Thursday, November 10, 2016

Kennel Kozies Again

Last year I made several of these dog rugs to donate to a shelter. Since then I have made them for friends and family.  I have used rug yarn combined with novelty yarn or acrylic yarn. No two have come out the same.  Since I used scrap yarn in my stash the yardages are approximate. This pattern is just a recipe and can be adjusted for different sizes.  This size fits in a small dog crate.  Make them for your pet or make them to donate.

Kennel Kozy

A rectangle dog rug knit flat in garter stitch, then stitches are picked up around the edges and knit in the round. approximate size 14” x 22”

150 yards each of two bulky yarns or combination of yarns knit to gauge
needles, circular size US 15 40” long
stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge 8 stitches by 16 rows = 4 inches - Not real important

Cast on 36 stitches (starting with the second row slip the first stitch purlwise with yarn in front to make picking up stitches easier)
Knit 40 rows
Without turning, place beginning marker, pick up 20 stitches along short side, place marker, pick up 36 along cast on edge, place marker, pick up 20 on second short side , place marker, knit to 1st marker. slip marker

Round 1 *Increase by knitting in the front and back of the first stitch (kfb) , knit to stitch before next marker kfb, slip marker *, repeat between ** 3 more times
Round 2 Knit
Round 3 Repeat round 1
Rounds 4 – 6 Knit
Bind off. Weave in ends