my hounds like their jumpers from k9 knitters, but they only have one each, and will need spares for when those are in the wash. I would deffo bid on some. Also, would she consider knitting 'on commission'? i saw some gorgeous wool at absolute bargain basement prices on the abakhan website that would look ace on Lance and Esme! ;D
A ribbed, buttoned sweater to fit your fast friend! Knit in one piece, starting out knitted in the round, the turtleneck increases to a chest gusset for a better fit. After the chest gusset is complete and cast off, short row shaping completes the turn down the torso and the body is knit flat. There is a buttoned belly panel for ease in donning and removing sweater. The sweater is knit in a broad rib (belly panel is 1x1 rib) to accommodate a range of chest sizes. There is also an option to leave a slit in the collar to allow a leash to pass through. • see note at end of pattern regarding photos • SIZES: To fit chest measurement: Length (base of neck to tail): M 26 – 28 inches M 28 inches L 28 – 30 inches L 30 inches XL 30 – 32 inches XL 32 inches [Length can be adjusted to fit your particular hound. After the side decreases have been completed, there is a section of “straight” knitting which can be adjusted to your measurements.] MATERIALS: _ Bernat Natural Blends “Wool Blend” 100 g (3.5 oz) 240 yds/216 m * 80% acrylic, 20% wool: M L XL 2 3 3 skeins (or other worsted weight yarn that will match gauge) *The variegated colourways have less yardage; make sure to calculate for this. _ 18 mm buttons of your choice: M L XL 3 3 4 _ 3 stitch markers _ 4.5 mm (US 7) [or size needed to achieve gauge] circular knitting needle, 16” for neck, 24 or 32” for body Gauge: 17 st and 20 rows = 4” in stocking stitch Abbreviations: inc = increase (I used a M1 lifted strand increase) dec = decrease ssk = slip next two stitches knitwise to right needle, then knit together k2tog = knit next two stitches together RS = right side (of work) WS = wrong side (of work) INSTRUCTIONS: [The instructions are written for size M; any changes for subsequently larger sizes will be displayed by ( ) ] Collar: Cast on 68 (76) (80) stitches, place marker and join in round being careful not to twist stitches. Begin K2 P2 rib around. Rib for 7.5 (8) (9) inches. Slit for leash pass-through (optional): Rib to halfway point of round. Cast off one stitch, work to end of round. Continue working round to the hole created by the cast off stitch. TURN work and rib back. Work flat for 5 rounds. On the 5th round, work to the hole, cast on one stitch and continue to work in the round. If not making slit, rib 6 more rounds. First collar increase: inc 16 (18) (20) stitches evenly. You may incorporate the increases into your K2 parts of the rib. 84 (94) (100) stitches. Rib 10 (11) (12) more rounds. Second collar increase: inc 10 stitches evenly. 94 (104) (110) stitches. Work 6 (7) (8) rounds even. Set out chest gusset stitches: set out with markers 14 (16) (18) stitches for the chest gusset. The end of round marker will be in the middle of these stitches (opposite to the leash slot). Depending on how you placed your increase stitches, you may have to adjust the markers a stitch or two to the left/right to make sure your center back is exactly half way from the gusset. Count it out. Remove the previous “end of round” marker. The right gusset marker will now indicate the new beginning/end of round. You are going to work the gusset stitches in stocking stitch, increasing on the inside of the gusset markers. While working the chest gusset, you may wish to begin to knit the first two sets of P2 stitches on either side of gusset to make a nice, broad stocking stitch section in which to do your short row shaping and side decreases after completion of the chest gusset. Begin gusset increases: Slip marker, knit 1, inc one stitch, knit to one stitch before next gusset marker. Inc one stitch, then continue working back of sweater in established rib to end of round. Work two rounds even. Repeat these 3 rounds twice more. 100 (110) (116) stitches. Work inc rounds every other row 7 (8) (9) times. 114 (126) (134) stitches. You may wish to work a K1 P1 rib for the last five or six rows of the chest gusset to prevent it from rolling up when the sweater is being worn. Next round: work even around to the second chest gusset marker. Remove marker, then cast off the 32 (36) (40) gusset stitches. Work to end of round. 82 (90) (94) stitches. You are working flat now. Work WS row. Begin short-row shaping: Knit 4 stitches, slip next stitch purlwise. Bring yarn to front of work and slip stitch back to left needle. Bring yarn to back of work. Turn, purl back. Knit to wrap, knit this and wrapped stitch together, then wrap next stitch and continue in this manner until you have wrapped the 11th stitch, purled back and then work to the end of the row. (A good shortrow tutorial may be found at www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=143 ) Repeat this short-row shaping on the WS (purl side) in the same manner. Cast on belly panel: At the end of the next WS row, place a marker, then backwards loop cast on 28 (34) (40) stitches. 110 (124) (134) stitches. Turn work. Knit 4 stitches (keep these 4 stitches in garter stitch to create the button hole band) and K1P1 rib to marker. Slip marker, inc one stitch at each end of body section every other row three times. 116 (130) (140) stitches.
mellyb123: hello im a brand new greyhound owner. i am more anxious then my dog.. any tips plz xxx
Feb 11, 2017 8:48:28 GMT -5
missfleur2003: Hello. I am new to this site and noticed that the posts for available dogs seem to be quite old. Some seem to be years old. Are the dogs shown still available.
Feb 27, 2017 13:43:46 GMT -5
littledinkk: Brand new Greyhound owner here too. Ditto what mellyb123 said! xx
Mar 6, 2017 8:09:31 GMT -5
peggy: Also a brand new greyhound owner, I love her already. It's hard to believe she is 4 years old, I have to keep reminding myself she was in a kennel and not a home. She is a beaut, but goes skits around food, I suppose it was the excieting time of day x
Apr 20, 2017 14:26:04 GMT -5
dasherman: Hi, can anyone offer any suggestions as to why when it is sunny, my adopted ex racer is terrified to leave the house to eat or drink or anything for that matter? Seems to be obsessed by the sky?
May 7, 2017 9:03:45 GMT -5
rusty1968: Hi has Magnum finally gone to a great home the details are old but he is lovely
Mar 10, 2018 6:03:17 GMT -5
curlyk: Yes he has been rehomed. I saw a while back. Not been updated on the site I think...
May 16, 2018 13:29:01 GMT -5
kiri07: I have been concerned with my 7 year old greyhound losing hair on her thighs, but it looks like it is a normal thing. She's losing a little in a few other places too. I saw someone say something about vetzyme condition tablets? I also heard organic oat
Aug 14, 2018 14:31:19 GMT -5
kiri07: can help grow their hair back as well. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Aug 14, 2018 14:31:49 GMT -5
steeveet: Hi there, just had our home inspection by a lovely lady with her Greyhound Arthur, who I could have happily snaffled as he was sweet and at home with our girl Belle. Does anyone here know how we now get to meet any of the dogs who need a home?
Oct 26, 2018 9:46:28 GMT -5
rachelb003: Hi Steeveet. LIsa has your homecheck and will be in touch ASAP to arrange for you to come to the kennels and meet the dogs. Thanks
Oct 27, 2018 8:16:27 GMT -5
steeveet: Thanks Rachel003, soo excited to meet a lovely new hound
Oct 29, 2018 5:32:16 GMT -5
greylover68: Can I shout out advice re fireworks! Rock Rose which is a Bach’s Flower Remedy works fantastically! My great big big is petrified but a few drops of Rock Rose and he’s calm within minutes. It is for fear so would help with other things too.
Dec 5, 2018 14:05:42 GMT -5
angelahill: Hi I am interested in one of your dogs. Please call 07906330697 if there is anyone available to talk to. We have been home check by another charity.
Mar 18, 2019 14:02:01 GMT -5
cccbottle: Hi, am interested in Miss Lyra....how do we go about coming to visit her with our 9 yr old male Denis. please contact us on this board. left this on 8/4/19
Apr 8, 2019 9:01:19 GMT -5
edwardmatthews: Hello, my wife and I are keen to adopt our first dog. We're looking for a medium sized young dog. We live within big communal gardens and will be with him/her every day. Please call us on 07860 343 387 at your convenience. Edward and Alexandra Matthews.
Apr 1, 2020 17:35:44 GMT -5
ijustlovedogs: FIREWORKS!!! The first week in September!!
Sept 1, 2020 17:10:57 GMT -5
ijustlovedogs: Sorry pressed send by mistake. If readers here haven't done so already will they do so on the Change.org we
Sept 1, 2020 17:12:24 GMT -5
ijustlovedogs: Again...! Change.org petition website. Late walk tonight with my Lurcher and Greyhound. 9.30 and a full scale display in someone's garden. If Secret he Grey hadn't been on her lead there might have been a tragic accident.
Sept 1, 2020 17:18:25 GMT -5