I'm making the Dogosaurus Rex
pattern (a dog sweater) from Paton's. It is knit flat starting at the collar, and then some stitches are cast off for the armholes (or front leg-holes I guess). You then pick the stitches back up to do ribbing for an inch for little sleeves.
I think it would be best to cast off for that area using a really stretchy cast off instead of my usual plain one... do you agree and if so, what is one? I know I learned of a special really stretchy cast off when I was making socks. I think it even was someone's magic something (to go along with Judy's Magic Cast On). Does anyone know?
Also, the spots on the sweater are supposed to be knit in duplicate stitch, which seems like a royal pain to me. I'm planning to do intarsia. Since it's knitted flat, I don't think that should be a problem, other than deciding where to put the spots.
Check out the pattern link - the first photo on is KH's own Arielluria's project for her dog Cricket.
Very cute, too bad this pattern is out of print.