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Woolly Woofers
Forget Jerseys and Guernseys, the knitwear to be wearing at the moment
is Freisian. This sweater coat with its black and white markings will not necessarily make your dog stand out from the crowd, but rather appear part of the herd.

SIZES
Two sizes small/medium (medium/large)
Measurements of knitted coat
Length measured along back 42(50)cm/16 1/2(19 1/2)in
Width measured around chest 54(63)cm/21 ¼ (24 ¾ )in

MATERIALS
3(4) x 50g (13/4oz) balls of Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran in ecru (A)
and one 50g (13/4oz) ball in black (B)
Pair each of 4.50mm (US 7) and 5mm (US 8) knitting needles
Set of four 4.50mm (US 7) double-pointed needles

TENSION
18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm/4in over st st using 5mm (US 8) needles.

NOTE
This coat is worked from the neck down.

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  • Step 1

    BACK
    With 4.50mm (US 7) needles and A, cast on
    46(54) sts.
    1st rib row K2, [p2, k2] to end.
    2nd rib row P2, [k2, p2] to end.
    Rep these 2 rows 4 times more and inc 4 sts
    evenly across last row. 50(58) sts.
    Change to 5mm (US 8) needles and beg with
    a k row, work 2(16) rows in st st.
    Next row (right side) K3(7)A, k across 44 sts
    of 1st row of chart, k3(7)A.
    Next row P3(7)A, p across 44 sts of 2nd row
    of chart, p3(7)A.
    The last 2 rows set the position of the chart.
    Working correct chart rows, cont until all
    76 chart rows have been worked.
    Beg with a k row, cont in st st in A only until
    Back measures 38(46)cm/15(18)in from cast-on
    edge, ending with a p row.

  • Step 2

    Shape lower back
    Next row K2, skpo, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
    Next row P to end.
    Rep the last 2 rows once more. 46(54) sts.
    Leave these sts on a holder.
    FRONT
    Omitting the chart, work as given for Back
    until Front measures 15(17)cm/6(61/2)in from
    cast-on edge, ending with a p row.
    Shape for legholes
    Cast off 8(10) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
    34(38) sts.
    Work a further 14(16) rows.
    Cast on 8(10) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 50(58) sts.
    Work straight until 12 rows fewer have been
    worked than on Back to lower back shaping.

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    Step 3

    CHART NOTES
    When working from this chart,
    work all odd-numbered right side
    rows from right to left in knit stitch
    and work all even-numbered wrong
    side rows from left to right in purl
    stitch; when knitting from this chart,
    work the stitches in either yarn A or
    yarn B as appropriate. This colour
    motif is worked using the intarsia
    method. Use separate strands or small
    balls of yarn for each colour area and
    then twist them together where they
    meet to prevent a gap forming.

  • Step 4

    Shape lower edge
    Next row (right side) K14, turn and work on
    these sts only for first side of shaping, leave
    rem sts on a spare needle.
    Dec one st at inside edge on next 11 rows. 3 sts.
    Next row K3tog and fasten off.
    With right side facing, slip centre 22(30) sts
    onto a holder, rejoin yarn, k to end.
    Dec one st at inside edge on next 11 rows. 3 sts.
    Next row K3tog and fasten off.

  • Step 5

    Lower edging
    Join right side seam (from cast-on edges to
    beginning of lower back shaping), leaving
    leghole edge open.
    With right side facing, 4.50mm (US 7) needles
    and A, pick up and k11 sts down left front
    shaping, k across 22(30) sts at centre front,
    pick up and k11 sts up right front shaping,
    4 sts up right back shaping, k across 46(54) sts
    at lower back, then pick up and k4 sts down
    left back shaping. 98(114) sts.
    1st rib row P2, [k2, p2] to end.
    2nd rib row K2, [p2, k2] to end.
    Rep the last 2 rows twice more.
    Cast off in rib.

  • Step 6

    Leghole edgings
    Join left side seam, leaving leghole edge open.
    With right side facing, 4.50mm (US 7) doublepointed
    needles and A, pick up and k38(44) sts
    around leg opening.
    Arrange sts over 3 of the needles.
    Rib round [K1, p1] to end.
    Rib a further 3 rounds.
    Cast off in rib.

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