A Little Closer to on Time this Week

Puppy Parka (Worked on size 8 needles with eyelash and worsted weight yarn)

(Brrr – this was my first outdoor shot since summer!)

            Back:

                        Cast on 18 stitches with eyelash and worsted yarn held together

Knit 3 rows

                        Break off eyelash yarn

                        Work 8 rows stockinette stitch, starting with a knit row

                        Row 9: knit 1, knit 2 together, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 1

                        Row 10: Purl 4, cast off 8, purl 4

Slip the left 4 stitches onto a holder and work 7 rows stockinette stitch with attached (right) 4 stitches.

Bind off

Re-attach yarn to left 4 stitches and work 7 rows stockinette stitch

Bind off

            Right side:

                        Cast on 8 stitches with eyelash and worsted yarn held together

                        Knit 3 rows

                        Break off eyelash yarn

                        Work 10 rows stockinette stitch, starting with a knit row

                        Row 11: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 5

                        Row 12: Purl 1, purl 2 together, purl 4

                        Row 13: Knit 4, bind off 2, cut yarn and thread through loop

                        Re-attach yarn and work 7 more rows stockinette stitch, starting with a purl row

                        Bind off

            Left side:

                        Cast on 8 stitches with eyelash and worsted yarn held together

                        Knit 3 rows

                        Break off eyelash yarn

                        Work 10 rows stockinette stitch, starting with a knit row

                        Row 11: Knit 5, knit 2 together, knit 1

                        Row 12: Purl 4, purl 2 together, purl 1

                        Row 13: Cast off 2, knit 4

                        Work 7 more rows stockinette stitch, starting with a purl row

                        Bind off

            Sleeves (I made these too small the first time and had to redo them):

                        With eyelash yarn and worsted held together, cast on 28 stitches

                        Knit 2 rows, then break off eyelash yarn

                        Work 9 rows stockinette stitch, staring with a purl row

                        Bind off

Finishing: Weave in all ends. Sew side seams 1 ½ inches up from the bottom. Sew shoulder seams. Sew on sleeves (pin them first so they don’t end up inside out). Sew on 3 snaps for closure.

Stay tuned next week for a matching hat and scarf!

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