Mar 122012

Some patterns, it seems, have a mind of their own.  I had a really cute sketch for this dog.  It was a sweet little beagle with floppy ears and spots.  Somehow the prototype took on a life of it’s own and decided at some point that it wanted to be a dachshund instead.  I obliged because, really, how can you say no to a face like that??  I love that it became what it did.  The long body is a prefect size for grasping and the floppy legs give it a real goofy quality.

The pattern comes in two sizes.  The above example is in sport weight while a worsted version will give you a bit larger of a dog.

The Details:

Yarn: sport weight yarn for the small (shown) or worsted for the large
Yardage: approximately  150yds of either weight
Gauge: 24sts/4″ with sport weight for small, 20sts/4″ with worsted weight for large
Suggested needle size: US size 4 for small and US size 6 for large, either 4 DPNs or one long circular
Finished measurements:  approximately 15″ long for small, 20″ long for large
Price: $4

Find this pattern on Ravelry



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  3 Responses to “Howard”

  1. Iam knitting your xenon mitts from knitscene and I am wondering about the round one , shape the thumb. Ssp ?? It’s not listed in the abreviations in the front of the mag.
    thanks, Trudy

  2. SSP means slip one knit-wise, slip another knit-wise, then purl those two stitches together through the back loop.

    You can see all the abbreviations for the magazine here!

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