Pound Puppy U or “Big Chief on Campus”

Pound Puppy Letter Sweater

Some of you may recall last year when I designed a Pound Puppies cheerleader outfit for one of my favorite old toys. This football season, I thought it would be fun to make a matching letter sweater for the guy dogs. Here, Blackie (above) and Chief (below) sport the Maize ‘n Blue in support of my dad’s favorite college team, the Michigan Wolverines.

 

Back:

Cast on 21 stitches

Work 2 rows knit 1, purl 1 ribbing

Knit row 3

Row 4: purl 1 row in a contrasting color

Row 5 and 6: Work in stockinette stitch

Row 7: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 1 (19 stitches)

Rows 8-10: Work in stockinette stitch

Row 11: knit 1, knit 2 together, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 1 (17 stitches)

Row 13: knit 1, knit 2 together, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 1 (15 stitches)

Row 15: Knit 3, cast off 11, knit 3

Work 5 rows with each side, starting with a purl row

Cast off

Chief was my first Pound Puppy, so I don’t remember how he got that black eye. Should I blame it on my sister?

Right Side:

Cast on 7 stitches

Work 2 rows knit 1, purl 1 ribbing

Knit 1 row

Row 4: Purl with a contrasting color

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 4 (6 stitches)

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: Knit 1, knit 2 together twice, knit 1 (4 stitches)

Rows 10-14: work in stockinette stitch, starting with a purl row

Row 15: Cast off. Mark this side with a pin.

Left Side:

Cast on 7 stitches

Work 2 rows knit 1, purl 1 ribbing

Knit 1 row

Row 4: Purl with a contrasting color

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: Knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 1 (6 stitches)

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: Knit 1, knit 2 together twice, knit 1 (4 stitches)

Rows 10-14: work in stockinette stitch, starting with a purl row

Row 15: Cast off

Sleeves:

Cast on 20 stitches

Work 2 rows knit 1, purl 1 ribbing

Knit next row in a contrasting color

Purl 1 row

Cast off

Finishing:

Weave in all ends. Sew side seams up 1” from the bottom. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves, pinning them in first so they end up right-side- out. Sew sleeve seams. Sew a felt letter on the back and 3 snaps on the front.

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