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Barkberry Plaid Dog Sweater

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Style Classic, Preppy, Cute, Traditional
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

I would love to have some of these patterns as I have been knitting for a number of years for a dog rescue group to help them raise money. May I have some help in how to obtain these patterns, please?

11/04/2014 Flag

so cute! my doggie hates the ones with sleeves so i love that this one has open arm holes (er, leg holes?)

11/26/2014 Flag

That looks beautiful! Your model is adorable as well.

03/02/2015 Flag

This is my favorite doggie sweater.

02/04/2016 Flag

Great sweater, and the model is a knockout!

09/13/2016 Flag