Life is a Highway Sweater

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Pattern Notes:
This sweater has a really simple (and seamless) construction that results in a well fitting and adorable dog sweater! It is knit top down, in the round with chest increases in the front. The armholes are the best part! They are first knit flat in scrap yarn and then later picked up and finished for a totally seamless sleeve, knit in pattern with the rest of the stripes. The tummy shaping is knit flat and then the bottom ribbing is picked up and knit in the round again to finish it off. Instructions are included for an optional harness hole on the back!

Techniques:
-long tail cast on
-increasing
-decreasing
-knitting in the round
-knitting flat

Sizing
XS, S (M, L, XL) to fit a chest measurement of;
11-13, 13-16 (16-20, 20-24, 24-28)”
28-33, 33-40 (40-51, 51-61, 62-71)cm

The sizes are based off the back and chest measurements, (taken across the widest part of the back and at the largest part of the rib cage). The armholes are generous, bigger is better when it comes to armholes!

Suggested Yarn:
Paintbox Simply DK

Yardage:
Main Colour:
128, 160 (200, 236, 275) yards
118, 146 (183, 216, 251) metres

Contrast Colour:
48, 60 (76, 90, 105) yards
44, 55 (70, 82, 96) metres

Optional Mohair:
48, 60 (76, 90, 105) yards
44, 55 (70, 82, 96) metres

Videos:
This pattern includes four helpful videos!

  1. Bind Off & Cast On For Leash Hole
  2. M1L & M1R increases
  3. Picking Up & Knitting Seamless Sleeves
  4. Jogless Join (for stripes)
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