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Old 02-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #11
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Well see, I haven't knitting a gauge swatch before LOL so that intimidates me. The only increase method I have tried is the knit through front and back. I have also only ever knit with one colour.

I have noticed with sweaters you have to seem them together? Is this correct?

I was assuming with a dog sweater it would just be knitting in the round, then somehow making holes for the two front legs? But when I looked at patterns it looked like all seeming, which kind of puts me off.


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Old 02-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #12
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A swatch is just casting on a bunch of stitches 20-30, and knitting a couple inches. Call it a sample It can be used to tell you how many sts per inch (or 4"), what the stitch pattern looks like, and how the yarn looks when knit. Not all sweaters, whether for dogs or people, are knit in pieces and seamed, there's many that are seamless. For the leg holes, you'd knit the body in the round, BO some sts for the openings, knit flat on 2 or 3 sections for a while, then cast on some sts to join it all in one piece again to finish up. No seams, or very minimal at least.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #13
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Mitts? A quick look at ravelry (patterns, fingerless) came up with lots of patterns, this one looks particularly easy. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...ngerless-mitts Doing fingerless mitts would let you use the skills you have and practice a couple new things maybe.

Eventually you'll need to do a gauge swatch, you might as well go ahead and work one. I use them to practice stitch patterns sometimes, after I've knit enough to measure. I choose needles and yarn that I have a fair idea how the gauge will work out and go ahead and start mitts in the round, I figure ripping out what I've done and starting over is no more time consuming than a knit in the round swatch. Sometimes close enough is good enough too.
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If any of you come across a simple sweater for a dog, please let me know.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #15
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Are you on Ravelry? If not, I would suggest joining because they pretty much have any pattern under the sun! And lots of them are free. You can easily find a simple baby sweater if you do a search.

I'm a beginner too, and I made a sweater for my dog not too long ago. The Original Custom Fit Dog Sweater. It's a little daunting when you first look at all those instructions, but if you take it one step at a time, it's pretty easy. Although you've knit socks, so it should be easy peasy for you! I'm still too scared to touch socks. Lol.

What about a pair of fingerless mitts? I love those!
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by LoveBugAngel View Post
If any of you come across a simple sweater for a dog, please let me know.
This is about the simplest dog sweater pattern I've found.

http://crackingknits.blogspot.com/20...g-sweater.html
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