This is my mom’s dog Paco. He is a Portugese Waterdog. He is also a growing puppy‚ always on the move. Being in the only dog in the family‚ and the only baby‚ you can imagine he is a little spoiled. He had to have a brand new handmade knit sweater from his favorite big sister.
Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn (shown in Red Heart Camo)
Size 1’ knitting needles
2 pieces of velcro
1’ stitches = 4 inches
with yarn doubled Cast on 56 stitches
k1 p1 across
continue for 3̸’;
cast on an additional 4 stitches at the end of the next 2 rows
1)k1 p1 first 8 stitches‚ k48‚ k1 p1 to end of row
2)k1 p1 first 8 stitches‚ p48‚ k1 p1 to end of row
continue for 1’̸’;
1)k1 p1 first 8 stitches‚ k2to‚ k46‚ k1 p1 to end of row
2)k1 p1 first 8 stitches‚ p2to‚ p45‚ k1 p1 to end of rowcontinue in this way (decreasing after the first 8 stitches) until piece measures 19̸’;
continue decreasing while knitting across in k1p1 pattern until piece measures 21̸’;
be sure to knit the purls and purl the knits!
pick up 6 stitches about halfway down on one side
knit until piece measures 3̸’;
Sew in your ends and sew on your velcro and you are done!
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