5 lb Single Cable Dog Sweater

This pattern is based off of Darby’s original cable sweater, but has been sized up to fit a 5 lb dog.  This revision has not been tested, but it is just my 5 lb dog sweater pattern with a cable tossed on the back.  Here is the original picture for reference.



size 8 needles, worsted weight yarn

gauge: 4 stitches to the inch

Cast on 40, place marker and join, knit in 2×2 ribbing for about 3″

Time to increase for the chest, you will now be knitting in stockinette, and you will be starting the cable down the back of the sweater.  The increases will be on either side of the stitch marker, which will be the center of the sweater, in between the front legs.  Also, we will be placing stitch markers on either side of the cable so we know where and when to cable.

Row 1 of increases:  Knit 2, knit front and back (kfb) of 3rd stitch (or yarn over if you prefer) knit 12 more stitches, place marker, purl 1, knit 6, purl 1, place marker, knit 12 more stitches, kfb, knit 2.

Continuing with the increases as follows. on each of the next 9 rows kfb of the 3rd stitch from the beginning and the 3rd stitch from the end.  At the same time, on row 5 and row 10 your going to do a 2×2 cable cross over.  The instructions for this are on the original pattern page here.

After those 10 rows of increasing you should have about 60 stitches.  Now you are ready to make holes for the front legs.

Legs: knit 7 stitches, cast off 8 stitches, knit 30 stitches, cast off 8 stitches, knit 7 stitches

Knit 7, cast on 8, knit 30, cast on 8, knit 7 stitches

Continue in stockinette, and doing the cable cross over every 5th row until the body is of a length you want (I’m guessing about 6 or 7 inches from the arm-holes) Knit 1 ” of ribbing

Pick up the sleeves and crochet or knit in 1×1 ribbing

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Alive and Well

Hello all, I am alive and well.  Plenty of things have happened since my last post, including some knitting.

The best and most important thing was seeing my brother, together we traveled to see the rest of the family, parents, grandparents, the sister, all that.  Then we hopped on a plane and went somewhere that looks like this…

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and it had some of these…


and then we went here…

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to check out this…


It was hot.  I could even say it was “muy caliente” but I know it gets way hotter than the 90-95 degrees and 90-95% humidity it was when we were there.

There was knitting on the airplane, knitting during the drive to and from said airplane, and absolute ignoring of the 1500 meters of laceweight silk and #2 needles in favor of worsted weight  wool and #7 needles.

Next post will answer some questions about my patterns as well as modifications as necessary to make it fit a different sized beastie.  Speaking of beasties, Darby was super happy to have me back home and I was super happy to see her again too.  I did miss my puppy an awful lot.