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l0ve2knit
04-21-2009, 12:43 PM
hi so i am very new to knitting and i would love to know how to make some of these i'm thinking they might be easier for me to try any one got a pattern? its for my little chihuahua shes got such skinny legs lol:knitting:

suzeeq
04-21-2009, 01:02 PM
Do you think they'd stay on....?

Jan in CA
04-21-2009, 01:06 PM
Well, I don't know of a pattern, but there are a couple ways you could go about it. You could knit a tube or you could knit a flat piece and then seam it together.

To get it the perfect size it would be best to do it like you'd do a garment for yourself. That is knit a swatch, count the stitches per inch, measure the dogs leg and multiply to see how many to cast on. However.. it IS a dog and a small one at that cast on some stitches knit for a little bit and wrap it around her leg and see if it fits. If it's too big try again, etc. It's good practice anyway. :thumbsup:

If you want to do a tube you'll need to have double pointed needles in the correct size for the yarn, or two matching circular needles, or one long circular needle for magic loop. Since you're learning though I think knitting flat and seaming is the easiest.

suzeeq
04-21-2009, 01:15 PM
I'd suggest something like a 6 or 8 (or 10) st I cord. The strand across the back would be there, but you can pick it up like a dropped st and add another st that way. Sometimes glove fingers are made this way and I think it would be easier than knitting 8 or 10 sts in the round.

l0ve2knit
04-21-2009, 01:17 PM
lol i hope they wld stay on

thanks 4 the advice:yay:

saracidaltendencies
04-21-2009, 04:23 PM
Ok, I have nothing useful to add, but, every time I catch a glimpse of the title of this thread, I keep reading "how to knit PEG leg warmers":roflhard: