machine knitting midgauge standard bulky machknit knit machine-knit patterns
Saturday, February 1, 2020
I guess I couldn't bear to throw away my "swatch" (my 200+ row failure from when I knit a scarf for a friend). I'm usually a thrower, but this was too large to toss. Had to come up with something, so Ollie is getting another sweater. View from the top:
I tried to unravel back to a row I could work with but it was too frustrating. The dark color didn't help any. So I took it to my sewing machine and sewed two rows across, trying to stay on the same knitted row. I cut off some extra and almost got it perfect, but this is a dog garment, right??? I just picked up stitches below the sewing machine stitches and knit a fold over neckband. Then I knit an underpanel. This is a view from the side.
You can't really see it, but there are holes for his front legs. The floats in this design are pretty long, so I used some iron-on interfacing. I wouldn't say I did such a great job cutting it, but it will be hidden on the inside. It's a dog garment, right???
At least now his claws won't catch on the floats. I think I'm done making dog clothes for a good long while now. Especially since spring and warmer temps are right around the corner.
A friend said his doggie friends are going to be jealous of all his new clothes. Made me chuckle!