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Where No Dog (or Cat) Has Gone Before
By Elizabeth Lovick

Do you have a brave, adventurous dog? Does he search for an understanding with the squirrels and birds? Go exploring through the fence and into the neighbor’s yard? Or failing all of those things, do you just want to show your love of science fiction by dressing your dog up like a character from Star Trek?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the dog sweater for you and your pooch! Easily adjustable to your pup’s size, this will knit up just in time to transport you and your dog on a space adventure!
And yes, we know that the model is of the feline variety. There are no rules saying this sweater has to go on a dog. Just make sure you approach your cat very, very cautiously if you wish to dress it in a sweater!

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
Medium
SIZES: Toy (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large)
TO FIT: 18" (22, 26, 30,34) / 44cm (55, 65, 75, 85) chest
12" (16, 20, 24, 28) / 30cm (40, 50, 55, 65) back*
*NOTE: Back is very easily adjustable.

GAUGE
22 sts and 36 rows = 4" (10cm) in St st

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  • Step 1

    SWEATER
    With A, cast on with smaller needles 98 (118, 138, 158, 178) sts.
    Row 1: K2, *p2, k2. Repeat from * to end of row.
    Row 2: P2, *k2, p2. Repeat from * to end of row.
    Repeat these two rows 2 (2, 5, 7, 9) times more. Continue as follows:
    Row 1: [k2, p2] 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) times, knit to last 12 (16, 20, 24, 24) sts, [p2, k2] 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) times.
    Row 2: [p2, k2] 3 (4, 5, 6, 6] times, purl to last 12 (16, 20, 24, 24) sts, [k2, p2] 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) times.
    Repeat these two rows once more. Keeping the rib and St st pattern correct, add in B as follows:
    Row 1: Work to last 14 (18, 22, 26, 26) sts, join B and work to end of row.
    Row 2: Work 16 (20, 24, 28, 28) sts in B, join A and complete row.
    Row 3: Work in A for 2 sts less than row before, join B to complete row.
    Row 4: Work in A for 2 sts more than row before, join B to complete row.
    Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all sts are being worked in B.
    Continue in B only until the back measures 11" (14, 17, 18, 21), finishing after a RS row. Note: You can adjust back length as necessary at this point to fit your pet.

  • Step 2

    Split for the Legs
    Continue in B as follows:
    Next Row (WS facing): [p2, k2] 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) times, p2. Place these sts on stitch holder or scrap yarn. Bind off 2, purl to last 16 (20, 24, 28, 28) sts. Place these stitches on stitch holder or scrap yarn. Bind off 2, [p2, k2] 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) times, p2.

  • Step 3

    Right Underbelly
    Continue on these last 14 (18, 22, 26, 26) sts only.
    Next Row: [K2, p2] 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) times, k2. Next Row: [P2, k2] 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) times, p2. Repeat these two rows until the strip measures 1" (1, 2, 3, 4), finishing after a WS row and noting the number of rows worked. Break yarn and leave sts on stitch holder or scrap yarn.

  • Step 4

    Back
    Return to the center 66 (78, 90, 102, 122) sts.With RS facing, rejoin B and work the same number of rows as for right underbelly. Break yarn and leave sts on stitch holder or scrap yarn.

  • Step 5

    Left Underbelly
    Return to the remaining 14 (18, 22, 26, 26) sts.Work as for Right Underbelly. Break yarn and leave sts on stitch holder or scrap yarn.

  • Step 6

    Chest
    With RS facing, place all sts back on
    the needle. Maintaining established pattern, work across the stitches of Right Underbelly. Cast on 2 sts, work across the sts of back, cast on 2, work across the sts of Left Underbelly—98 (118, 138, 158, 178) sts. Maintaining established pattern, work a further 3 (5, 5, 7, 9) rows.

  • Step 7

    Split for the Head
    Continuing in the established pattern, work 44 (53, 61, 69, 76) sts. Place these on a stitch holder or scrap yarn for the right chest.Work 10 (12, 16, 20, 26) sts and place these on a thread for the back neck.Work the remaining 44 (53, 61, 69, 76) sts.

  • Step 8

    Left Chest
    On these sts only, work one row in the established pattern, then shape the neck as follows:
    Row 1: With RS facing, k2tog, pattern to end of row.
    Row 2: Work in established pattern. Repeat these two rows until 39 (48, 54, 61,
    67) sts remain, finishing after a RS row. Next Row: With WS facing, bind off 14 (18, 22, 26, 26), knit to end of row.
    Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 20 (23, 25, 27, 32) sts remain.
    Continue straight until the work measures 21⁄2" (3, 4, 41⁄2, 41⁄2) from the bind-off of the underbelly.
    Bind off.

  • Step 9

    Right Chest
    Return to the sts for the Right Chest. With WS facing, rejoin yarn to the neck edge and work 1 row.
    Shape neck as follows:
    Row 1: With RS facing, work in established pattern to last 2 sts, ssk.
    Row 2: Work in established pattern.
    Repeat these 2 rows until 39 (48, 54, 61, 67) sts remain, finishing after a WS row. Next Row: With RS facing, bind off 14 (18, 22, 26, 26), knit to end of row.
    Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 20 (23, 25, 27, 32) sts remain.
    Continue in established pattern until the work measures 21⁄2" (3, 4, 41⁄2, 41⁄2) from the bind-off the underbelly.
    Bind off.

  • Step 10

    Collar
    With A and RS facing, pick up and knit 22 (31, 41, 49, 52) sts from the right-side neck, knit the 10 (12, 16, 20, 26) sts from the back neck, then pick up and knit 22 (31, 41, 49, 52) sts from the left-side neck.
    Row 1: P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end of row.
    Row 2: K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
    Repeat these two rows 2 (3, 4, 5, 5) times more.
    Bind off in pattern.

  • Step 11

    Legs (make 2)
    With B and larger needles, cast on 18 (26, 34, 42, 50) sts and work as follows:
    Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
    Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end of row.
    Repeat these two rows for 11⁄2" (2, 21⁄2, 31⁄2, 6) or to desired length.
    Bind off.

  • How to make pet clothes. Star Trek Cat Costume - Step 12
    Step 12

    Finishing
    Join underbelly seam, then center chest and collar seams. Place ends of seams together and join seam across front chest. Sew leg seams. Placing the seam on the inside of each leg slit, sew the legs into the openings. Weave in all ends.
    If desired, place an emblem, insignia, or badge on the shoulder.

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