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Knitter: Susan Maycock Breed: Border collie and English bull terrier Notes: I’ve tried quite a few of the patterns, but these two are my favourite. ‘Bullseye’ came out a bit bigger than expected as I used bigger needles, but he was my second attempt at knitting a dog and he’s still my favourite!
Knitter: Deb Faculak Breed: Doberman Pinscher Notes: This is “Onyx”. The model/real Onyx lives with his people in Petoskey, Michigan, USA. To get the sheen for a smooth shiny coat I knit this dog with DMC Coton Perle floss and US#2 needles.
Knitter: Sienna Parete Breed: Poodle Notes: Inspired by “Jazz.” I did a loopy stitch toward the back on purl rows to get adequate thickness of the fur on the legs, tail, and head.
Knitter: Sienna Parete Breed: Chihuahua-Papillon mix Notes: Inspired by “Mercy”
Knitter: Julie Webster Breed: Jack Russell
Knitter: Frizzy Logic Breed: Golden Retriever Notes: This was made for my son’s teacher as an end of year present. Her much-loved dog is in Australia and therefore also much missed. I adapted the labrador pattern to add furryness from the collie pattern and floppyness of ear by making a shortened version of the dachshund’s. He is blogged [...]
Knitter: Janet Nickel Breed: Newfoundlander
Knitter: Deb Faculak Breed: Keeshond Notes: This is Sadie (AKC Ronson’s RC Shiseido 1991-2007). I used a combination of the Huskie and the Sheepdog patterns, to knit my favorite dog.