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Lion Dog Sweater - XS, S, M/Mini-Doxies


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When friends went to Namibia this summer to see and enjoy the animals, I started to think about lions. Meanwhile, I also started to think about Lena's "Howl-o-ween" costume for the annual Ritz Carlton's "Yappy Hour" party ... and Lena's Lion Dog Sweater was born. I designed the sweater to fit miniature Dachshunds and other small breed dogs. It's knit flat and then seamed and for the Advanced Beginner or Intermediate knitter, it should be a fun and easy knit. I've included special instructions for techniques new knitters may not have tried yet and as with all my designs, I'm here to help with any questions you may have. I want you to have a lot of fun making this sweater for your little "wild animal" and get a stupendous result. By the way, I know Lena's a little girl, but she is my ever patient and tolerant muse and model and she told me she doesn't mind being a little androgynous for "Howl-o-ween." I hope you'll purchase and enjoy my Lion Dog Sweater pattern for dogs sizes Extra Small, Small, Medium and of course, your Miniature Dachshund. THANKS GO TO BUYER LYNN FOR SENDING ME THE ADORABLE PHOTO OF HER SISTER'S DOG COCOA IN THE SWEATER LYNN MADE. WELL DONE, LYNN AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING! ADDED NOTE: On October 25, 2012 Lena won the prize for the "Scariest Costume" at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel's "Yappy Hour Howl-o-ween" event. To go with our scary, ferocious little lion, my husband and I dressed up in Safari gear equipped with pith helmets, cameras and binoculars. Lots of fun and the proceeds for the event went to a local animal shelter. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on, knit, purl, bind off Knit 2 together decrease Make 1 increase (directions included in pattern) Knitted cord (instructions included in pattern) Slip stitch or single crochet Tie a fringe (directions included in pattern) Pick up stitches Knit rounds with double pointed needles GAUGE In stockinette stitch, 4 stitches = 1 inch (2.5 cm), 8 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS XS: Chest circumference 12"/30.5 cm, Length 9"/23 cm - FITS DOG WITH CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE 11"/28 cm TO 13"/33 cm S; Chest circumference 14"/36 cm, Length 11"/33 cm - FITS DOG WITH CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE 13"/33 cm TO 15"/46 cm M: Chest circumference 16"/41 cm, Length 13"/33 cm - FITS DOG WITH CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE 15"/38 cm TO 18"/46 cm Miniature Dachshund: Chest circumference 16"/41 cm, Length 15"/38 cm - FITS MINIATURE DACHSHUND WITH CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE 15"/38 cm TO 18"/46 cm SUGGESTED YARN 200 yards of Worsted weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • Worsted (4-ply) yarn (3 ozs/85 g, 200 yds/180 m)
  • Bulky weight (12 ply) eyelash yarn 1.75 ozs/50 g, 64 yds/58 m, brown
  • Bulky weight (12 ply) eyelash yarn 1.75 ozs/50 g, 64 yds/58 m orange/yellow/gold mix

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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.