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Project

Barkberry Plaid Dog Sweater

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.

What you will need

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

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