When the holidays arrive, the weather turns cold and snowy in many parts of the country, and it's time to get knitting for your favorite furry friend. This pattern has traditional holiday colors, giving this plaid jacket a bit of flair. Knit in my trademark 100% wool MinnowMerino, this coat resists rain and snow, and is machine washable, perfect for dog sweaters. This sweater slides easily over the pooch's head, so dressing is easy. The plaid is made by knitting in stripes, then working duplicate stitch to create the plaid pattern. My adorable Cock-a-poo, Rexi Martine, loves to don her holiday finery; I think she revels in all the attention she receives when she's decked out in her sweaters!
100% extra fine superwash merino
MinnowMerino is a super-soft, machine-washable, worsted-weight yarn. The loose twist of this single-ply, extra-fine merino allows for quick knits that are cozy and lightweight. MinnowMerino comes in Jil’s signature palette. The 27 colors are clean, bright, and saturatedwith the allure of a freshly opened box of crayons. The yarn is great for Jil’s kids designs, past and present, and it’s also great for just about anything you’d like to make in a worsted-weight yarn.
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The plaid pattern on Jil's holiday dog coat is easier than it may look. While knitting, the horizontal stripes are made by changing colors for a single row and a vertical rib is created with purled stitches. When the knitting is finshed, the vertical stripes are made using a crochet hook, following along the purled rib.
Learn how to crochet the vertical chain.
Here is the free downloadable Holiday Dog Coat pattern.
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