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No Bones About It Dog Coat

By: Patons Design Team

Your dog will look particularly handsome in the No Bones About It Dog Coat. Designed to keep your pooch warm without weighing him or her down, this hardy dog jacket will draw compliments from everyone who lays eyes on it. Youll have fun knitting it up too. The cables along the back of the sweater ensure that the project stays interesting, and you can enjoy the fact that youre making something extra special for your best friend. This pattern comes in several different sizes, so you can get the perfect fit for your four legged friend.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

SIZES
To fit chest measurement
Extra-Small - 10 ins [25.5 cm ]
Small - 13 ins [33 cm ]
Medium - 16 ins [40.5 cm ]
Large - 24 ins [61 cm ]
Extra-Large - 30 ins [76 cm ]


MATERIALS

  • Patons® Canadiana (100 g / 3.5 oz) OR Patons Classic® Wool (100 g / 3.5 oz) OR Patons® Decor (100 g / 3.5 oz) 1(2, 2, 3, 4) ball(s)
  • Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle
  • Set of four 4 mm (U.S. 6) double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle


Note: Sample made with Patons Canadiana #00104 (Aran)


GAUGE
19 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in moss st.


ABBREVIATIONS
C3F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K1, then K2 from cable needle.

C3B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K1 from cable needle.

C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.

C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.

C5B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then slip purl stitch from cable needle back to left hand needle and purl it. K2 from cable needle.

T3F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K2 from cable needle.

T3B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P1 from cable needle.

T4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K2 from cable needle.

T4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P2 from cable needle.

 


INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ).


Panel Pat A (worked over 8 sts).
1st row: (RS). K2. P4. K2.
2nd and alt rows: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: C4F. C4B.
5th row: K8.
7th row: T4F. T4B.
9th, 11th and 13th rows: P2. K4. P2.
15th row: C4B. C4F.
17th row: K8.
19th row: T4B. T4F.
20th row: As 2nd row.
These 20 rows form Panel Pat A.


Panel Pat B (worked over 17 sts).
1st row: (RS). P5. C3B. P1. C3F. P5.
2nd row: K5. P3. K1. P3. K5.
3rd row: P4. C3B. P1. K1. P1. C3F. P4.
4th row: K4. P3. K1. P1. K1. P3. K4.
5th row: P3. C3B. P1. (K1. P1) twice. C3F. P3.
6th row: K3. P3. K1. (P1. K1) twice. P3. K3.
7th row: P2. C3B. P1. (K1. P1) 3 times. C3F. P2.
8th row: K2. P3. K1. (P1. K1) 3 times. P3. K2.
9th row: P2. K2. P1. (K1. P1) 4 times. K2. P2.
10th row: K2. P2. K1. (P1. K1) 4 times. P2. K2.
11th row: P2. T3F. P1. (K1. P1) 3 times. T3B. P2.
12th row: K3. P2. K1. (P1. K1) 3 times. P2. K3.
13th row: P3. T3F. P1. (K1. P1) twice. T3B. P3.
14th row: K4. P2. K1. (P1. K1) twice. P2. K4.
15th row: P4. T3F. P1. K1. P1. T3B. P4.
16th row: K5. P2. K1. P1. K1. P2. K5.
17th row: P5. T3F. P1. T3B. P5.
18th row: K6. P2. K1. P2. K6.
19th row: P6. C5B. P6.
20th row: K6. P5. K6.
These 20 rows form Panel Pat B.

Turtleneck: With smaller needles, cast on 42 (50-62-86-102) sts.
1st row: (RS). P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 3 (4-4-5½-5½) ins [7.5 (10-10-14-14) cm], ending with RS facing for next row and inc 7 sts evenly across last row. 49 (57-69-93-109) sts. Place marker at each end of last row.


Body: Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times. P2. Work 1st row of Panel Pat A. Work 1st row of Panel Pat B.
Work 1st row of Panel Pat A. P2. (K1. P1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times.

2nd row: (K1. P1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times. K2. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat B. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat A. K2. (K1. P1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times.
3rd row: (P1. K1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times. P2. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat A. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat B. Work 3rd row of Panel Pat A. P2. (P1. K1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times.
4th row: (P1. K1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times. K2. Work 4th row of Panel Pat A. Work 4th row of Panel Pat B. Work 4th row of Panel Pat A. P2. (P1. K1) 3 (5-8-14-18) times.
Last 4 rows form Moss St Pat at sides. Panel Pats A and B are now in position.


Cont in pat, keeping cont of panel pats, inc 1 st each end of needle on next 3 (5-5-9-5) rows, then on every following alt row to 63 (77-89-129-161) sts, taking inc sts into moss st.
Work 1 row even in pat.


Leg Openings: 1st row: (RS). Pat across 5 (5-7-11-12) sts. Cast off next 4 (6-6-10-12) sts. Pat across 45 (55-63-87-113) sts (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off next 4 (6-6-10-12) sts. Pat to end of row.


Note: Work all leg sections at the same time using a separate ball of yarn for each section.


Beg with a WS row, work 1 (1½-1½-2½-3) ins [2.5 (4-4-6-7.5) cm] in pat from cast off sts, ending with RS facing for next row.


Joining row: Pat across 5 (5-7-11-12) sts. Turn. Cast on 4 (6-6-10-12) sts. Turn. Pat across 45 (55-63-87-113) sts. Turn. Cast on 4 (6-6-10-12) sts. Turn. Pat to end of row. 63 (77-89-129-161) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from marked row measures 4½ (5½-7-10-11) ins [11.5 (14-18-25.5-28) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Place 2nd set of markers at each end of last row.
Shape back: Cast off 6 (7-9-12-13) sts beg of next 2 rows. 51 (63-71-105-135) sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows to 33 (43-49-73-93) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from first set of markers measures 9 (11½-14½-20-22) ins [23 (29-37-51-56) cm] (or desired length to base of tail), ending with RS facing for next row. Leave rem 33 (43-49-73-93) sts on a spare needle.
Sew center front seam from 2nd set of markers to neck edge, reversing seam 2 (2½-2½-3-3) ins [5 (6-6-7.5-7.5) cm] from cast on edge for turn back.

Body edging: With RS of work facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 37 (40-57-73-79) sts along body from 2nd marker to back. K33 (43-49-73-93) from back st holder, dec 7 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 37 (40-57-73-79) sts along opposite side of body to 2nd marker. 100 (116-156-212-244) sts. Join in rnd and work 1 inch [2.5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off loosely in ribbing.


Leg edging:With first double pointed needle pick up and knit 8 (8-10-12-14) sts around leg opening. [With next double pointed needle pick up and knit 8 (10-11-12-15) sts] twice. 24 (28-32-36-44) sts. Join in rnd and work 1½ (2-2½-3-3) ins [4 (5-6-7.5-7.5) cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off loosely in ribbing. Rep for 2nd leg opening.

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I am trying to print this pattern off. But when I click on the print button it doesn't print. What could be the problem.

Hello danwen65 6577628, we just tried the "Print" button and it seems to be functioning properly. If it's still not working for you, perhaps copy and paste the pattern into a Word document and print it from there? Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am knitting the Medium dog size, casting on 62 sts. Here's where I have a problem - K1, P1, 8 times (16 sts), P2, (now 18 sts), 1st row of panel A - 8 sts (now 26 sts), 1st row of panel B - 17 sts (now 43 sts), 1st row of panel A - 8 sts (now 51 sts), P2 (now 53 sts), K1, P1 8 times - 16 sts (now you would need 69 sts) I've on cast on 62 sts - where am I going wrong?

Do I need to have 4 balls of yarn to work the leg openings? For the Large size, Will I have 36 sts for the leg ribbing?

I did the turtle neck, but am stuck I have (57 stitches). When I continue with body row 1. (K1.P1) ( 5). P2. 1st row of Pat A. (8 stitches). and work 1st /Row of Pat B ( it is 11 stitches).knt pat 1 first row (8) P 2 (K1 P1) (5) times have 6 stitches left..... why...... Help......Barb

I have worked the 1st 20 rows and have the correct # of sts. Section A When I start Row 1 again, I have 4 purl sts in the center of the 8 sts. Then R19 also has me putting purl sts in the 4 center sts. Is that right? I have started this patter over twice now. Ugh!

This lovely Irish fisherman's sweater should be a great way to practice your cables and textural stitching. As for knitting the legs, I think that double pointed needles would be the solution since you can work them with as few as three stitches on the needles. If you need help using double pointed needles, I suggest searching YouTube for a video tutorial.

I have knitted the body part without to many problems but cant work out how to do the legs ,I have picked up the stitches but cant knit as too tight,cant use circular needle as to long ,any help would be great , fab coat but rubbish instructions

Like the dog coat but directions are terrible.

just put some of the dog sweater patterns to share on my timeline FB page,someone just pointed out the pattern measurements are american and would not be the same for uk help?

Beg with a WS row, work 1 (1-1-2-3) ins [2.5 (4-4-6-7.5) cm] in pat from cast off sts, ending with RS facing for next row. Read more at http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knit-Dog-Sweaters/N == o-Bones-About-It-Dog-Coat#Iwjtavty3PhK4F71.99 I need some help with the step.

Hi gwuesty 1091678, It looks like you should be starting this part from the 4 stitches you had cast off in the first row of the leg opening. If you're making the extra-small, you'll only work the pattern until it is 1 inch from the cast off stitches, making sure that you end on a RS row so that the next step will line up. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am stuck at this point as well. Can you explain it in more detail? Thanks

Guests, did you get past this part. I am stuck here and do not know how to proceed. I have done my cast offs for the leg openings but I don't understand what to do next. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

I forgot to say about the cont of the pat. What I asking about when it said cont in the joining row after you complete the row.

This Sweater is very cute except after you first complete the first set of cabling there is no instuctions to continue the cabling. It is just says to start the pat. Also does that mean start the the ribbing or the moss stit. Billy

I may be going blind, but I do not see casting on instructions.

Hi elaine 3130661, Right under the instructions for Panel Pat B, the pattern states: "Turtleneck: With smaller needles, cast on 42 (50-62-86-102) sts." Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I guess you are blind cause there are casting on the Turtleneck part from there you can start this project

This little coat is so adorable. I would call it "The Baby Grand Dog Coat" because the black and white remind me of a piano! Sooo cute!

I WOULD NAME THIS HEARTS AND KISSES DOG SWEATER

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I think the best name for this adorable doggie coat is Poodle Power! I am going to have to make this one for my son's little doggie.

Somehow or other my first post did not get here. My name for the adorable pattern is Precious Doggie Coat. I had an 8 lb. black poodle named Precious that I had to put down after 16 years. Lots of tears but I will remember her always.

I forgot to mention that her name was Precious.

No bones about it. How's that for a name? Vida

I think it should be called Hugs and Dog Biscuits.

Puttin' on the Ritz, 'cause it's such a classy sweater!

Canine Cabled Cutie

I'm not rating the pattern, but going to suggest a name for the doggie coat. Hugs & Kisses Doggie Coat. I think the circles and "X's" reminds me of X's and O's when writing a love letter and signing it.

You give sizes based on the dog's chest size HOW did you measure the chest, exactly?

Oops, meant to say down the Dog's back.....

Can anyone tell me what the length of the sweater is down the Doug's back, per sweater size? My dog is Yorkie/Dachsund mix. He's short legged, thin around, but very long. Many sweaters only cover him partway down his back, unless I get one too big around his chest. Thanks, Susan

Breezy Cable Doggie Sweater

Cables run with the dogs.

Bone and Biscuit Dog Coat...I think the cable pattern resembles dog treats!

It's already called Biscuits & Bones Dog Coat by Paton's. I bought the kit from Mary Maxim and made one for our Granddog.

T-bone is what I would name it :)

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This is a hot dog!

Bones and Biscuits Dog Sweater. That's what the cables look like to me! Cute!

My proposal: Aran Dream Dog Sweater

Kibbles and Bits Sweater...whatcha think?

How about Poochys Pullover

Worn when Shorn. When its not Too Hot to Trot.

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I would call this dog sweater "fisherman's friend" as it looks like a fisherman's knit. Rita

I call it Paris Skadoo Coat

I call this Paris Skadoo Coat

Swootle your Poodle Sweater. Or Bonnie Irish Dog Sweater.

Name: CANINE'S CABLE CREW

This is adorable. I think I would call it Cable Chic.

Hugs & Bones!

Hugs & Kisses - name for dog's coat

Cleo's Cable Coat

My name for the doggie coat is: TOP OF THE CLASS STEPPING OUT

Cream Aran Dog Love Jacket

Cute Cables!

K-9 cable coat or Bones and kisses cable sweater.

Cute in Cables

Pooch smooch or a poodle snoodle..........it looks so cuddly and cosy!

Cable Dog....

For name: Sexy and I Know It.

Fisherman's Woof Sweater Beth

A Doggone Good Dog Coat

Cuddles ad Kisses Dog Sweater! Love it and going to make one very soon! xoxoxox

Bones and Biscuits for a Name. Excellent and easy pattern!

Bone & O (Bonio) Cozy sweater

Canine Cozy Cables :)

Perfect Poochie Doggie Sweater!

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