed "Lena's Ballroom Dancing Contestant Dress" with a gold beaded neckline. She was a sensation! The dress is an easy knit for advanced beginner or intermediate knitters. Craft beads are knit into the neck and the front and back sections are worked separately, then sewn together. No sleeves needed, since this is a sleeveless ball gown! Just a single crochet around the armholes and unseamed side edges complete the look. Your little ballroom dancer will look beautiful in her dress too, so give my design a try. I think you'll have a great time knitting this dress! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on, knit, purl, increase one stitch, bind off "Make 1 stitch" Pick up stitches Single crochet GAUGE In Stockinette Stitch, 4 stitches = 1 inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Chest circumference: 16 inches (fits dog with chest circumference of 15" to 18") NOTE: This sweater will fit any dog with a chest circumference of 15" to 18". Adjust the length to custom fit your dog. Length: 15 inches from nape of neck to just before start of tail

Supplies Needed

  • 2 skeins worsted weight yarn (about 340 yds/312m)
  • 2 skeins eyelash glitter yarn (about 80 yds/70m)
  • 1 pair #8 straight needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge

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Lenas's Legacy Hand Knits
Lenas's Legacy Hand Knits
Follow my blog at: 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 years old and told me that a lifetime of knitting pleasure was her legacy to me. I love to design and knit and enter my work in competitions. I've won numerous awards and ribbons over the years and that's a lot of fun, but the greatest pleasure is the actual creative process. I specialize in Beginner and Intermediate level designs that teach new skills and promote excitement for the art that is Knitting. I think new knitters should have the opportunity to work with a well-written design that reinforces their current skills, teaches them new skills and gets a "WOW, you made that?!!?" response when showing off their completed project.