I want to share with you a really vibrant dog jumper knitting pattern with rainbow stripes in this pattern article. Everyone you see on your daily walks will smile when you wear this colorful sweater. You may knit this dog sweater in any color you choose because it is made with rainbow stripes.
An Easy-Level Knitting Pattern
This is a simple pattern for those of you who are advanced beginners. These skills will require you to knit, purl, k2tog, and m1. It will also expose you to shaping and reducing using mostly knit and purl stitches. To help the dog sweater lay flat while worn, ribbed edging has been added to the back piece and sleeves.
Yarn Used To Make Dog Jumper
I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky from Love Crafts, a bulky weight (05) yarn, to make the sweater with rainbow stripes. This means that with size 6.5mm (US 10) needles, the dog sweater worked up rather rapidly.
I chose a rainbow selection of colors, but instead of purchasing their more appropriate Pansy Purple color, I used their Raspberry Pink, which I had left over in my stash. For this pattern, any bulky-weight yarn (chunky) would work.
Create A Matching Rainbow Cardigan
Your dog will look great strolling around your neighborhood in this rainbow dog sweater. Five sizes (S, M, L, 1L, and 2X) of the matching rainbow cardigan knitting pattern are available for purchase. Using the same yarn and needle size as the cardigan, the dog sweater is knitted.
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How to make Dog Jumper Knitting Pattern
Though designed with advanced novice knitters in mind, the dog sweater is simple to construct. You will make a striped sweater with some basic increases and reductions using mostly knit stitches.
- Starting with the small size, the design is provided for all sizes, with modifications for larger and smaller sizes indicated where appropriate.
- Before starting, circle or highlight every number that corresponds to your size to make the pattern easier to follow.
- To create stripes, the color of the yarn is altered.
- For your size, work each color in the number of rows specified.
Basics Skills Tips and Material
Skill Level: Easy
Measurements and Size
- Length excluding collar: Small: 14″; Medium: 16″; Large: 18”
- Chest at the widest part: Small: 8″; Medium: 10″; Large: 12”
Gauge: 4 inches/10 cm = 14 stitches in 18 rows of st.
The Supplies You Need
Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky/100% Acrylic, 100g (3.5oz), Chunky/Bulky/12-ply yarn weight
- Rose Red: 313
- Blood Orange: 319
- Daffodil Yellow: 321
- Slate Green: 326
- Light Blue: 304
- Dolphin Blue: 336
- Raspberry Pink: 343
To obtain the following sizes, approximately:
Small: 50g (350g) × 1 x each color
Medium: 50 g (350 g) of one color each.
Large: 100g (700g) × 1 x each color
Straight or circular 6.5mm (US 10.5) knitting needles with a 40″/100cm cable (16.5″ or
You might need to use a 20-foot cable for the sleeves.
- 6.5mm (US 10.5) knitting needles: straight or circular with a 40″/100cm cable.
- A 16″ or 20″ cable may be needed for the sleeves.
- Spare a needle or stitch holder to hold spare stitches.
- On the back and tummy, tuck in all the loose ends.
- Sew the ribbed neck with the wrong side facing you, using the mattress stitch, so that the collar will have a clean edge when you turn it over.
- Sew the red yarn in the stocking stitch and the red ribbed collar on both sides of the beginning of the armholes.
- Additionally, since the ribbed collar rolls up as your dog runs, I would advise using a few red yarn stitches to secure it in place.
- Next, sew the green yarn-covered area on both sides.
- This needs to be half rib and half st.
- The front legs may now pass through these two sizable apertures.
The dog sweater is easy to put together, even if it was created with advanced beginning knitters in mind. Mostly utilizing knit stitches, you will learn some fundamental increases and decreases to create a striped sweater. For those of you who are advanced novices, this is an easy pattern.
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