I found this really cute pattern for a dog sweater and it will be my first go around with Fair Isle. The only problem is that the pattern is for a dog that has a 22" chest and 13" neck. My dog only has a 14" chest and a 9" neck.
The pattern doesn't have different measurements but suggests subtracting CO stitches. The only problem is the snowflake pattern is designed for the original CO. If I try to decrease the total stitches, the pattern will be messed up or the 4 repeats won't fit.
Any ideas how I could make this work? It calls for both 6 and 8 straight needles. The yarn is a heavy worsted. Could I just knit it on smaller needles? Say a 4 and 6? Any help appreciated and here is the link for the pattern: