Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Greyhound Cowl Knitting Pattern

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14 comments:

  1. I'm glad you explained the body fat thing. I thought you were just a pet dresser upper. I still loved you despite :)

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  2. Thanks for posting this!

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  3. Emma is beautiful! I have a grey too. She has more coats and cowls than I do lol! Oddly she prefers winter over summer. She loves running in the snow. I love that you made sure there was an opening for the collar loop in the cowl, very important!

    Cheers!

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    1. Thank you! Sounds like a fashionable hound. :) I don't think Emma likes the cold very much, but she gets very excited the first time in spring when she gets to go outside without wearing it!

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  4. My daughter has a Greyhound, Nina. Nina is a wonderful friend to humans and to her best friend, Lucy, a Bichon. She was adopted through the National Greyhound Association's adoption program in Philadelphia, PA. I will certainly make Nina a cowl. She will look beautiful!

    Thank you for the pattern.

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Let me know how it turns out. :)

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  5. so?....How did Nina's cowl turn out?

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  6. That's a good idea. Greyhounds are ideal for people who want a dog that doesn't shed a lot. They just need a little extra care in the wintertime. The cowl will make a great gift for anyone who has a dog, even if the person who knits doesn't have dogs themselves.

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  7. I am going to knit this for a whippet grandpuppy. He's 3 now and doesn't like the cold much. I may need to adjust the pattern for his size. Would you mind measuring your snood at the widest point as that will give me an idea of whether I need to adjust. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Joanne. I apologize, I've been in the process of moving my web site and just saw your comment now. The amount of stitches you cast on will really depend on the gauge of your yarn. I would recommend knitting a swatch and determining how many stitches per inch you are knitting in a row with that yarn. The cowl is meant to fit a little loosely so you can scrunch it up. If you measure your dog's neck and add a couple of inches, then determine the number of stitches you need to cast on by multiplying in your stitches per inch. My dog's cowl is 18" at the base and 16" at the top. It fits snugly against her torso and is very loose and scrunched up along her neck behind her head when she wears it. The main thing is to make sure that it will fit over the dog's head on the top end. Emma's head is about 13" around. I hope that helps!

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  8. Hi there. Not a problem. I've already made one and it worked quite well, but a bit tight around the shoulders. So, going to make another and add a few more increases. Thanks for the pattern and especially for the opening for the leash.
    I've tried to figure out how to attach a picture of Enzo with his new cowl ... alas, can't work the magic.

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  9. HI,

    Has anyone tried this for an Italian Greyhound? My mother is bothering me to do something for her IG. Thanks!

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    1. Hi, sorry for the late reply. I'm not aware of any projects out there for an IG, but you could try modifying it by knitting a gauge swatch and adjusting the number of stitches to be cast on and increased based on the dog's measurements. Good luck with the project!

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