My sister happened to be in leeds last summer and in one of the covered markets, came upon a fellow maker who had a stall full of doggy fashion and accessories.
Endlessly supportive and alert to my budding venture, she couldn’t resist asking the lady maker for a copy of the pattern for her doggy coat.
Slightly surprised to be asked to pay for it (!!), she parted with 75p and excitedly handed it over to me at the end of her fun weekend.
As I said a few days ago, I have been busy at work and my lovely mum has been busy doing a bit of knitting for me.
Amongst the knitted delights that I took delivery of, was the very dog coat knitted up in a lovely minky coloured wool.
The furry one is not known to like a coat of any kind but will just about oblige when it comes to modelling.
Since this post, I have had a few requests for a copy of this pattern so here we go:-
3 sizes to suit 25cm, (32cm & 36cm). This is the length measured from the back of the neck to the base of the tail
1 (1, 2) x 100gm balls of DK yarn
1 pair 3.25mm & 4mm knitting needles, stitch holder
6 small buttons (approximately 1.5cm)
11 sts and 18 rows to 5cm worked over pattern on size 4mm needles
Beginning at tail end with 3.25mm needles, cast on 39 (49, 59) sts
1st Row: incr in first st, K to last 2 sts, incr in next st, K1
2nd Row: K
Repeat last 2 rows twice 45 (55, 65) sts
To start pattern and shape sides: Change to 4mm needles
1st Row: K4, make 1, K to last 4 sts, make 1, K4
2nd Row: K4, P to last 4 sts, K4
3d Row: K
4th Row: K4, make 1, P to last 4 sts, make 1, K4
5th Row: K4, *P1 leaving yarn at front of work, sl 1 purl wise, rep from * to last 5 sts, P1, K4
6th Row: K4, P1, K1, P1, rep from *to last 4 sts, K4
Repeat last 6 rows once 53 (63, 73) sts
Continue straight as follows:-
Row 1: K
Row 2: K4, P to last 4 sts, K4
Row 3 & 4: Repeat last 2 rows
Row 5: K4, *P1, leaving yarn at front of work, sl 1 purl wise, rep from * to last 5 sts, P1, K4
Row 6: K4, P1 *K1, P1, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4
Repeat last 6 row pattern until work measures 25 (32, 36)cm, (or length required, ending on 2nd or 4th row of pattern)
Leave sts on holder
with 4mm needles cast on 23 (29, 39) sts and K 2 rows
Next (increase) row: K1 (2, 2), * make 1, K4 (5, 7), rep from * to last 2 sts, make 1, K2
You should have 29 (35, 45) sts on your needle
Next Row: K
Next (buttonhole) Row: K1, K2 tog, y fwd, K to last 3 sts, y fwd, K2 tog, K1
Next Row: K
Work straight in 6 row pattern as for back, making 2 more sets of buttonholes on each following 12th (14th, 16th) row from the last, finishing with right side facing for next row.
TO SHAPE UDER FRONT LEGS
Next Row: K9 (9, 11), pattern to last 9 (9, 11) sts, K to end
Next Row: Cast off 5 (5, 7) st, K3, pattern to last 4 sts, K4
You should have 19 (25, 31) sts left on your needle
Continue straight, keeping the first and last sts K in every row until work measures 16 (20, 22) cm from the beginning finishing on wrong side row.
TO JOIN UNDERSIDE AND BACK AT NECK
Next Row: *K5, K2 tog, rep from * to last 5 (4, 3) sts, K to end, then with right side facing and in the same row, K across sts from back thus: *K1, K2 tog, rep from * to last 2 (3,1) sts, K to end
You should have 53 (65, 76) stat on your needle
Change to size 3.25mm needles and work in single rib for 8 (10, 10) cm down from the base of the collar. This will give you the position of the top set of buttons.
TO MAKE UP
Join collar using flat seam
Sew the first set of buttons at the markers, try the coat on your dog to check fit then position and sew on the rest of the buttons