“An incredibly simple shape that once mastered will have you knitting dog coats for all your friends!” - Jo Storie
Ability: Easy Skills Required: This is an easy pattern which requires you to work basic stitches, including a classic cable and has very simple shaping and finishing. Yarn Type: We used Rowan ‘Big’ 100% Merino Wool Roving Yarn Shade: Photographed in Linen 048 Yarn Weight: Super chunky
Sizes to Fit: Our model and namesake is a Jack-a-poo and he is wearing size 1
Size One: (small) - Chest to fit 35.5-46cm (14-18in) Chest at widest - 44cm (17in) Length from nape of neck to bottom: Size 1 (small) - 31cm (12¼in) You will need: 1 x 100g balls of Rowan ‘Big wool’
Size Two: (medium) - Chest to fit 46-56cm (18-22in) Chest at widest - 54cm (21in) Length from nape of neck to bottom: Size 2 (medium) - 41cm (16¼in) You will need: 2 x 100g balls of Rowan ‘Big wool’
*1 ball = approx 80m/87yds (100g)
Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are approximate. You may wish to order an extra ball/skein to be sure you have sufficient yarn.
Materials Required: You will need: 1 pair each of 9mm (US 13) and 12mm (US 17) straight needles Cable needle and a tapestry needle for sewing.
Tension: 10.5 sts x 11.5 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) in cable and rib pattern using 12mm (US17) needles.
*Tensions are provided should you wish to substitute an alternative yarn to that suggested by us. Please ensure you knit a tension square to check that the yarn is suitable as not all yarns will give a like for like result.