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Old 12-11-2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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dog hoodie - I need help!
I am trying to follow this pattern:
bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4149&cps=21191

It said 'easy' and it is the first pattern I have tried...
I don't understand what they mean by "Leg Openings: Next row: (RS). K5 (5-7-11). Cast off 4 (6- 6-10) sts. K36 (46-56-80) (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off 4 (6-6-10) sts. Knit to end of row.
Note: All Leg sections are worked at the same time using separate balls of yarn for each section.
Beg with a purl row, work 1 (1-1-2) ins [2.5 (4-4-6) cm] in stocking st, ending with purl row.
Joining row: K5 (5-7-11). Cast on 4 (6-6-10) sts. K36 (46- 56-80). Cast on 4 (6-6-10) sts. Knit to end of row. 54 (68- 82-122) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 5 (6-8-11) ins [12.5 (16.5-20.5-28) cm], ending with purl row. Place marker at each end of last row."

Can someone put this into lamens terms for me? I got to this point OK (I think!) but now I am not sure how to proceed...Thank you!
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:55 PM   #2
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As I previously replied on another website, the layman's term is that you need to create three balls of yarn from the one you have. You do not need to buy more yarn. Simply work from the other end of your one ball of yarn to create two more. Unwind a bit, cut it and roll it into a seperate ball.
Then follow the knitting instructions to knit the first section. Drop the yarn. Then pick up the second ball of yarn and knit section two. Drop the yarn. Then pick up the third ball of yarn and knit section three.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:03 AM   #3
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Ok, so 'each section' meaning - the piece I have started, and then "leg opening", and then "joining row"? or do I knit two of the "leg opening" pieces and then knit the 'joining row' using my first piece? I am sorry this is over my head...
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:25 AM   #4
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You've been knitting in one piece till now, then you knit some sts, BO a few, continue knitting across the back sts, BO a few and knit the rest of the sts. Think of them as 'sets' of stitches which form different sections. Your piece now looks something like this --

---___--------___----

The upper lines are the sts you keep knitting. After the row you BO sts on, turn and knit the first set of stitches, when you get to the gap, drop the yarn, pick up a new end of yarn and knit that set of sts. When you get to the second gap, drop the yarn, pick up another end and knit the last section.

Keep working on each set of sts with it's own yarn for the measurement for the size you're making. Then you work the first set on that row, cast on sts over the gap, work the next set of sts with the same yarn, cast on sts, and do the last set of sts still with the same yarn. That's the 'joining' row, where you get all the sts back into one piece again.

So you don't really need a lot of yarn to do at least one of the set, either use another skein, or the other end of this one, or cut several yards off to use for one of the 3 ends you need. I don't know how big your skein is or if you have more than one, just do what you need to get 3 ends to work with.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:56 AM   #5
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more dog hoodie help
i know this thread ended ages ago, but i'm working on the same sweater and had another question about the pattern. can someone please elaborate on the 'back shaping'? here is the beginning of the pattern:

"Instructions
The instructions are written for smallest size. Larger sizes follow in ( ).

With larger needles, cast on 40 (46-58-82) sts. Knit 5 rows, inc 4 sts evenly across last row. 44 (50-62-86) sts. Proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of needle on 3rd and every row to 50 (60-72-104) sts, then on following alt rows to 54 (68-82-122) sts. Purl 1 row.
Leg Openings: Next row: (RS). K5 (5-7-11). Cast off 4 (6-6-10) sts. K36 (46-56-80) (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off 4 (6-6-10) sts. Knit to end of row.
Note: All Leg sections are worked at the same time using separate balls of yarn for each section.
Beg with a purl row, work 1 (1-1-2) ins [2.5 (4-4-6) cm] instocking st, ending with purl row.
Joining row:K5 (5-7-11). Cast on 4 (6-6-10) sts. K36 (46-56-80). Cast on 4 (6-6-10) sts. Knit to end of row. 54 (68- 82-122) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 5 (6-8-11) ins [12.5 (16.5-20.5-28) cm], ending with purl row. Place marker at each end of last row.

and here is the back shaping instruction:


Back shaping: Cast off 6 (7-9-13) sts beg next 2 rows.42 (54-64-96) sts.
Next row:(RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows to 26 (36-42-66) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 10 (12-15-21) ins [25.5 (32-39.5-53.5) cm], ending with purl row. Leave sts on a spare needle."

by the way, i am working on the smallest size.

thanks so much.

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Old 02-25-2015, 06:41 AM   #6
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Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Best thing is to just take it step by step.
Cast off 6sts at the beginning of a knit row, turn, cast off 6sts at the beginning of the purl row.
On the next knit row, you're going to decrease one stitch at each end. So: Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Purl the next row.
Repeat these 2 rows until you have 26sts left.
Now you don't have to do any more shaping. Continue until you have 10 inches measured from after the neckband. End having completed a purl row.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:55 AM   #7
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thank so much for responding so quickly! i'll give it a shot and will let y'all know if i get stuck.
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ok! i have my 26 stitches, ending with purl row. it went great! but now i'm stuck. can y'all help me with the hood?

Hood: Place markers along cast on edge on 6th (7th-9th-10th) st from each edge. (RS). Pick up and knit 29 (33-41-63) sts between markers along cast on edge. Purl 1 row.
Next row: (RS). K14 (16-20-31). M1. K1 (place marker on center st). M1. Knit to end of row.
Next row:K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
Next row: Knit to center marked st. M1. Knit marked st. M1. Knit to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 4 (5-7-9) times more. 39 (45-57-83) sts. Cont even until hood measures 5 (5-6-7) ins [12.5 (14-16.5-19) cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off. Fold cast off edge in half and sew hood seam.

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You picked up 29sts between the markers, right?
Now you'll shape the center of the hood for the next 6 rows. Knit 14sts, increase by lifting the bar between sts and then knit one stitch. Mark this knit stitch which is the center of the hood with a stitch marker, a safety pin or a loop of yarn around the stitch. Increase again by lifting the bar between sts and then knit 14sts to the end of the row. That's your 29sts. The next row, k3, purl to the last 3, k3, sets up a garter stitch border at the edges of the hood to keep it from curling and make a decorative edge.
Here's an example of the kind of increase that's easiest to do here:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...1-left-english
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:08 PM   #10
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this is SO helpful. i'm almost done with the hood. thank you so much for your help!
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