See how, what began as stranded colorwork “patches” knit alongside Arne + Carlos during their Quarantine KAL, became a patchwork pillow bursting with color, featuring Izzy Knits house yarn, RUFF+TUMBLE DK.
A tube-shaped sweater seems to work great for some dogs (which is why it's so widely used for dog sweaters) but it’s definitely not a good fit for a schnoodle. With this sweater (Take 3), I think I've found the solution.
In one of the knitting classes I’ve taken, I remember the instructor saying, “We often learn more from our failures than we do from our successes." Let's just say, I learned a lot from my second attempt at creating the ultimate dog sweater!
In my first-ever KAL, I learned not only how to doslipped stitch (mosaic) colorwork, but I witnessed knitters from across the globe encouraging one another to learn, to make mistakes, and to problem solve in a creative, supportive, and totally non-judgemental environment!
Mosaic knitting is a form of colorwork knitting that makes use of simple slipped stitches to create intricate patterns and textures. While it looks complex, it’s actually very easy. We're here to confirm, there's no need to be intimidated!
In my search for the Ultimate Dog Sweater, I knit this one for Miss Jazzy B in Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity DK. Learn why I chose this yarn and what I thought of this pattern in this first installment (Take One) of The Ultimate Dog Sweater.
The great thing about this pattern is that, no matter what yarn you choose, you can knit until it's gone, or stop sooner, as I did, when you reach your desired dimensions. Gauge is not critical here. That makes the Turicum Shawl endlessly customizable!