Created by: Kay Graves
Project

Barkberry Plaid Dog Sweater

What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Barkberry Plaid Dog Sweater Link to website or photo mysavannahcottage.wordpress.com/patterns-for-sale/ 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. 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.

You Can Make This

Kay Graves made Barkberry Plaid Dog Sweater with:

  • Four shades of worsted-weight yarn (I used Cascade 220)
  • buckle
  • US 6 and 7 knitting needles

Project Description

What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Barkberry Plaid Dog Sweater Link to website or photo mysavannahcottage.wordpress.com/patterns-for-sale/ 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. 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.

Q&A with Kay Graves

jonestebb83695 asked:
seems like I cant download/buy the pattern. Its saying sold and not giving me any options.. ??
Kay Graves answered:
The link is fixed! (I'm new to this Craftsy thingie -- forgive me.)
vodkoffee asked:
How hard would it be to adjust this pattern to fit a small pitbull?
Kay Graves answered:
You can add to the length as much as you want by simply repeating the chart till you get the length you want. The neckpiece can be as long as you want also. As for the girth of the sweater, I think an easy way to make it larger would be to knit a couple of plain tan bands to go on the sides, then sew them to your front and back pieces after you've done the I-cord trim.
deerich1128 asked:
where do I find your pattern for this project? thank you
Kay Graves answered:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/pet/barkberry-dog-sweater--designer-inspired/5422?_ct=iuqhsx-kdyluhiqb-huikbj-fqjjuhd&_ctp=5422

Skill Level

Intermediate

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