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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