View Full Version : Looking for easy dog sweater pattern - no circulars!

10-03-2005, 05:21 PM
I am fairly new to knitting and would like to make a doggie sweater for my friend for Christmas.

Can anyone help me find a pattern that doesn't use circulars and is easy to understand? :shock:

Thanks for your help

10-03-2005, 05:39 PM

10-03-2005, 05:46 PM
well i don't know anything about dog patterns but i am curious....why no circulars?

10-03-2005, 06:22 PM
Kelly K, Thanks!!

I don't have circulars or know how to use them. So I thought I would stick with what I know.

10-03-2005, 08:09 PM
that is what i thought! ;) i promise you, after you try circs and get use to them, you will almost never want to go back! (There are a few exceptions...some people just really really love their straights!) i get irritated anymore when i have to do stockinette flat because i hate purling and if you knit in the round you don't HAVE to purl most of the time.

find a cute hat pattern that is knit in the round sometime and get the circs that correspond and see what you think. i bet you will love it! :thumbsup:

10-03-2005, 11:54 PM
I will have to try someday!


01-03-2006, 04:42 PM
using CIRCULAR NEEDLES.... and i SWEAR it was soooo not the drama i thought it was gonna be (in fact i finished in just an afternoon).... ok, so i found out how to make the moss or seed stich by accident just like all the books i read told me i would & it doesnt have that "ribbed for her pleasure" look i was going for.... BUT I DID IT so GO FOR IT w/the circulars, its sooo not as intimidating as you think it is...

oh & there's a pattern on michaels.com using lion brand that is ADORABLE & i'm SURE you could do the collar on straight needles & seam it underneath & don't do the contrast color if it seems too confusing...

good luck!


01-04-2006, 07:39 PM
I am working on a dog sweater from a pattern in the Leisure Arts leaflet, I Can't Believe I'm Knitting. It only calls for circulars towards the end. However, I've been using circulars as flat thru out the instructions. I love the fact that the stitches seem more uniform than on straight needles. Since I have 2 dogs, I'm planning to a 2nd sweater completely in the round on my circulars. Wish I'd learned to use circulars sooner.


Jan in CA
01-04-2006, 08:29 PM
I thought circs were scary at first, but now I love them!! It's really easy and if you want stockinette...no purling!

01-05-2006, 12:01 AM
Since i posted this topic i have learned circulars and yes they are easy and fun to use.

01-12-2006, 01:06 PM
Yea! Good for you! :thumbsup: