Boa Dog Coat
Dress your dog up to look like you when you go out walking. The Boa Dog Coat is easy to make, and is perfect for a pet owner. This free knitting pattern from Bernat is to die for. It's an easy knitting pattern you will enjoy making. Dressing up your best friend is a great way to put your knitting skills to work.
Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm
Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
To fit chest measurement
Petite 10 ins [25.5 cm]
Small 13 " [33 " ]
Medium 16 " [40.5 " ]
Large 24 " [61 " ]
Extra-Large 30 " [76 " ]
Bernat® Boa (100 g/3.5 oz; 130 m/142 yds)
- Main Color (MC): Beige - 1 ball for all sizes
- Contrast A: Brown
Size 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
12 sts and 14 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with 2 strands of yarn.
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
With 2 strands of A, cast on 26 (30-36-50-60) sts.
Beg with a purl row, work 2 (2-2.5-2.5-3) ins [5 (5-6-6-7.5) cm] in reverse stocking st, ending on a knit row.
Change to MC and beg with a knit row, work 2 rows stocking st.
Cont in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of needle on next 4 (4-6-6-8) rows. 34 (38-48-62-76) sts.
Sizes S, M, L and XL only: Inc 1 st each end of needle on following alt rows to (40-50-72-92) sts. Purl 1 row.
All Sizes: Leg Openings: Next row: (RS). K3 (4-4-6-9). Cast off next 3 (3-4-6-6) sts. K22 (26-34-48-62) (including st on needle after cast off ).
Cast off next 3 (3-4-6-6) sts. Knit to end of row.
Note: All Leg sections are worked at the same time using separate balls of yarn for each section.
Beg with a purl row, work 1 (1½-1½-2½-3) ins [2.5 (4-4-6-8) cm] from cast off sts, ending with RS facing for next row.
Joining row: K3 (4-4-6-9). Cast on 3 (3-4-6-6) sts. K22 (26-34-48-62).
Cast on 3 (3-4-6-6) sts. Knit to end of row. 34 (40-50-72-92) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 5 (5½-7-10-11) ins [12.5 (14-18-25.5-28) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Back Shaping: Cast off 4 (5-6-8-9) sts beg next 2 rows. 26 (30-38-56-74) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt rows until there are 16 (22-28-38-50) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 10 (12½-15½-21-23) ins [25.5 (32-39.5-53.5-58.5) cm] (or desired length to base of tail), ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
Sew center front seam from neck to beg of back shaping.
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