Thursday, February 04, 2010

a knitting pattern for hipster princess dogs

my sweet

Sylvia decided that she needed a little something extra to show off her granola-princess-hipster-sheltiethingness. She couldn't let all of the other dogs with their fancy agility slip leads out fancy her.

As everyone around here knows, Sylvia gets what Sylvia wants, so, without further ado, I present the Granola Princess Hipster Sheltiething Felted Slip Lead.

felted slip lead

Prior to felting:

slip lead, prior to felting

And, TA-DA, a supereasy pattern, just for you!!!

Yarn: worsted weight 100% Merino wool (I used Patons)
Gauge: 5 stitches/inch
Needles: two double pointed needles, size 9
Notions: one strong metal O ring or D ring (or a metal snap to make a regular leash instead of a slip lead)

The main part of the leash is just a loooong wide i-cord. See? Supereasy!!

-Cast on 7 st on 1 dpn

-K7, bring yarn around back of all stitches to the first stitch of the row, slide all stitches to other end of dpn, K7, starting with first stitch of the row
-Repeat until knitting measures 84" (change yarn colors throughout to form stripes if desired)

-slip the metal ring (or metal snap) to the end of the knitting, fold the end of the knitting over the ring
-bring the yarn around back of all stitches on the needle, slide needle to end
-(pick up 1 st from the body of the knitting, K2TOG) repeat to end of row
-repeat last row for two more rows
-bind off
-stitch down the bound off edge
-slip the knitting through the ring to form the collar loop

-fold over the other end of the knitting to form the handle (approx 12")
-whip stitch the loose end to the knitting around the edges (approx 4.5")

-I hand felted my slip lead using hot tap water and a few drops of dish soap for about 15 minutes.

Enjoy, be hip, eat granola!


leigh said...

All of your animals look so beautiful and well cared for. Thank you for sharing them with those of us who don't quite yet live in an environment suitable to share with animals.

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