Make this Doggie Jumper
Make sure your pooch is toasty warm this winter – and looking stylish – in this hand knit number.
by Judy Newman
This stocking stitch pattern with rib bands has been provided by Australian Country Spinners and when I saw it, I just had to knit it for our new pup Kandie – in orange (definitely her colour) with red trim. The roll neck is particularly flattering on a girl with a rather long neck like Kandie.
I’ve also added her initial K to the pocket in knitting stitch embroidery which is super easy to do and adds a cool personal touch. See the video for how to do this embroidery.
And remember, it is not recommended that dogs exercise while wearing their jumpers to avoid them becoming overheated. Judy Newman
Knitting Stitch embroidery instructions:
Work from the bottom to the top of the design. If necessary, mark the design using a water soluble pen or chalk pencil. Using a tapestry needle and yarn of the same thickness as the fabric, bring the needle up at the base of a V stitch. You will be covering the knitted V with the embroidery. Take the needle across the bar under the stitch above.
Then bring the needle down to the starting point and out at the starting point of the stitch above. Avoid pulling tightly – the tension should be about the same as the original stitch.
Repeat the embroidery on the stitch above.
Continue in this manner changing colour when desired, until your design is complete. Weave ends into the fabric to prevent unravelling.
Here’s a short video of working the knitting stitch embroidery:
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