Friday, August 12, 2011

Side Button Dog Sweater

I decided to add another dog sweater to my repertoire.

It's such a pain in the butt to get a pullover sweater on my twitchy jumpy little chihuahua... I figured a side button sweater would be ideal. It's not too terribly cold in AZ in the winter so I also figured a "medium coverage" sweater would be good too.

Soooo... drumroll please......



Here it is. My Side Button Dog Sweater.


*I haven't tested this pattern for the larger sizes yet, so please let me know if you find errors!*
 

This pattern was written for my 4lb chihuahua (medium sized small dog, medium large small dog).

CO 25 (35/45)


*k1,p1* rib for 1 (2,2) inches


RS- k1,p1, k across to last two stitches, p1,k1


WS- p1,k1, p across to last two stiches, k1,p1


Repeat for 2 (3,4) inches


RS- k1,p1, k across to last two stitches, p1,k1, cast on 35 (45,55) stitches at end of row for side panel..



WS- p1,k1 across side panel stitches and p across body stitches to last two stitches, k1,p1.


RS- k1,p1, k across body to last two stitches, p1, k1,   *k1, p1* rib across side panel.

WS- *p1,k1* rib across side panel stitches, p1,k1,  p across body stitches to last two stitches, k1,p1.


RS- k1,p1, k across (body and side panel) to last four stitches. Bind off 2 stitches (or use preferred buttonhole method), p1, k1

WS- p1,k1, cast on 2 stitches, p across to last two stitches, k1,p1.

RS- k1,p1, k across, p1,k1

WS- p1,k1, p across, k1, p1

repeat for 2.5/3.5/4.5 inches.

RS- k1,p1, k across (body and side panel) to last four stitches. Bind off 2 stitches (or use preferred buttonhole method), p1, k1

WS- p1,k1, cast on 2 stitches, p across to last two stitches, k1,p1.

RS - k1, p1, k across body, *p1, k1* across side panel

WS- *p1, k1* across side panel, k across body until last 2 stitches, k1, p1


RS - k1, p1, k across body, *p1, k1* across side panel

WS- bind off side panel (follow rib pattern with bind off), p1, k1, p across body to last 2 stitches, k1, p1

RS- k1,p1, k across to last 2 stitches, p1,k1

WS- p1,k1, p across to last 2 stitches, k1, p1

RS- *k1 p1* across, cast on 15, 25, 35

WS- *p1, k1* across

Continue with *k1 p1* rib for 1 (2, 2) inches

RS- k1, p1 across to last four stitches, bind off 2, k1, p1

WS- P1, k1, cast on 2, *p1, k1* across

Continue for 2 (2, 4) inches and bind off.

Sew buttons on right side edge to match with button holes

The end!




And just in case you have a miniature camel in your house...this sweater works for those too! (my daughter the future zookeeper decided that the stuffed camel needed this sweater more than our chihuahua did...who can argue with that face?)



38 comments:

  1. I'm going to give this one a try as soon as my friend gives me the measurements on his pup. Thanks! I'll let you know!

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  2. I don't see where you said what size needles you're using and what weight of yarn.

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  3. I do not see yarn type, weight or needle size either. Could this be given? please

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  4. yarn weight? neede size, yarn type? darling pattern, would love to get started...HELP, please.

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  5. Ravelry post used US 7 needles with Worsted wt. yarn.

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  6. I'm new to knitting, what does RS and WS stand for?

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  7. Gina- RS is Right Side of work and WS is Wrong Side of work.

    If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask!

    Be sure to check out Ravelry (www.ravelry.com) for a ton of great Knitting Resources.

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  8. Could you post your tension please? It would make it easier to sub yarn and alter sizing. Thanks!

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  9. PLEASE HELP ! IN YOUR MOST DARLING SWEATER CREATION , the directions read; "repeat for 2.5/3.5/4.5 inches."
    FROM WHAT POINT PLEASE?
    I am a Gaining-Confidence-Newbie, so I really want to be sure about this.
    I want my little Chesky to look Au Courant this Winter! : )
    Thanks! : D

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  10. Beautiful sweater!
    But please, I need to know WHERE to "repeat 2.5/3.5/4.5 inches" from.
    My wee little doggie needs to have his sweater this winter, so please help!
    Thank You very much , Indeed!
    HB

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  11. the ribbing in the beginning will not work do to the odd number of stitches.

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  12. Looks fun. I have a dog who can't seem to fit in store-bought sweaters, so I'm going to give this a try with her!

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  13. Alisha, absolutely love this practical little dog coat and am going to make it immediately. I have a very nervous little rescue Shi Tzu who is still very jumpy at being handled. She does however need a coat in our current icy weather so one that goes on easily will be ideal. Great design!

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  14. Great pattern! I just finished it and am off to buy some cute buttons now, can't wait for my pup to wear it!

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  15. Knitted the small size up in an evening. So cute and so simple. Love the K1P1 on the edges, looks so professional.

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  16. I have a rescued rat terrier. He has a metal plate in his right hind leg. The plate causes him problems when it gets cold. Any suggestions on modifying this pattern to also wrap around his hind legs?

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  17. this is great! i may try to knit this this weekend...and if it works at as marvelously as i'm hoping I may make up as many as i can to give to a local rescue group. this may even make a good sewing pattern...super clever pattern! thanks so much!

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  18. I made this for my Boston terrier, med size, I measure from the inside of her front leg to the inside of her back leg and knitted the body portion accordingly, plus added an extra button hole making 3 buttons on the body, I should of added a couple extra rows befor casting on the the collar portion, but it still fit ok, I also did 2 buttons on the collar making it 5 buttons total on the whole sweater.... It was a fast and easy knit and I love the design where you don't have to pull the sweater over the head and try to wrangle in the legs!

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  19. I was looking for some real good looking pet apparels for my dog. Finally found what i was looking for. Thanks for posting this amazing articles.

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  20. Would love to make this for a friend's service dog....how much yarn do you think I would need for the largest size posted in the pattern? Not sure how much yarn to buy.

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  21. Did you have a gauge? I would like to make for a 15 to 16 lb dog but tje dog doesnt live with me will castimg on 45 be enough?

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  22. This pattern make NO sense. Im a experienced knitter. Sorry it is totally wacked. Please test before posting.

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    1. I'm sorry that you don't like the pattern. I'm not a professional. I shared a pattern that I enjoyed putting together and have had mostly positive responses. If you have some (constructive) comments then I'd love to hear feedback to improve the pattern. Otherwise, maybe do what I'm sure your Mom taught you. If you don't have anything Nice to say, don't say anything at all. :)

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  23. This pattern is brilliant! So easy to follow. Thank you so much.
    I am starting a second, and plan a third! ��

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  24. Thank you for posting this pattern. It is exactly what I have been looking for over the last week, with no luck until now! I just started this smallest size of the pattern for a 6 lb toy poodle who has a very small neck. I'm wondering though if the first section for the neck should measure 2 inches and the next section 1 inch? Is there a possibility that these two measurements were mistakenly reversed, because the picture looks like it should be 2 inches in the rib pattern before moving on to stockinette stitch. Thanks!

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  25. Karen, it very well could have been switched. I'm sorry, and thank you for finding my error. I hope you are able to work it out and it works for you!

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  26. Hi Alisha, thanks for responding! I just have to compliment you again on this pattern. I have only been knitting for the last few years, however I found this pattern to be very well written; easy to read and follow! I'm not done yet, but it is turning out super cute so far, and I can't wait Thanks again for sharing :)

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  27. Oops, hit submit too quickly... Meant to say that I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  28. AWESOME PATTERN!!! I just found it and am ready to begin! Thank you for giving a free pattern to the public!

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  29. This one seems really interesting. Those who are having pets will simply love to know about all these things in detail without making things really complicated for themselves as well as their pets. They can also take some interesting ideas from Pet Grooming Tips to take care of their pet's natural coat.

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  30. Loved loved this pattern...I wish i could show you a pic...made it last year for my two dogs...love it honey...awesome pattern... perfect for my dogs..ty ty ty xx

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  31. 35 was enough for my penny..16 lbs...and my bandit was 45... just read comments above...thought this might help..xx

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  32. Thanks so much Alisha for sharing your own great looking side button dog sweater. I've spent so much time looking for a pattern that uses straight needles and that I won't have to try and put over my little one's head as she absolutely hates that. So nice of you :)

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  33. Hi Alisha, I am just at the stage where you say to repeat. I am going 4.5 inches. Is that for the wrap portion which is just stockinette? Looking at the picture makes sense that I will be making another button hole later in the pattern. Thanks.

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  34. Hi Alisha--I generally don't use the gauge, yarn, or knitting needle size--in fact, sometimes I like to crochet it instead of knitting. What really helps is if there are measurements. I love the little diagrams but, as you say, you're not a professional. Would it be possible to write them on a picture, scan it, and upload it? That sounds a bit complicated but it might help some of us. I love the sweater. So much easier than doing all the increasing/decreasing stuff. Thanks

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  35. I finished my little sweater today and I love the way it turned out. Thank you so much. I'm going to knit myself a matching hat so my chi and I can be twinsies.

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